Forget the chocolates this year, show your Valentine’s Day love with this Vegan Chocolate Chip Cherry Crisp. Warm, perfectly sweet, and bursting with delicious cherry flavor.
If you’ve been visiting the blog for a while then you probably know of my love for cherries and apparently fruit crisps too. This Chocolate Chip Cherry Crisp is the fourth fruit crisp and the seventh cherry based recipe to be added here. Clearly, I have a couple of obsessions over here. Oddly, this is the first time combining the two. At any rate, I’m super happy the two have now met.
What I love about this fruit crisp is that it’s like cherry pie, but without all the time and fussiness of making a crust. Really, the best part is the filling anyway. Am I right? Oh, and there’s chocolate, which makes almost everything taste better:)
This fruity bit of yumminess is made with just 8 ingredients(or 9, if you the add almonds), super easy, and ready in about 30 minutes. It’s also gluten free(be sure your oats are GF certified), oil free, and as always vegan. Perfect for a sweet treat with your honey this Valentine’s Day or any day really! For added deliciousness top with your favorite vegan ice cream or whipped cream!
If you’re a cherry fan like me, then I think you will love this crisp! If you do try this recipe, I’d love to know what you think. Snap a picture and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see what you make.
- 3 cups dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved. Fresh or frozen that have thawed.
- 1-2 tablespoon tapioca starch or corn starch, depending on how juicy your cherries are.
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ cup rolled oats GF, if needed.
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- tiny pinch of salt
- ¼ cup almonds, chopped.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine all ingredients for filling in a bowl, coating the cherries well. Spread cherry mixture in bottom of baking dish. I used a 7 inch cast iron skillet. You may want to oil the dish lightly, but I didn't find it necessary.
In another bowl combine ingredients for topping and stir to throughly combine. Evenly spread oat mixture over top of cherries.
Bake for 25-27 or until bubbly around edges and oats have crisped and browned slightly. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Top with vegan whip cream or ice cream, if desired.
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