Gluten free apple "clafoutis"

Clafoutis 2

“Clafoutis” is a French dessert that I love! It’s incredibly simple to make, but it tastes delicious and is a winner every time.  It’s difficult to describe it for those who have never tasted it, but it is basically a batter made of flour, eggs, milk and sugar, and mixed with some fruit.  I know it doesn’t sound that special, but believe me, it’s lovely!

You can make clafoutis with various fruit, such as cherries, pears, peaches or apples.  My favourite is apple clafoutis.  Just like with apple crumble, it works best with slightly tart cooking apples such as Boskoop, Braeburn and Bramley.  They melt a little as they cook and the mix of the slightly sour apples and the sweet vanilla flavoured batter is divine, in my opinion 😋

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 😊


  • 60 g butter
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 40 g rice flour
  • 40 g buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar 
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 ml milk (soja milk works fine if you are dairy free)
  • 4 cooking apples
  • 1 pinch of salt

Note: you can also just use 80 g gluten free flour mix – Doves farm self-raising white flour mix is perfect (see products used).


  • Use a little bit of butter or oil to grease an ovenproof dish.
  • Peel and core the apples, then cut them into small squares and put them in the dish.
  • Place the butter in a bowl and melt it (in the microwave or over a pot of boiling water).
  • Add the sugar, flours and vanilla sugar.  Mix well.
  • Add the eggs and milk and mix well again.  The batter is quite smooth and runny.
  • Pour the batter over the apples.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for approximately 50 minutes, at 200°C, until it is set in the middle.

You can eat the clafoutis straight away… or wait until it’s cooled down a little.  It keeps well and can be eaten cold too!

Enjoy! 🙂

Want to watch a video of this recipe? Here it is for you 👇