I distinctly remember a few years ago going to a nearby farm and seeing the trees bulging with cherries. The trees themselves were covered with a huge net to keep the birds from eating the colorful little orbs and you couldn't walk around the tree without squishing a few under your feet. Ever since then cherries have become synonymous with summer for me and I always look forward to making some sort of dish with them.

This year I decided to try out making a buckle with them. A buckle is pretty much a crumble or coffee cake but I typically consider coffee cake to have the fruit integrated IN the batter whereas a buckle the fruit is a separate layer and there is quite a bit more of it. But really, it's the same thing. So call this Paleo Cherry Coffee Cake if you'd rather 🙂

 

Paleo Cherry Buckle Recipe by Thriving On Paleo ( gluten-free, grain-free ) Great to use with any fruit for breakfast, snack, or dessert!When cherries are this beautiful you need to do something to highlight them, right?

Paleo Cherry Buckle Recipe by Thriving On Paleo ( gluten-free, grain-free ) Great to use with any fruit for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

This buckle has a layer of cherries, covered with a cake-like layer and then topped with a streusel topping. I use Cassava flour, which is made from the same plant as Tapioca starch but is quite a bit different in consistency. I like the brand Otto's as it has produced really consistent results in my baking with it. You can get it at their website or on Amazon.

Paleo Cherry Buckle Recipe by Thriving On Paleo ( gluten-free, grain-free ) Great to use with any fruit for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Paleo Cherry Buckle

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1:00
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cassava Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Cherries (pitted, fresh or frozen)

For the topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the egg, milk, vinegar, coconut oil, and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.
  5. Scatter the cherries in the bottom of an 8-inch square pan. Spread the batter evenly over the cherries.
  6. Mix the ingredients for the topping together in a small bowl and then sprinkle over the batter.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the top is a golden brown. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Paleo Cherry Buckle Recipe by Thriving On Paleo ( gluten-free, grain-free ) Great to use with any fruit for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. This means I might receive a small amount of compensation if you purchase something through one of the links. This does not mean the price will be any greater for you, in fact, I might be able to negotiate even better prices and discounts for you. The compensation I receive helps me pay for the cost of running this blog and bringing you all of this free information. Thanks in advance for supporting me!

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