Raw, Vegan Cherry Crisp!

by Susan on January 26, 2012

Sometimes there are no words. This was so simple and so delicious I just had to share. Soft, moist and juicy, so close to the real thing.

I haven’t made a “crisp before even though fruit crisps are some of my favorite desserts. I wanted to lighten this one up (not make the “crisp” only from nuts) so I threw in some raw oats. It is so simple. Nuts, oats, berries and a little sweetener. You can get gluten free oats too. The best part of this recipe is that you can throw it in the dehydrator in the morning, and have a wonderful, warm dessert later!

Boy, this was good. 

Raw Cherry Crisp

serves 4

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cup flaked, raw oats 
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar

1. Place walnuts and almonds in food processor. Pulse until coarsely ground. Remove to bowl.

2. Stir oats into nut mixture.

3. Mix together cherries and agave.

4. Stir into nut mixture.

5. Place in 4 ramekins or small glass bowls. Dehydrate at 145 for 45 minutes (Don’t worry, it is still raw. The food temp never goes above 115), reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for 5-6 more hours. Serve warm.

*You can get flaked oats here: Sunrise Flour Mill (Tell them we sent you.)


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Cora January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

This looks so yummy….I want some


Chris January 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

You hath almost persuaded me to be “Rawvelous!” Love this recipe. Definitely going to try it!


Joanna Rawvelous January 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

Christine, you are so close in your food philosophies, you could easily be Rawvelous, lol!


Lauren January 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Amazing! This sounds similar to a raw oatmeal dish I do with almonds, walnuts and apples… but seriously who can deny the deliciousness of cherries!


Chris January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Looks so good!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

It looks VERY close to the real thing. Yum!


Barb January 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I made this with raspberries instead of cherries and it turned out really good and is so tasty and a little tart…


Raw Antonia February 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

This looks amazing! I do have one sort of off topic question, if I may. How often do you eat meals that require at least one cup of nuts and/or seeds? I am really concerned about cholesterol levels. I have a friend who is mostly raw and vegan and her latest bloodwork showed that her cholesterol levels are increasing since she has gone raw. She seems to eat a lot of seeds and nuts and raw oils. Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone else?


Susan February 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I very rarely eat that quantity of nuts, even all day. There are a lot of things that you have to remember. Even though a recipe might call for a cup of nuts, by the time you portion it out, you will be eating much less. You need to pay attention to your body…have your levels checked. Everyone is different and what works for you might not work for her, vice versa. Listen to your body and figure out what works for you.


ava September 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

I wish u would open a bakery, or overall raw eatery. Your food is so good, and I am so lazy. :)


Renay June 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Hi Susan. Thnak you so much for your website and the marvelous recipes and experiences that you share. This is my first time writing, but I’ve been following you for some time and recently bought two of your books! You’ve been a great source of inspiration for me and I am so thankful for being able to learn from you. I was looking at this recipe today and thinking it would make a great crumble topping for my raw ice cream! I love cherries. My question is whether the nuts used are supposed to be soaked and then dehydrated? Or just soaked and drained?

Thanks again!


Susan July 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Hi, Renay, This recipe does not call for soaked (wet) nuts. If you want to presoak and dehydrate your nuts for nutritional reasons, that is fine. Cheers!


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