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Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble

July 29, 2014

Sweet cherries topped with a toasted oat crumble make this gluten-free cherry crumble the perfect summer dessert! Enjoy this healthy dessert all summer long.

I love when I create recipes that are the perfect mix of healthy and indulgence. This gluten free cherry crumble is that recipe. Traditional cherry crisp recipes are made from cherry pie filling, all-purpose flour, butter (or margarine!) and brown sugar. I am proud to say I successfully upgraded the traditional recipe to a flavorful, gluten-free, vegan option. You can thank me later!

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I obviously wanted to keep the overall flavor the same as the traditional version but I wanted to use fresh and whole ingredients when possible. I made three main changes:

  1. In place of cherry pie filling, I used fresh cherries.
  2. In place of all-purpose flour, I used oat flour.
  3. And in place of butter/margarine, I used coconut oil.

The end result is just as delicious (or dare I say better?!) than the traditional. I love how light and refreshing it is while also being extremely satisfying. Pro tip: enjoy a la mode. πŸ˜‰

Ingredients in Healthy Cherry Crisp

  • fresh cherries
  • coconut palm sugar
  • cornstarch
  • gluten-free oat flour
  • gluten-free rolled oats
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • coconut oil

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How to Make Gluten Free Cherry Crumble

I love making crumbles and crisps because they are super simple to throw together! Start by mixing the cherries, coconut palm sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the topping: oat flour, rolled oats, coconut palm sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add in the coconut oil and use your hands to combine everything so the end result is a crumbly consistency. (Official baking term…) Add your cherry mix to a large baking dish and then sprinkle the crumble on top, coating the entire top. Bake at 375ΒΊ for 45 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and crispy.

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Gluten-Free Cherry Crumble

Sweet cherries topped with a toasted oat crumble make this gluten-free cherry crumble the perfect summer dessert! Enjoy this healthy dessert all summer long.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 5 cups chopped, pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch (or cornstarch)

For Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour*
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cold coconut oil**

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine cherries, coconut palm sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Add to a large baking dish (I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet)
  4. In a separate bowl combine oat flour, rolled oats, coconut palm sugar, cinnamon and sea salt.
  5. Add in coconut oil and using hands combine to form a crumbly “pea-like” consistency.
  6. Sprinkle crumble on top of cherries, coating the entire top.
  7. Bake for 45 mins or until top has browned slightly.
  8. Serve warm. I highly suggest a la mode πŸ˜‰

*Make oat flour by grinding up rolled oats in a blender or food processor.
**I place mine in fridge for 5 mins to harden.

Keywords: gluten-free cherry crumble, cherry crumble

Sweet cherries topped with a toasted oat crumble make this gluten-free cherry crumble the perfect summer dessert! Enjoy this healthy dessert all summer long.
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    Ginger Remus
    June 20, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Made this for Father’s day, it was a hit! Used monk fruit with the berries, brown sugar in topping, since i ran out of monk fruit, and Krusteaz gluten free flour. Next time, ill switch the oat and flour amounts, but still great!

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    plasterer bristol
    February 22, 2016 at 7:41 am

    This sounds so good. i lkove cherrys, thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

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