Pumpkin Crumble Coffee Cake (Gluten Free)

 As both a pumpkin lover and a coffee cake snob, this is one of my favorite recipes for the fall months. A tender, moist coffee cake with a creamy ribbon of pumpkin pie goodness and is topped off with cinnamon streusel crumb topping. It’s pumpkin perfection.

Whether you're needing a dessert for a Halloween party, fall festival, Thanksgiving dinner, a Friendsgiving meal, or just to snack on during this beautiful, crisp season - this Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake is the thing to transport you to fall, no matter the weather.

This cake brings it with a deliciously moist texture and pumpkin pie flavor. No, seriously, it essentially has a layer of pumpkin pie in the middle of it. We're not fooling around here.

Originally, my cousin, Mary from Barefeet in the Kitchen, shared this recipe with me and, obviously, it was delicious. I've made it several times since, and I've tweaked a few things to my liking. Which mostly means... adding cardamom, because I'm obsessed with the lightly floral, yet warm spice flavor it brings. It's worth the purchase for sure. If you've been following my website for any amount of time, you'll see that I use it in many recipes. And, for good reason, too.

This recipe has been adapted to be gluten free, but if you're not in need of a gluten free recipe, I have modifications listed in the notes section of the recipe below. Feel free to make this according to your family's needs.

Ingredients You'll Need for Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake

- Unsalted butter, softened

- Sugar, granulated

- Eggs

- Vanilla Extract

- Brown Rice Flour *

- Potato Starch *

- Tapioca Starch *

(* Or All Purpose Flour instead of these gluten free flours - see the recipe notes for modifications)

- Baking Soda & Baking Powder

- Kosher Salt

- Sour Cream

- Pumpkin Puree

- Spices: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves

- Half and Half

- Unsalted butter, melted

- Oats

- White Rice Flour *

- Oat Flour *

- Brown Sugar


How to Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease and line a 9x13” baking dish with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and sugar and beat until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between, and the vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated.

2. Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in the sour cream, pour half the batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the pumpkin filling: pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, eggs, and half and half. Whisk to combine. Pour all of the pumpkin filling over the cake batter and spread evenly.

4. Drop the remaining coffee cake batter on top of the pumpkin filling in small spoonfuls and spread it evenly, not worrying about making it look beautiful.

5. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, oats, flours, salt, and spices and mix until a crumble forms. Sprinkle over the coffee cake.

6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean when inserted. Let cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing. Enjoy!


Recipes to Get You in the Spooky Spirit. BoOooOo!

- With the abundance of apples during this season, there’s nothing better to make than this Perfectly Spiced Apple Crisp. It’s buttery, sweet, and delightful. It only gets better when topped with vanilla ice cream, and it can easily be made gluten free.

- There’s nothing better than a warm, cozy and hearty meal during the colder months. These Grits and Greens Bowls with Blistered Tomatoes are the perfect choice when you need something to comfort you in food form. They’re also really great for meal prepping.

- For the pumpkin spice lover, here’s a homemade & super simple Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte with a homemade pumpkin spice syrup. Forget the Dunkin’ or Starbucks drive thru. I’ve got you covered.

- A huge fan of pumpkin, but not of gluten? Yeah, ditto. Check out the Ultimate Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is gluten free, or can be made regular - if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s heavenly, so tender & moist, and packed with allllll the fall flavors. It’s not tooo sweet and has the perfect amount of spice. YUM. and YUM.

- And, finally, while I adore cake, I really do love a good cookie. So, when I can have both in one bite - say no more. These Gluten Free Coffee Cake Cookies that are inspired by the show Gilmore Girls have been a huge favorite of mine and many others. They’re easy to make and are so delicious to snack on while binge watching this very cozy, heartwarming show.

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