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Is there anything better than ripe fruit in the summer? In this recipe, peaches and cherries are the sweet combination of choice. Swap sugar and flour for honey and uncooked quinoa for a creative and gluten-free twist on a fruit crumble. Kerry, Recipe Hunter

Kerry Brunelle


Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble

Showcase summer fruit in this guilt- and gluten-free dessert

Sometimes it is just too hot in the summer for a heavy, decadent dessert. This peach and cherry quinoa crumble is the perfect alternative — sweet and satisfying without being over-the-top. Peaches and cherries bake together with honey and coconut oil to form a warm, gooey base and then are topped with an unconventional mixture: Gina had the ingenious idea to use uncooked quinoa in the topping of this crumble, which not only makes the dessert gluten-free, but lends a delightfully crunchy texture. The quinoa comes together with almond flour, cinnamon, and vanilla to form a sweet, streusel-like topping in the classic crumble tradition. With its simple and healthy ingredients, you won’t feel guilty about indulging a little, or a lot, with this peach and cherry quinoa crumble.


Gina Matsoukas

Recipe Developer, Photographer, Blogger

Gina Matsoukas - Running to the Kitchen

My goal is to make healthy food easy, approachable, fun, and delicious. My recipes are usually inspired by seasonal ingredients that look good at the store, and I buy on impulse. I love sarcasm, a good chewy glass of red wine, and feeding people.

Gina doesn’t take herself too seriously, and she has the same laid-back attitude when it comes to food and eating healthy. Rather than advocating for one right way to eat versus another, Gina enthusiastically explores a variety of diets and recipes including vegan, nut-free, and paleo just to name a few. What the recipes on her blog, Running to the Kitchen, share is a common focus on seasonal, wholesome ingredients. From food, exercise, to life in general, Gina approaches everything with humor and an open mind. Once you’ve visited her blog, you won’t be able to keep Gina’s recipes from running through your head.

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  • This is such an awesome recipe! I love the idea of using uncooked quinoa for crunch 😀