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Cherry Clafouti (Grain, Dairy, Nut Free)


You are in for a real treat! Today’s guest post is by Suzanne Perazzini from the absolutely gorgeous blog, Strands of My Life. I was blown away by her delightful food photography and I know you will be, too. Her real food recipes are both captivating to the eye and incredibly delicious. She even has a cookbook, called Afternoon Tea with recipes that are grain free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free and gluten free! This is a sample recipe from her cookbook. Enjoy!


Cherry Clafouti

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 45-50 mins

Makes 1 cake


3 cups fresh pitted cherries

1/4 cup cognac

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1 cup coconut milk

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Pinch of salt

2/3 cup coconut flour

1 tbsp tapioca flour



  • Macerate the cherries with the alcohol and 1/3 cup of the sugar for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  • Drain the fruit and reserve the liquid.
  • Pour the liquid into a food processor and add the remaining sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and eggs. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the flours and mix well.
  • Spread the fruit evenly over the bottom of an oiled loaf tin (25cm x 11cm/10” x 4.5”).
  • Pour the batter over the fruit.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Cool on a wire rack and slice to serve with a little whipped coconut cream.
  • Enjoy!


Meet Suzanne Perazzini from Strands of My Life!


I am Suzanne Perazzini – the writer, recipe developer and photographer of the blog, Strands of My Life. Cooking and taking photographs is an escape into a private world of sensory perception and creation. I live with my husband and son in New Zealand in a house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I am a published author, an incorrigible traveler and lover of all things beautiful. Strands of My Life is a blog about my food journey towards great health.


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    It’s so nice to find low carb dessert options!

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    This looks great! Do you think I could use any stone fruit like plums/peaches and is there any other non-alcohol options besides cognac?

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