Last updated on June 30th, 2022 at 09:45 am
You need to try this healthy cherry crumble with oats! A gluten-free and vegan oatmeal crumble recipe that is nourishing enough to be a healthy breakfast, but also provides just enough sweetness to be your go-to cherry dessert.
You’ll Love This Healthy Cherry Crumble
Cherries are here once again and it’s a great time to just be alive and enjoy the season while it lasts. Usually, I like to have cherries just the way they are. If there are two foods created by God that are perfect, just perfect, to me, it’s watermelon and cherries. They are both so incredibly refreshing, smooth, sweet and flawless.
However, you can’t beat time and what it does to you, and so the perfect cherries that I bought a week ago weren’t that perfect anymore today. So, tadaa, I magicked them into this healthy cherry crumble. It wasn’t smooth sailing, but this oatmeal crumble is:
- easy to make
- pretty healthy
- made with simple ingredients
- will solve all your sweet craving problems
Oat Cherry Crumble Ingredients
Cherries. And this is important: we need sweet, ripe cherries. We won’t be doing much to them, besides washing, pitting and chopping, so they need to taste good.
Oats. And we’ll use the blender to turn them into ground oats. Yes, you can probably do oat flour too.
Almond flour. Fine, blanched almond flour, that’s the one we need.
Coconut oil. Extra virgin to add that beautiful smell to the crumble too!
Maple syrup. To add the sweetness to the crumble. You could also use honey or another liquid sweetener that is on the healthier side. In my experience brown sugar or coconut sugar don’t do a good job for this crumble. Did you hear me coconut sugar? You’re fired.
Vegan Gluten-Free Dessert
This cherry crip is sweet and tasty – a great healthier option when you’ve got a sweet tooth. It is naturally vegan and gluten-free, because we’re not using any flour or animal products. Make sure to use gluten free oats if you need it to be gluten free! Oats are actually gluten-free naturally, but they’re often contaminated with gluten in the factories where they’re processed.
How To Make Oatmeal Cherry Crumble
So, okay, did I try to make these into cherry crumble bars? Maybe. Okay, yes I did. But, it didn’t work. Don’t get me wrong – taste is amazing, but shape? Not so much. Therefore we just put some crumble on the bottom, some cherries in the middle and another layer on the top and bake this, mkay?
Here’s the step-by-step
Wash, pit and chop cherries in halves. Work through the batch you’ve got and remove stems and leaves. Discard the bad fruit. Then use a straw to push out the pits, you can also use a cherry pitter. Place the washed pitted cherries in a large bowl and make the crumble.
For the crumble combine in a bowl melted coconut oil, the maple syrup, almond flour and ground oats. Add a little bit of water. And a pinch of salt to make the flavors pop more. Mix it all together and you should have a crumbly mixture that sticks together and can form a dough.
Line a small baking pan with parchment paper, place some of the crumble on the bottom, shaping the crumbles between your fingers. Add cherries on top and arrange the rest of the crumble over the cherries.
You forgot to preheat your oven. Use the time machine, go back in time before starting to arrange the crumble and turn on the oven to 350F/180C.
Now, come back to the here and now and place the baking pan in the oven. Bake for about 15 to max 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
How To Serve This Healthy Cherry Crumble
Enjoy the oat crumble with some ice cream for dessert or for breakfast with some milk of choice.
This cherry recipe is great for meal prep as it stores well in the fridge for about 3 days and is easy to reheat in the oven.
More Healthy Crumble Recipes
- 3 cups cherries - wash, pit and chop
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup ground oats
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp water
- Clean, wash and pit cherries.
- Crumble: Add almond flour, oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, a pinch of salt and water to a bowl and mix together.
- Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
- Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and spread 1/3 of the crumble mixture on the bottom. Layer with cherries on the top and then add the last layer or crumble over the cherries, squeezing the mixture between your hands to shape the crumbs.
- Bake for 15 to maximum of 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Serve immediately with some milk of choice for breakfast or vanilla ice cream for dessert.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the oven or enjoy cold.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g