This Pecan Coffee Cake is a low carb breakfast cake with an almond butter cinnamon swirl and sweet buttery vanilla drizzle. It makes a great brunch with a hot cup of coffee, but also can be served as an after dinner dessert!
Our favorite time to have this Pecan Coffee Cake is for a weekend brunch with a steaming hot cup of coffee. I love making it at the beginning of the weekend so we can have breakfast in the morning, and dessert in the evening, both weekend days!
Keto Pecan Coffee Cake for the Weekend win!
Weekends are always relaxed in our home. While I have always been an early riser, Grumpy is not! As a result, I like to have something like this Pecan Coffee Cake for breakfast on the weekend. That way, we can both enjoy a piece whenever we feel ready to eat!
I also try to make smaller batch recipes, however, for this particular recipe, I decided to go full sized. With only two of us in the house, usually a full 12 serving size recipe is too much. However, in this case, it didn't turn out that way. Grumpy loved this so much, it was breakfast and dessert! So, this Pecan Coffee Cake lasted a little more than two days for us. Win for me since I only had to bake once for the weekend. And, win for Grumpy since he was satisfied all weekend long!
How to make Pecan Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl
Time needed: 1 hour.
A low carb breakfast cake with pecans, cinnamon swirl and a vanilla drizzle.
- Measure your ingredients
Measuring your ingredients before any mixing will make your recipe making go smoother!
- Prepare your baking pan
Using a paper towel and softened butter, smear the butter over the bottom and up the sides of your baking pan.
- Combine your dry ingredients
Add your almond flour, coconut flour, Monkfruit brown sweetener, salt, and baking powder to mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients
In a 4 cup glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, water, and heavy cream. Add melted butter and egg mixture to flour mixture.
Stir to combine well.
- Remove 1 cup batter and mix in almond butter.
Once your batter is combined, remove 1 cup of batter and place in small mixing bowl. Add to it 28 oz almond butter. Stir until combined.
- Place plain batter in baking dish
Place batter in baking dish and spread to cover bottom of pan.
- Top with dollops of Almond Butter batter mixture
Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of batter evenly over cake layer.
- Swirl dollops of batter
Using a butter knife, place tip in baking dish just in front of a dollop and drag through batter to swirl two types of batter together.
- Bake the cake
Once the batter is swirled into the coffee cake base, it is ready to bake.
- Make the icing
Mix together the swerve powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and heavy cream until icing is smooth and creamy.
- Drizzle Pecan Coffee Cake with icing
Drizzle with icing and top with chopped pecans.
- Cut and serve
Tips for making this sugar-free breakfast cake recipe
- Work quickly when adding batter to your pan. Because there is baking powder in your batter, your coffee cake will resemble a thick pancake batter. For this reason, don't be alarmed if it is not smooth like a regular cake batter. Your cake will still swirl and bake up nice and tall!
- When swirling your almond butter batter through the cake, you will want to put the knife to the very bottom of your pan. Move in an S shaped motion through each dollop.
- If your icing is too thick for you, it is ok to add a little more heavy cream. Just add it about ½ tablespoon at a time.
- To easily drizzle your icing on top of your cake, use a sandwich baggie. I place the baggie in a cup, wrap the opening around the lip of the cup to keep it open, and put the icing in the baggie. I then will snip the corning of the baggie and squeeze over top of the cake in a zigzag pattern.
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More Keto Breakfast Treats!
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Pecan Coffee Cake
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For the Cake
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ⅔ cup Monkfruit Brown Sweetener
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon Legendary Pecan Pie Almond Butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the Icing Drizzle
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup Swerve Confectioner Powdered Sweetener
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream more if needed to obtain desired consistency
- ⅓ cup chopped roasted pecans
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, Monkfruit sweetener, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large 4 cup glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, vanilla, water, and heavy cream.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Add egg mixture and butter to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Remove 1 cup of batter from bowl and place in a smaller mixing bowl. Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoon pecan pie almond butter to batter. Stir to combine.
- Add plain batter to baking dish and spread to cover bottom of pan.
- Place dollops of almond butter batter on top and swirl batter with a knife.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
- Remove from oven and let cool at least 30 minutes.
- While cake is cooling, add Swerve ½ cup confectioners sweetener, 2 tablespoon melted butter, 2 tablespoon heavy cream, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract to mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Add more heavy cream as needed to obtain desired consistency. Drizzle over baked cake.
- Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Store any leftover cake on the counter for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
What size baking pan is used and do you prefer to use glass bakeware with keto?
Shelby Law Ruttan
Hi Pat. I prefer to use glass baking dishes overall. The size pan I used was 9x9 square pyrex baking pan. Thanks!
Is it really 28 oz of pecan pie almond butter? My whole jar is 160z/1lb ! Thanks in advance for your assistance ?!
Shelby Law Ruttan
Hi Rose, In the ingredient list it states 2 tbsp. My apologizes, somehow in the instructions it wasn't indicated correctly. I have fixed this.