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Healthy Plum Coffee Cake


This eggless treat may be made with store-bought graham flour or with home-milled whole wheat berries. Both contain all of the germ and gran of the wheat kernel. Each 1/10 piece contains about 215 calories, and makes a great breakfast or snack.

Makes 10 servings.


  • 1 1/2 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • scant 1 1/2 c coconut milk (or soy or dairy milk)
  • 1/2 c raw honey
  • 3 c graham flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 c finely chopped plums
  • 1/2 c unsweetened dry shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease (With vegetable shortening) an 11 x 7 x 3 inch baking dish or similar.
  2. Pour the vinegar in a meauring jug and add enough coconut milk to make a total of 1 1/2 cups liquid.
  3. Pour this mixture into a large bowl; add honey and beat by hand or with an electric mixer until well-incorporated.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat slowly until combined; beat vigorously until a smooth, cake batter forms.
  5. Fold in the plums. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with coconut.
  7. Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan. Cut in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise in five, making 10 even pieces of about 215 calories each.

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