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How About A Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Tropical Summer Dessert?


Gluten Free Mango Pineapple Crumble

Okay. I have a riddle for you.

What do you get when you cross a pineapple with a mango with some shredded coconut and then top it off with a delectable coconut crumble topping?

Give up?

Okay. I know the title of this post kind of gives it away. I have never been very good at riddles anyway.

The more specific answer, however, is a Gluten-free Dairy-free Pineapple Mango Coconut Crumble…

I have never had this type of a crumble dessert before. But with pineapples piled high in the stores and ringing in super-duper cheap right now, I decided to use up the one quickly ripening on my counter and mix it with a bit of mango that was hanging around.

The result? A perfect summer fiesta in your mouth!

The pineapple caramelizes in this much like it does in Pineapple Upside Down Cake. And, of course, we all know that the sugary pineapple is everyone’s favorite part of that dessert.

I am now officially in love with this fun new tropical gluten free dairy free summer dessert.

Gluten Free Fruit Crumble Dessert

I suppose I could list some of the reasons you should give this a try.


1. There are so many health benefits in pineapple that you can’t help but feel a little good about eating this.


2. It only takes barely 15 minutes to throw together before tossing it in the oven.


3. That this goes far far too well with some Dairy-free Coconut Ice Cream.


4. That this recipe makes far more crumble topping than you need…but no one notices…because it is a well-known secret that that IS, after all, the best part.


5. That this is Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Refined Sugar-free, and EASILY EASILY Nut-free.

But I better stop now. I don’t want you to start drooling on your keyboards. 😉

I’ll just go ahead and share the recipe now.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pineapple Mango Coconut Crumble

Also: Refined Sugar Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, and Easily Nut Free



  • 1 Medium Sized Ripe Pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 Medium Sized Mango, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tsp All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend (such as Pure Pantry’s All Purpose Baking Mix)
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut Palm Sugar, such as Wholesome Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Unsweetened Coconut, preferably Organic
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract


  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil – measured, for this purpose only, in solid form (OR Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, cold and cut into pieces; OR if not avoiding dairy, Organic butter, cold and cut into pieces) **See Note Below
  • 1/2 cup Certified Gluten Free Rolled Oats (or equal amounts Quinoa Flakes if you are sensitive to Oats)
  • 1/4 cup Almond flour (For NUT FREE: use additional 1/4 cup of your gluten free flour blend instead)
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour blend (such as Pure Pantry’s All Purpose Baking Mix)
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut, preferably Organic
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons ground Chia seeds, or Flax meal (optional, but nice addition of Omega 3’s)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Palm sugar (or Brown Sugar)
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9 x 9 square glass baking dish or a round pie dish or cake pan. In small bowl, mix together all filling ingredients: Pineapple, Mango, Gluten Free Flour Blend, Coconut Palm Sugar, Shredded Coconut, and Vanilla. Place in prepared baking dish.

2.  In another bowl add your chilled Coconut oil (or Butter or Butter Alternative), Certified Gluten Free Oats (or quinoa flakes), Almond flour (or additional all-purpose flour), Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, Shredded Coconut, Ground Chia or Flax Meal (if using), Coconut Palm Sugar, and Sea Salt.  Use a pastry blender (or a fork) to crumle/cream your ingredients together until coarse meal forms.

3.  Spread topping over Pineapple-Mango filling.  This makes a lot of topping. Place baking dish in pre-heated oven for 35 minutes. If you like a crispy top, you can turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes at the very end, but watch VERY carefully if you do this so it does not burn!

**Note: Measurements for Coconut Oil should typically, in most baking recipes, be measured in liquid form for the correct volume measurement.



And for a little savory treat to go along with this Summer Dessert, go check out my Gluten-free Zucchini Fritters over at The Balanced Platter today. They are a perfect way to get those kiddos eating Zucchini this summer while they are in full season!

Gluten free Zucchini Fritters



  1. On June 14, 2012 Hallie @ Daily Bites said

    Be still my beating heart! You’ve truly captured the essence of the tropics in this dessert, Kim. I am now hungry, as usual after reading your posts. 🙂

    • On June 14, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Haha! Thanks so much, Hallie! It definitely tasted tropical to us when we were eating it. 😉

  2. On June 14, 2012 Cara said

    So tropical! The only thing it’s missing is the rum – I’ll take some rum ice cream with mine, please 🙂

  3. On June 14, 2012 Sarena said

    Well, when you add in all the reasons to make it…how can I not! This looks like my kind of summer treat!

  4. On June 14, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    Wishing I had all the ingredients! Sounds incredible, Kim! But, of course, your desserts always are. 🙂


    • On June 14, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      As usual, Shirley, you are too sweet! The nice thing about crumbles though is that you can improvise with so many of the ingredients! So this would probably work with whatever you have on hand!! 😉

  5. On June 14, 2012 Culinary Programs said

    Yum!! This sounds amazing. Where did you get the recipe?

  6. On June 14, 2012 Maggie said

    Kim! This is pure genius. I’m so impressed 🙂 My Dad, who is a pineapple lover, will love this recipe! The flavors are meant for each other. And yes, I was drooling!

    • On June 18, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Maggie, now that I know your Dad is a fellow pineapple lover I adore him already. Of course, he must be pretty awesome if he is anything like you! You know that old saying…the apple (or in this case…pineapple) does not fall far from the tree. 😉

  7. On June 14, 2012 InTolerantChef said

    What a lovely tropical treat! yummo!

  8. On June 15, 2012 glutenfreehappytummy said

    oh my gosh that sounds so delicious! i love that combo of flavors! yum!

    • On June 18, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Caralyn! Thanks so much! For some reason, these flavors just sounded good together and it was a great way to use up all of my fruit… 😉

  9. On June 15, 2012 Carol, SGF said

    Oh My! This recipe is like taking a vacation. Love it!

    • On June 18, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Ooh. Good idea, Carol. I will just pretend we are on some tropical island the next time that I make this. 😉

  10. On June 16, 2012 Linda said

    That looks amazing, Kim! What a great combination of flavors. My mouth is watering.

    • On June 18, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks so much, Linda! It just sounded like a good summery combo…though not nearly as good as your angel food cake…I am making your recipe this weekend finally and seriously cannot wait! 😉

  11. On June 18, 2012 kristy @ coconutmama said

    This was delicious! And we may or may not have had some for breakfast too! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • On June 18, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Yay! Thanks for letting me know that you liked it, Kristy!! And, just so that you don’t feel bad, we ate it for breakfast the next day, too…and then for a little dessert after lunch! LOL 😉 So glad that you came back and gave your report!

  12. On June 20, 2012 Heather @Gluten-Free said

    Wow!!! I’ll take mine with the tropical breeze and a little umbrella drink. 🙂

    • On June 21, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Heather, I am with you on a tropical breeze and that cocktail. That is where i wish I was right about now!! 😀

  13. On July 23, 2012 Mary Ann Streacker said

    Would be a big help if you would publish, where we could purchase the ingredients, for your recipes. I don’t have anywhere to purchase them. Thanks

    • On July 25, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Mary Ann. I actually purchase all of my ingredients as either Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. But any items that I list in my recipes can also all be found on Amazon as well. I have also ordered them from there many times too (when I was laid up with a foot cast I could not get to the store, so Amazon was my new best friend). Hope that helps. Let me know if there is something specific that you cannot find.

      • On July 25, 2012 Mary Ann Streacker said

        thank you, will look on-line

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