Vegan coffee cake for a morning pick-me-up on Meatless Monday

Categories: Vegetarian

Sometimes you want something a little bit sweet to start off the day -- and because coffee cake goes perfectly with a cup of caffeine, it's an excellent choice for a breakfast treat. This recipe (adapted from The Joy of Vegan Baking) has the added bonus of being super-easy to make, so you won't have to spend too much time or energy whipping it up.

See also:
- Vegan pumpkin spice bread with chocolate chips for a sweet treat on Meatless Monday
- Vegan zucchini bread for a sweet seasonal treat on Meatless Monday
- Vegan banana walnut muffins for breakfast on Meatless Monday


You will need:

1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts (or walnut pieces)
1/3 cup nondairy butter (Earth Balance is the best brand for baking)
1 cup nondairy milk (we used soy)
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a square baking pan.

1. Finely chop the walnuts in a food processor or blender.

2. Melt the vegan butter.


Add the chopped walnuts, 3/4 cups flour, the brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the melted butter.

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