Vegan cinnamon loaf! Tastes like coffee cake (did you know coffee cake actually doesn’t contain any coffee?!) and is super easy to make. With some pantry staples, you can make this gorgeous, coffee shop worthy loaf right in your own kitchen. With a gooey layer of cinnamon sugar inside and a crunchy streusel topping, this loaf is the perfect match for a latte or morning cup of tea.
*** Updating this post in 2021 because it has quickly become one of my most popular blog recipes ever! And for good reason – this loaf is a cinnamon sugar dream; fluffy, sweet and crispy on top! Originally created in 2019, the post needed a little revamp. I made this loaf for our Sunday coffee date with Greg’s family last weekend and took some new photos. The loaf was hit with everyone and there wasn’t any left by the end of the day!
Cinnamon loaf, the perfect pairing with a cup of hot or iced coffee! Spiced, fluffy and all around a perfect sweet treat!
1 cup non-dairy milk + 1 tbsp vinegar
1/3 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon (mixed in a separate small bowl)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup vegan butter
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a small bowl, combine non-dairy milk and vinegar. Stir to combine then set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cane sugar, oil, vanilla extract and milk mixture. Stir to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to form a dough.
Grease a loaf tin (or if you want to use parchment paper, it is easier to remove the loaf afterwards). Spread half of the dough into the bottom, using wet or greased fingers so it doesn’t stick to you. Sprinkle on the brown sugar + cinnamon mixture. Then add the rest of the dough on top and spread with greased fingers until smooth (see video for demo).
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the vegan butter and use a fork to cut and mix it until the mixture is crumbly. Pour on top of the loaf, pressing down slightly to make it stick.
Bake in preheated oven for 42-45 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean or with a crumb or two attached.
Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing.
Liv B is the recipe developer, video content creator, and photographer behind itslivb.com and the Liv B Youtube channel. She is the author of the best selling cookbooks Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget and Liv B's Easy Everyday. She lives and works out of her home with her husband and videographer/editor Greg, and their two dogs, Willa and Hazel.
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