Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp {with Coconut Flour!}

A traveling girl, that is my nickname these days.  I travel from city to city, and check to make sure restaurants are safe.  I love my day job, but I adore my night job.  Baking, baking, baking, makes me happy!!!

I really want to learn more about gluten free, my goal is to try to make more gluten free recipes.  The other day I was chatting with my sweet Grandma, the one that shared her beautiful Snickerdoodle recipe.  She was making a a rhubarb pie….I will share that soon!

But rhubarb, wow, I haven’t enjoyed anything with rhubarb in ages.  I was flooded with a memories of my dad and I enjoying rhubarb together.  We would pick some from Grandma’s garden, and then come home and make rhubarb sauce.  Have you ever had rhubarb sauce before?  It is an amazing, tart, delicious treat!

Well I want to make all those lovely dishes, but first decided to try a crisp.  I received coconut flour from Tropical Traditions a few weeks back, and decided this was a perfect recipe to try it on.

I have never had coconut flour before, but can honestly say I will be using it definitely in the future!  What a gorgeous flour, so full of flavor!

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp –

5 1/2 cups rhubarb, diced

2 cups strawberries, diced

1/2 cup pure cane sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup gluten free oats

3/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions –

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

In 9 x 9 inch pan, toss rhubarb and strawberries in 1/2 cup pure cane sugar.

In medium bowl – mix together butter, brown sugar, oats, coconut flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Spread sugar/flour mixture on top of rhubarb and strawberries. Bake for about 20-25 minutes depending on oven.

Note: I over baked mine, which is easy to see in my picture.  I baked it for 35 minutes.  Just be careful with over baking the dessert!

Here are some other fun ways to enjoy coconut flour courtesy of Tropical Traditions.

To make this dessert even better, how about enjoying it for breakfast?  I decided to mix it with my favorite treat, Chobani Greek Yogurt!

Well there is nothing like celebrating coconut love, than with a fun giveaway!  I will be giving away one 32 oz jar of delicious Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil.

To enter the giveaway please share with me that you have done each of these choices in a separate message.  It will give you more chances to win this delicious treat!  I will announce the winner of the giveaway on Wednesday.

1. Tell me your favorite childhood memory, or recipe?

2. “Like” me on my Cafe Terra Facebook page.

3. Follow me on Twitter at CafeTerraBlog

4. Follow Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

5. Follow troptraditions on Twitter

6. For one  bonus, sign up to receive my blog posts in your email box!

Three other fellow bloggers are holding a giveaway, it is a giveaway party this week! There are two more chances to win a jar of coconut oil – Stop by Cara’s Cravings, and All Day I Dream About Food!  Then to tie some coconut happiness together, head over to Cooking with Books for a vanilla bean giveaway!

I wanted to share a few extra recipes, to share some other fun ways to bake/cook with coconut oil, or coconut flour!  I love sharing other beautiful food bloggers, they really are amazing!!!

Mis Pensamientos – Coconut Banana Spritz Cookies

Love Veggies and Yoga – Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips

Love Veggies and Yoga – No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Note – You will drool at the gorgeous recipes that Love Veggies and Yoga has created! Enjoy all of the recipes here!

In Katrina’s Kitchen – Pomegranate Granola and Syrup

All Day I Dream About Food – Coconut Cacao Nib Breakfast Bars

Cara’s Craving’s – Sugar Free Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Cara’s Craving’s – Vanilla Scented Buttercup & Kale Stew with Tahni

Delicious Obsessions – Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

What is your favorite way to cook/bake with coconut oil/flour?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra


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  • Thanks so much for linking me and for the lovely words :) your GF rhubarb crisp looks great!
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  • Inkatrinaskitchen
    Thanks Terra! Your crisp looks delicious!
  • Thanks dear! I never had rhubarb growing up since it doesn't grow here, but seeing all the recipes makes me curious. Love how you added it to CHO!
  • i've never had rhubard and i've never baked with coconut flour before. gasp! i'm not the biggest fan of coconut actually (food sensitivity issues), but would love to try baking with it one day :).
  • Andrea
    I'm not a fan of rhubarb, but this recipe does look tempting. Maybe I will try!? :) One of my favorite treats from my childhood is a tapioca pudding recipe my mom used to (and still does) make!
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  • Spicyrdeastewart
    Love this recipe Terra! Rhubarb brings back memories of my childhood since we used to grow it in our backyard. I always loved my moms rhubarb pie. I've never actually bought rhubarb from the store, so I really must buy some and make your crisp. Love your addition of coconut flour, and I bet it would be yummy too with coconut oil in place of the butter (Not that there's anything wrong with butter! :-)
  • Michelle
    Like you, I haven't had Rhubarb in YEARS! Thanks for the reminder. As for my favorite childhood has to be when I was in the second grade and Santa left his boot print on the fireplace hearth, which was the same time my dad came home from Vietnam....imagine that ;-)
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    And now I subscribe via email, which I should have done a LONG time ago, for goodness sake! 
  • I've never tasted rhubarb before. This crisp looks delicious and love the idea of using coconut flour instead of regular flour. Coconut is such a wonderful fruit: I always get fresh coconut water when I go to the gym, love young coconut meat, addicted to coconut oil and now coconut flour. Yay for coconuts!
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    I would like to win the coocnut oil. i just signed up to recieve your blog post and great recipes. thanks for the opportunity.
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  • Wow this sounds really satisfying..I never used coconut flour but I am in love with coconut oil flavor. When I use it with chocolate my house smell like almond joy!:)) Just love it even with my eggs:)) Great post, than you for sharing!
  • domestic diva
    As a kid I loved homemade vanilla ice cream.
  • I've never used coconut oil before but I've used coconut flour in cookies AND in chocolate-coconut shortbread. Mmmmm :D And your crisp looks phenomenal! Isn't it crazy how coconut flour actually tastes like coconut? That kind of tripped me out the first time I used it :D
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  • Valerie Dubard
    I've never heard of coconut flour! I've actually never seen it before! But i'd love to taste it!! I really liked your recipe, it looks really yummy!!! Hugs
    • Valerie, thank you for the comment on my Rhubarb Crisp! The coconut flour is pureed finely, but when cooked has a toasted look, and really smells fantastic! Hugs, Terra
  • Don't enter me for the giveaway, since I have a bottle of my own, but good for you for trying out some GF recipes and using coconut flour.  It's weird stuff, since it doesn't behave at all the way normal flour would, but once you get used to using it, you can produce some really great results.  Love that you used it for a crisp!
    • I seriously fell in love with the coconut flour!  I agree, it is much different, but so much fun to work with:-) Love your inspiration you always give me, with all your fabulous recipes! Hugs, Terra
  • I love rhubarb crisp. My mom made it too, but she added a packet of strawberry jello. I can't really say what my favorite memory is since there are so many, but we did have rhubarb growing in our yard and all of us kids would go yank a stalk up, pull off the leaf, de-string it and chow down right there in front of the plant. I miss being able to do that! Thanks for the fantastic recipe.
  • Wow what an interesting job you have during the day! I used to travel during the day (and night) and kinda miss it, but it's nice being down on the ground more (I was a flight attendant!) I am curious about the coconut flour. Is it different to coconut flakes?
    • Thank you for the comment on my Rhubarb Crisp! The coconut flour is pureed basically.  So it is in a fine form, and looks like flour. What is fun about the coconut flour is when it is cooked, it looks toasted, and smells amazing! Hugs, Terra
  • Ailanna
    One of my favorite childhood memories is baking Christmas cookies with my sister and mom. The kitchen would be warm, the windows a little steamy, lots of different cookie cutters and different things to top them with. The cookies themselves weren't that tasty, but making them was so much fun.
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  • Sue D
    My favorite childhood memory is picking blackberries on my grandma's farm and then watching her make pies.
  • I love rhubarb crisp! I really just love anything rhubarb! I made a rhubarb crumble the other day and it is just delicious as a dessert. I must say I have never had coconut flour before but sounds interesting!
  • Love the sound of this, especially the coconut flour!  Definitely need to get some of that and try it out.  Great recipe!!