It is another sunny, gorgeous day here in East Texas, and, while inarguably hot and humid, it is far short of insufferable. I can’t be certain, but I may have detected the faintest nuance of a breeze on my morning walk.
Adding to the gorgeous news: these peaches, a gift from from a friend’s tree.
They are absolutely ripe, lush, fragrant and sweet. Kevin, Nick and I ate our fill at breakfast and lunch yesterday before heading to a friend’s house for a cookout.
But I also reserved some of the peaches for a quick, summery dessert: clafouti.
The preparation is incredibly easy: whisk eggs and milk, plus some flavorings, and then whisk in a bit of flour. Instead of the usual all-purpose flour, I opted for coconut flour. It is ideal. Clafouti is a cross between custard and cake; using coconut flour ensures a perfectly tender result.
While I used peaches for this version of clafouti, you can use just about any fruit that you like instead. It makes a perfect summer dessert (not too sweet, but so satisfying) or fantastic breakfast or brunch bake. Perfect for a long 4th of July weekend!
Happy baking, everyone!Print
Clafouti, a classic French dessert made with fresh fruit and a cake-like custard, is made extra healthy and delicious thanks to coconut flour. It is naturally grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup nondairy milk (I used almond)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 3 to 4 medium peaches, pitted, cut into thick slices
- Optional: ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 11×7 or 9-inch square Pyrex or ceramic dish (a deep ceramic pie or tart pan will also work).
- In large bowl, whisk the eggs until well blended; whisk in the milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Whisk in the coconut flour, a tablespoon at a time, until well-blended and smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared pan; arrange peaches on top in single layer.If desired, lightly sprinkle peaches with cinnamon.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until batter is set and golden brown. Serve warm or cool completely.
Variation: Other fruits, such as berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries), pitted cherries, plums or pears can be used in place of the peaches. You will need about 2 to 3 cups of fruit.
Sweetener: An equal amount of honey can be used in place of the maple syrup.
- Category: Dessert