Cherry Clafoutis – Guilt-Free Desserts
Clafoutis is a rustic French custard-like, bread pudding-ish dessert made with fresh fruit, typically cherries. This cleaned-up version is considerably lighter than the real deal, but still very dessert-like. And perfectly fine for breakfast, too!
3 cups pitted and halved cherries
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds (such as Barlean’s Forti-Flax)
1/4 cup raw whole almonds
3 organic, pastured eggs (such as Vital Farms)
10 pitted dates
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1 cup water
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch gratin dish. Arrange the cherries on the bottom of the dish.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour and flax seeds. Set aside.
3. In a Blender, add the almonds, eggs, dates, almond extract, maple syrup, salt, and water. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the almond-egg mixture into the bowl with the flour, and whisk until the ingredients are well blended. Pour the batter into the gratin dish on top of the cherries.
4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until the clafoutis is set and golden. Let cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve.