Gluten-free coconut mango clafoutis

{Monthly mingle – baking with fruits}

Gluten-free coconuty clafoutis

Are you sure you don´t like clafoutis?” My co-worker raised the question in one of our food chat over lunch ages ago. “But no one dislikes clafoutis. Maybe you didn´t try a good one“. With that she emailed me her tried and true recipe and insisted me to give clafoutis a another try, especially “with mangoes“..

A few months passed. She had left the firm for the brilliant adventure of motherhood. Mango season has started, and I finally took a look at her treasure recipe. No flour, no dairy… Uhm, would it even set in the oven? Would it even work…?

And I am so glad I gave that recipe a try. True to her promise, this must be the best clafoutis I have ever tried! Like, I am in love!

You see my usual problem with the traditional clafoutis is it seems to be a little heavy, like eating thick pancakes with fruits… This version, however, produces a lighter, custard like batter, which blends beautifully with the fruit, especially softer ones like mangoes. I have also tested it with early season apricots. Work like a charm. Happy me!

Gluten-free coconuty clafoutis

I´m sending this tried and true mango clafoutis to the sweetest Deeba, who is the current host of Monthly Mingle. The theme `baking with fruits´ is just pure genius, and I cannot wait to see what others come up with.

Gluten-free coconuty clafoutis

Gluten-free coconut mango clafoutis

A recipe from V.
{Printable recipe}

This recipe works with any fruits I am sure, but mangoes lift it to another level. Play around with the ratio of fruits and clafoutis to get your favourite combo. I like mine studded with fruits.

2 medium mangoes (or fruits of your choices)
2 eggs
3 tbps brown sugar(or 4 tbps if you use less sweet fruits)
25g tapioca flour
1 small lemon, grated and juiced
20g desiccated coconut
200ml coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Some chopped pistachio to sprinkle (optional)
1 tbp icing sugar to garnish


First prepare your fruits – peel and slice your mangoes thinly. (Do the same with other fruits).

Turn your oven to 200C. Prepare baking dishes. You can bake your clafoutis in mini dishes like me, or use a square 20cmx20cm baking dish. Arrange the mangoes onto the dish(es).

Beat the egg with the sugar. Sift the flour over, and whisk well until combined. Next, add in the lemon zest, lemon juice, dry coconut, coconut milk and the vanilla extract. Make sure everything is combined well together.

Pour the mixture over the fruits. Sprinkle with some chopped pistachio if you like. Bake in the oven for 200C for 15 minutes (or until the batter is set). Sprinkle with a bit of sugar and bake until the surface is golden brown.

To serve: dust the clafoutis with icing sugar and/or some whipped cream (mine is the mixture of cream and mascarpone).

45 Responses to Gluten-free coconut mango clafoutis

  1. Christine@Christine's Recipes says:

    That looks delicious, smooth and creamy custard. As the season of mango is coming, I might give it a try too.

  2. chocolatesuze says:

    ooh i have a surplus of mangos in my house this sounds like a great recipe to try!

  3. OohLookBel says:

    Gosh, that looks so tropically delicious. Mango and coconut are perfect for summer, too.

  4. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I don't even know if I've had a clafoutis before, but this one sounds lovely!

  5. Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! says:

    Mangoes are now affordable but I am yet to go out and start cooking/baking/making delicious dishes with them. This clafoutis does sound really delicious =)

  6. Deeba PAB says:

    Can I live here? You baked this for me? You are the sweetest Ahn, and *blush*…thank you for the kind mention. I could finish this up in a heartbeat. I love how good it looks. What a great take on a clafoutis… woot! Thanks for bringing this to the Mingle! Love your pictures.

  7. Hannah says:

    As a die-hard lover of clafoutis, I'm glad you've decided to jump on the train too! :) My family is dairy-free and gluten-free, but have never made one with coconut before. Thank you for the recipe :)

  8. My Restaurants Melbourne says:

    This looks fantastic anh!! And mangoes are in season now too.

  9. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Love this beautiful Clafoutis. Lovely clicks. Yes I am also waiting to see what others are bringing at Mingles. Best wishes.

  10. Trissa says:

    Check my blog – there are no clafoutis recipes – for the same reason! They are so pretty to look at but I never really enjoyed the texture. But I'm thinking I'll like your officemates version – especially with the coconut milk… thanks for sharing.

  11. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Lovely clafoutis! A great combination.

  12. FFichiban says:

    I need to go buy more mangoes! This look soo good!

  13. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen says:

    This is way to beautiful! I opted out of monthly mingle after considering the gluttonous Eid celebrations and heavy baking month I had enjoyed and exams up on me, I had no choice :( MAngoes are my favorite! And I so agree on clafoutis, I always think its a bit heavy, though I still like it, but not something I always want to have!

  14. La Table De Nana says:

    I love your photos Anh..and that photo w/ the cutlery:) So cute sharp sharp..great ephemera..:)

  15. Faith says:

    I'm so glad this recipe made a clafoutis-lover out of you, Anh! It must be something really special. :) I really love the idea of clafoutis with mango! Bookmarking!

  16. Medifast Coupons says:

    What a great recipe instead of the same old cherry, thanks so much.

  17. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    Beautiful! What a treat. I would never have dreamed of putting mangoes in a clafoutis. It just doesn't seem very French. But it does sound very delicious! Thanks for stretching my horizons.

  18. tigerfish says:

    I have not even tried clafoutis. I know I am missing something!

  19. kathryn says:

    Lovely looking recipe Anh. I've never been entirely convinced by the clafoutis either. I don't hate them, but I also don't *love* them and it's something I'd never really make. But I'm very tempted by your recipe. Lovely work m'dear.

  20. deb says:

    I made clafoutis once and it was okay. But I am inspired to try again, especially using mango and coconut, yum!

  21. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    Yummy! Mango is near and dear to my heart.

  22. Amy @ cookbookmaniac says:

    oh my goodness this looks so gooood. i love mangoes and love cooking with it. I am bookmarking this recipe. thanks for sharing :)

  23. Soma says:

    I like Clafoutis, but strangely I like them cold, not hot or even warm. But this recipe sounds better than anything I have had. Coconut and mango..Mmmmmmm

  24. Monet says:

    Mangoes and coconut are two heavenly ingredients, and these clafoutis look just stunning! I'm saving this recipe for sure! Thank you for sharing with me…I hope you have a wonderful week of feasting, friends and family!

  25. Jenny says:

    Ripe mangoes are my favorites. I'm guessing how delicious this is. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I found a food social networking site that currently runs a

  26. Gattina Cheung says:

    could it be a western version of asian baked mango pudding?! but yours is particularly amazing!!!

  27. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    What a great idea to make the clafoutis with coconut milk…and with mango even better! This is very tropical Anh…great for our warmer weather!

  28. Zara says:

    I think I've never tried clafoutis yet and this recipe looks and sounds perfect to start with, thank you!

  29. Shirley @ Kokken69 says:

    Anh, I too, have never been too crazy over clafoutis but If this is as light asvwhat you have described… I would definitely give this a go!

  30. Dimah says:

    This sounds and looks wonderful! and your presentation is beautiful!

  31. Sharmi says:

    looks divine! How have you been?

  32. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed says:

    What beautiful photographs. Yes, I have fallen in love with clafoutis too. So light and delicate. I adore cherry clafoutis. This mango recipe looks refreshingly different, thank you.

  33. Karen says:

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog Anh! Vietnam is one of my favorite countries – I've had some terrific travel and food experiences there. Your blog is lovely!

  34. Jo says:

    Wow a mango version – how exotic! Looks really delish and absolutely a summer dessert.

  35. says:

    I wasn't sure when I first read mango and claufoutis in the same sentence. I adore the traditional version especially with cherries. I like the sweet yorkshire pudding style with firm fruit. This recipe is a completely different take though and looks and sounds very inviting. The custard-like texture appeals to me – what a surprise!

  36. Rachel says:

    A great gluten-free recipe. Will have to try this soon.

  37. Hannah says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :)

  38. An Open Book says:

    i saw these on foodgawker today and was wondering wow what an amazing picture..not to mention absolutely droolworthy

  39. Nachiketa says:

    Amazing claufoutis n with my fav fruit… Mango…..

  40. shaz says:

    I am definitely bookmarking this to try. Clafoutis not exactly one of my go-to desserts either :) LOVE that last photo. Is that your reflection in the spoon ?

  41. Julia @Mélanger says:

    A clafoutis with mango? That's something I've not tried. I really love baking with fruit. Have made this fabulous apple cake that tastes like a combination of apple pie and apple pudding. Delicious!!!!!!!!!

  42. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Oh! I love mine studded with fruits as well. can you believe that I have not made a clafoutis yet?

  43. Erica says:

    I love clafoutis and mangoes!!!! Love the combo!It has to be wonderful.

  44. Mover Packer says:

    I am sure, but mangoes lift it to another level. Play around with the ratio of fruits and clafoutis to get your favourite combo. I like mine studded with fruits.

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