Home Cooking, for the sake of your health!

Cherry-Pie

While browsing through food magazines, I came across a collection of recipes for traditional summer classics.  I was instantly inspired to create my own version of the cherry crisp.

This dessert is fairly quick (excluding the pitting of the cherries which you can avoid if you use frozen/de-pitted cherries).  Since it’s not dough-based it’s quite light (always a bonus in my book).

I loved the crispiness of the baked rolled oats. The sweetness of the cherry combined with slight bitterness of the raw chocolate nibs is absolutely to die for.

This was truly a hit with the family and is sure to become one of my staple desserts.

 
Ingredients
  • 4 tbs coconut oil, melted, plus more for the baking dish
  • 6 cups pitted cherries (thawed if frozen)
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbs all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup traditional rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup raw chocolate nibs
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a (minimum of 9 inches) with the coconut oil.
  2. Toss the cherries in a large bowl with vanilla, cinnamon, salt and 2 tablespoons of flour. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  3. Whisk the remaining ¼ cup flour, the oats, almonds, chocolate nibs and the coconut sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted coconut oil until combined, then sprinkle the mixture over the cherries. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown (roughly 50 minutes to 1 hour).
  4. Let cool slightly before serving

About this site

Most ingredients in cooking are derived from living organisms. Vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts as well as herbs and spices come from plants, while meat, eggs, and dairy products come from animals. Mushrooms and the yeast used in baking are kinds of fungi. Cooks also use water and minerals such as salt. Cooks can also use wine or spirits.
Naturally occurring ingredients contain various amounts of molecules called proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They also contain water and minerals. Cooking involves a manipulation of the chemical properties of these molecules.

Feed Display

Skinnytaste

24 March 2019

  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 25-March 31)
    A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. I am so exited for Spring and all the seasonal vegetables that will start being available to us! Every week, I will be adding more seasonal recipes to the […]
  • Shrimp, Peas and Rice
    I love this quick and easy Shrimp, Peas and Rice dish, which can be made with white or brown rice. Last week I shared this Shrimp, Broccoli and Orzo dish. For those of you observing Lent, I thought I would share another quick 30-minute meal using shrimp! You can see more Lenten friendly recipes here. […]
  • Green Bean Salad
    One of my favorite ways to enjoy green beans–in a chilled green bean salad recipe! The delicious flavors of these balsamic green beans made with black olives, scallions and eggs complement any meal or holiday potluck. This easy green bean salad is so good, and tastes even better the next day which would make this […]
  • Yogurt Waffles
    Whip up these protein-packed Yogurt Waffles for breakfast and freeze the rest for easy meal prep! These delicious blender waffles made with yogurt in the batter are so easy to make and come out perfect with wheat or gluten-free flour. Make a double-batch for meal prep freezer meals for homemade waffles in minutes. I’ve been […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 18-March 24)
    A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. I’m in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend with my girlfriends, hope you all enjoy the weekend! If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible […]