Heirloom Offerings :: Tea + Coffee Cake

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Something I remember about growing up were tea parties with my grandma.  I would have my half tea/half milk, plus lots of sugar, and we’d always have a yummy coffee cake to go with it…warm out of the oven.  Over the past year, I’ve introduced my daughter to tea parties with my grandma… we have tried to have weekly tea parties with her – enjoying our cup of tea, and often, coffee cake.

It has been so wonderful for me to spend so much time with my grandma…and for my daughter to get to know her great grandmother.  It has been life-giving for all of us.  When we have to skip a week my daughter notices and misses it.  I will always be thankful that we had the time to do that with her.  I hope that it will be something my daughter remembers and I’m hoping that she and I can continue to have tea parties throughout her life – it is such a great time to slow down and be present and connect.

 

My daughter and I were both diagnosed with Celiac Disease last year, so we stopped having coffee cake at our tea parties and enjoy other gluten free goodies instead.  I’ve recently found an excellent gluten free recipe that we’ve started to make and it is absolutely fabulous!  Here’s to many more tea parties!!  Cheers!

 

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Almond Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup unrefined sugar (or sugar of your choice)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Crumbly topping:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup oat flour (or flour of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 chopped nuts (optional)

 

METHOD: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine sugar, butter, almond milk, flax, and vanilla and set aside.

3. Sift together flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into another bowl.

4. Gradually combine wet and dry ingredients along with milk and gently stir together. Fill an 8×8 or 7×9, baking pan (or 12 muffin cups) with the batter.

5. In a small bowl combine crumble ingredients with a fork or with your hands. Mix until just crumbly. Add more flour if the mixture is too wet.

6. Sprinkle 1/2 of the crumble mixture over muffins and bake for 25-30 minutes.

7. Sprinkle the last half of the crumble mixture over the muffins after they come out of the oven.

 

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Stacy Fuller is a stay at home mom to three little ones.  She enjoys spending time outside, cooking, baking and crafting with her kids.  

{Kris}: Thanks Stacy! Tea and coffee cake are also a part of my grandma memories. Always Red Rose tea. It’s so lovely that you are helping your daughter get to know her great grandma in such a beautiful way.

Share your memories of tea and coffee cake with your grandma in the comments…

 

This post was shared as a part of Wellness Wednesdays and Simple Lives Thursdays.

 

6 comments

  1. This story brings tears to my eyes. We don’t live close to my Grandma…and I know this kind of tradition would be something she would cherish. Thanks for sharing such a treasured memory and way of passing it on to your children.

    1. Maria, you guys are so creative – I bet you can dream up a special tradition that you can do long distance. Maybe a monthly photo of your girls drinking a healing tea, sent along with the recipe? Or a monthly letter with a question to get to know her better…

  2. Thanks for sharing this! It looks really great! I especially love that it requires no Xanthan or Guar gum (which are so pricey) and can be easily made Vegan with a simple substitution of Earth Balance for Butter : ) I’m not GF, but I have several friends who are, and I am vegan. I like when I can make something Vegan for me and GF for them without buying too many expensive specialty ingredients.

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