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Hibiscus Peach Crumble (Gluten & Dairy Free)

This Hibiscus Peach Crumble was what I came up with when I realised I had too many peaches that were about to get rotten. Peaches are in season and like every summer I always buy more than I actually need. It’s the excited of indulging in one of my favourite fruits. As with many other seasonal fruits, peaches are great to make a dessert.

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Thinking quick, I selected all the very ripe peaches, chopped them and tossed the into a sweet and vibrant syrup. I obviously now needed something as an addition to make sense of whatever I was about to create. My eyes went straight to the Kellogg’s corn flakes cereal box in my cupboard and there and then I created a perfect crumble without much fuss. Oh and the entire pie, tart, cobbler, crumble or whatever you like to call it, is completely gluten-free and dairy free. As unlike most similar desserts, I didn’t make use of flour, butter and milk. Although in the end I topped with creamy yogurt, I’m still pretty happy with myself.

Here’s the recipe:

Hibiscus Peach Crumble

Immaculate Ruému
A no-fuss Peach crumble. Made with fresh peaches, brewed hibiscus and cornflakes.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine international
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal


For the Filling

  • 5 Ripe Peaches
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 5 Dried Hibiscus Flower (about a tsp)
  • 1/5 cup water
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

For the Crumble

  • 1 pack Kellogg's Corn flakes (375g)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees. De-seed and cut the peaches into wedges (It doesn't have to be perfectly cut nor do you need to peel the skin off) and set aside.
  • In a sauce pan, cook the hibiscus flower in water, until the water is fully infused with the hibiscus flavour and is a vibrant red colour.
  • Remove the flowers from the water and place on a paper towel (This is optional, but I like to save them to use as a garnish).
  • Pour the peaches into the pan of hibiscus syrup, add the cinnamon, salt and stir, making sure the peaches are coated with the syrup.
  • Pour the peach filling into a pan (an 8 inch pan is perfect).
  • For the crumble, pour the corn flakes into a bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Using your hands roughly crush the cornflakes into smaller bits (but not smooth)
  • Spread the crushed corn flakes evenly over the pan of peaches, then take any leftover syrup from the sauce pan and sprinkle over the cornflakes.
  • Place into the pre-heated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. (Check between baking to see that the corn flakes do not burn, you can also cover with a foil paper half way through baking).
  • Remove from oven and let seat for 15 minutes before serving.


Serve with any cream of your choice, i.e. whipped cream, coconut cream or yogurt. Place the leftover hibiscus flower over the served cream as garnish.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, peach crumble
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AboutImmaculate Ruému

Chef, blogger and all-round food enthusiast. Simultaneously a professional chef and a home cook. Living a vision of breaking global culinary boundaries.


  1. 5 stars
    Sam –

    Love two things about this dessert. Hibiscus is such a unique element and I love the fact that it is glutten free. I would never think to incorporate corn flakes into it.

  2. 5 stars
    using corn flakes is an inventive way of making this traditional dessert gluten free and I love including hibiscus or any floral flavors in desserts – definitely my kind of treat

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you! I wasn’t sure how people would respond to my twist on this traditional dessert… I’m glad you like it 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great combination! I love peach and sorrel/hibiscus but I never thought of combining the two. Your crumble sounds amazing and I will be trying it soon.

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