This gluten free, grain free cherry clafoutis is as easy as pancake batter to whip up, and bakes into a fluffy cake that’s as wonderful for breakfast as dessert.
This omelette is inspired by the best breakfast I ever had, which was at a little French cafe in Montreal two summers ago. Ben and I drove up there and stayed for about a week, and this meal has been stuck in my head ever since. The whole trip was pretty great (it was our first vacation together), but this omelette was a definite highlight, and I’ve been trying to recreate it ever since. I’m really mad at myself because I can’t remember the name of the cafe–I didn’t have a blog back then, so there wasn’t an easy place to store my restaurant ramblings. If it comes to me, I’ll be sure to update this post with a link.
Here’s a picture of our breakfasts that day: my omelette had Brie and spinach, and Ben’s had duck confit and gruyere. Both were deliciously creamy, with eggs cooked to perfection and thick slices of cheese that were barely melted in the middle. They were amazing. The sides of hash browns, buttery baguette, and breakfast beans were also ridiculously tasty.
I really missed baking during my Whole30. As soon as my 30 days were up, I wanted to bake something with dairy (the first food I’m reintroducing) that was still gluten-free and on the lighter side. I’ve found that it’s much easier to make gluten-free versions of baked goods that call for a relatively small amount of flour as compared to the other ingredients. So when I came across this classic cherry clafoutis from Saveur, which only calls for 3/4 cup flour, plus 6 eggs and over a cup of milk, I figured it would be a good candidate. Guess what? I was right.