If you have followed me over the last few weeks… You know that in the summer time I am all about delicious, easy, and sweet recipes that require minimal prep. In that spirit, I am bringing you this delicious Cherry Clafoutis.
Do not get confused by this fancy name. This dish is super delicious and absolutely easy to make!! What is a clafoutis you might be asking? It is basically a French dessert where fruit gets baked in eggs, sugar, flour, and milk. Of course I have made some adjustments in order to make it refined sugar-free and gluten-free 😉. Think of it as a very moist cake with fruit in it. The cherries that I have used as fruit are a perfect here because they provide texture but they also add a heck load of additional moisture!!
Truly – do not be confused by the rather “long” preparation time for the recipe. I accounted for pitting the cherries 😂. That is honestly the longest part of the recipe. Everything else is “simply” throwing the ingredients together and then putting it into a baking dish and popping it into the oven. Ice cream is, of course, optional – but (as you well know) in my opinion always a good idea on the final clafoutis 😉.
Why is this Cherry Clafoutis good for you?
This recipe is again, super simple and only requires a few good-for-you ingredients. Because I rarely use cherries in recipes I thought I was going to highlight them this time around 🙌🏻.
Sweet, and delicious cherries. I do find they make a wonderful snack or, as is the case here, are a perfect addition for baking. Cherries contain quite a bit fiber, vitamin C, potassium, copper, and manganese. In addition, they are stock-full of polyphenols that act as anitoxidants in the body. These polyphenols have been shown to reduce cellular damage whilst also providing massive anti-inflammatory benefits. Both of these factors are a huge protector for your heart. In addition, the potassium found in Cherries helps to maintain a regular heart beat and also reduces excess sodium from your body, which can positively influence your blood pressure levels.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits found in Cherries do not only contribute to combating free radicals and oxidative stress. They may also help in with exercise recovery. Tart Cherries and juice appeaer to be effective in aiding muscle recovery, pain, and damage. Not too bad for such a small, mighty fruit – right 😉?
How can I adjust this Cherry Clafoutis to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian. If you would like to make this recipe paleo (and you do eat a bit of sweet) swap the sorghum flour for more coconut flour and be sure to use a paleo-friendly baking powder. Due to the eggs used, this recipe is, sadly not suitable for the vegan lifestyle.
Other Fruit-Baked Desserts on the Blog
If you like to have fruit in cakes (or muffins) – you are in good company – because so do I 🤣. Here is some more inspiration:
- These Mini Peach Cobbler are super easy and a delicious summer dessert!
- This Peach Galette is absolutely delicious and fun way to provide some peaches
- This Plum Crumble is one of my absolute faves in the summer time!
- Lemon Blueberry Polenta Bread – gorgeous, zesty, and delicious
- Strawberry Banana Muffins – you can always sub in the strawberries for chocolate 😋
And there you have it for this week 🤩. I hope you enjoy this delicious Cherry Clafoutis! As always – please let me know how you get on, either in the comments below and/or by rating the recipe. I love hearing your feedback!! Happy (cherry) baking everyone 🥰.