This Paleo Cherry Crumble recipe is just what I’ve been looking for. I have been craving some sort of healthy dessert and since cherries are just about in season, this is perfect. It can be a real challenge to find paleo desserts. Most desserts in the standard American diet are heavy in carbs, sugar and grains. None of those work for the paleo diet or for most healthy diets. Of course, since this Paleo Cherry Crumble is paleo, it’s also dairy free and gluten free so it works for people who follow those diets as well.
Paleo Cherry Crumble
A crumble or brown betty actually has British origins. When my Mom made it when I was a child, it had lots of sugar mixed with the fresh fruit and was topped with oats, all purpose flour and butter. None of those things (except the fresh fruit) are paleo so it required a bit of a re-work to make this a healthy dessert I could enjoy on the paleo diet.
Years ago, when I lived a few hours north, I found a small orchard that let people pick their own cherries. I really love going to the pick your own places but the only ones that I’ve found in this area are strawberries, apples and potatoes. Since I haven’t been able to find a pick your own cherry place locally, I started with fresh, organic cherries from our food co-op.
- 3 cups organic cherries, pitted and sliced
- 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup full fat, organic coconut milk
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup almond flour, finely ground
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cloves
- Combine the cherries, vanilla extract and coconut milk.
- In another bowl mix the remaining ingredients well until crumbly.
- Pour the cherry mixture into a casserole dish.
- Top with the crumble mixture. Bake 375F for 20 minutes.
- Cool slightly before serving.