I love nuts and cherries. The other day when I stopped at my all time favorite store “World Market” I found tart cherries in a jar. They are my favorite. I was super excited, I had not found them since I left Germany and the jar was less than $3.00 each; what an awesome bargain.
Have you ever tried jarred cherries? They are amazing; all natural, packed in cherry juice and no added flavors or preservatives, you get what you see. I love to use them to bake goodies for the family or make dessert and since I had a few packs of Walnuts left in the cabinet from all the Christmas baking; I decided to give my Cherry Walnut Coffee Cake a try.
In Germany we love to use nuts for cookies and cakes instead of flour and this is one recipe that my grandma shared with me and it turned out amazing. I can’t believe how simple it was. So if you are gluten free or just have a few extra packs of Walnuts (you could use Pecans as well) around the house, this will be a treat for you.
This is what you need for the Gluten Free Cherry & Walnut Coffee Cake
This is how to make the Cherry & Walnut Coffee Cake
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Mix Walnuts, sugar, baking powder and egg yolks in a bowl
Whisk your egg whites till stiff and fold under the nut mixture
Fill your cake pan or loaf pan, muffin pan etc and put in oven at 350F for about 30 -45 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out clean… remember the egg whites take a while to dry
Simple as that; in no time you created a delicious, juice and nutty coffee cake and all gluten free. trust me, once you use nuts to bake instead of flour you will never go back; It’s healthy for you and takes no time at all.
Do you have a favorite Gluten Free recipe or a Nut Recipe that you make all the time? Would love to hear all about it. So, grab your cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a few quiet minutes with your Cherry & Walnut Coffee Cake.
For more Gluten Free Recipes, be sure to check out some of my favorites below, you don’t have to be gluten intolerant to enjoy these… and no one will know you left the flour out… LOL…