Sunday Night Dinner – Gluten Free Apple, Pear, and Coconut Crisp


Sometimes you just have to have breakfast at other times in the day.  Due to crazy schedules, we enjoyed our Sunday meal with Jess, Glen, and the boys at lunchtime.  Well, actually it was brunchtime.  

With four little boys and four adults there are not many foods that will please all of us, except for bacon.  It’s crispy, salty, and so so good.  When you put a plate of bacon down on a table, you better get some quickly before it’s gone.

Buttermilk pancakes with a cup of squash purée and some orange zest, fresh apple slices, Ben’s maple syrup (available at the farm stand) and of course the bacon! Take a look at the kids plates, it’s Springdell yummy!

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The real treat was for the adults this week.  I made a gluten free apple, pear, and coconut crisp. It all started with these guys:

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Peel, core, and slice a mixture of three apples and two pears.  You want the pears to be pretty firm so they hold up to the cooking.

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In a medium to large sized bowl mix 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 Tablespoons of corn starch, 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, and the zest of one orange.

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Pour this mixture into an sprayed 8×8 baking dish.  If you are looking to feed more people, this recipe easily doubles.  

Use the same bowl, why dirty another right?  It’s time to make the crisp.

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Into the bowl goes 1 1/2 cups of gluten free oats (I use Bobs Red Mill) and 3/4 cups brown sugar.

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Add 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, and 1/2 cup of coconut flakes.

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2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

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Stir that up and add 1 stick of cold butter, cut into pieces.  Using a pastry blender (seen in the photo) work this together until it is in pea sized pieces.

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Sprinkle that over the top  pressing it down lightly so it all fits.  Cover it with foil and place it in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.  It will be fragrant and bubbling when it’s ready.

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Looks good.  Tastes good too, hope you enjoy!


About Sarah

Sarah is a trained chef and owner of Whisk Baked Goods. She lives in Chelmsford with her husband and two active boys. Sarah is passionate about food, loves eating local, and cooking gluten free foods.

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