One of the things I like best about summer is stone fruit season! I adore all stone fruits- peaches, plums, apricots- but cherries are the best of all! Cherry pie was one of my favourite things to eat as a kid. I remember smelling my mom’s cherry pie, fresh out of the oven, and feeling overwhelmed with excitement and pleasure. While I don’t use animal products, wheat or processed sugar in my cooking, I still wanted to recreate one of my favourite childhood desserts with this healthier version.
If you follow my blog often, you know that I love using tigernuts flour in my baking. Tigernuts flour is naturally very sweet, and has a wealth of nutritional properties. Tigernuts are rich in manganese, magnesium, fiber, soluble glucose, potassium, vitamins C and E. Oat flour helps round out the texture of this cake-like pie, giving it a fluffier texture. Adding chia seeds ensures I’m getting the most out of my dessert, by adding calcium, fiber, iron and omega 3 fatty acids.
What I love best about this recipe is that it is totally natural! It’s sweet enough for my kids to love it, but it’s full of whole ingredients and doesn’t rely on the traditional, unhealthy ingredients to make it taste great. Eat well to live well!
- 1 cup Tigernuts flour
- 1/2 cup Oat flour
- 2 tbsp Arrowroot (or corn flour)
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 3 tbsp Chia Seeds (soaked in water)
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 5 tbsp Agave Syrup
- 5 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tbsp Coconut cream
- 12 cherries, pitted and halved.
1. Preheat oven to 185C (375F)
2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a tart pan. Lay the halved cherries over top.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.