Dive into this National Cherry Dessert Day the way it’s meant to be celebrated with this Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp dessert. And not only that, but I’m offering you a whole lot more cherry dessert recipes from some of my food blog friends below!
Did I mention to you I used to have a cherry tree in my yard? Not just one, but two! And they were sour cherry trees which mean that the squirrels stayed away from them, so that’s a positive. I enjoyed having these tart cherries in the freezer, and then we moved. But the good news is, we have a neighbor that has a beautiful cherry tree. She doesn’t mind us picking a few (we leave some for the birds of course) and so we still have lots of cherries in the freezer. Yay!
So, I knew for this national day of celebration that I wanted to make a crisp recipe using cherries. But when I went to the store I noticed they were really expensive. So I’ve added other fruits to make this dessert, healthy in so many ways and also affordable.
Let’s talk about this Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp.
You’ll Love Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp
I’m sure you know that a traditional crisp recipe is baked. It usually has a crust on top which is…crispy. I decided that I didn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen over a hot oven, and I imagined you didn’t want that either. So I decided to make a nut-based crisp that didn’t have to be baked.
And I used chia seeds in the fruit to thicken it. I’m a fan of the chia seed because it does such a great job thickening things once it gets exposed to moisture. So, this is a really simple dessert. Simply through together the fruit, add it to your serving cups, and then make the crisp in a food processor. I added a dollop of vegan ice cream to the top.
Berries are good for you, there’s no doubt about that. And this recipe includes a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and of course, cherries. It’s a lightly sweet, healthy Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp dessert. Perfect for summertime!
Put Your Touch On It
Look, I’m sharing this Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp with you because I like it. But I am not you. Brilliant, I know. But, seriously, you should look at this recipe and put your own touch on it. If you need some help with getting started adapting this recipe, here are some ideas:
- Add some cocoa powder to that crisp topping to make it a chocolate crisp
- How about adding slices of banana to the fruit cup?
- For sure you could top it with Coconut Whipped Cream
- You could also add some tropical fruits like mango or pineapple
- I could also see drizzling some Vegan Date Caramel Sauce on top
Do you get my point? There’s so much you can do, even with a simple recipe like this one! I love making the crisp topping and storing it in the fridge so we can make the fruit cups any time we like. It’s also pretty good over a bowl of vegan ice cream. Just saying.
We hope you love this Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp as much as we do. If you decide to make the recipe, take a photo, share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram. We LOVE seeing your creations!
- 2 cups Fresh Sweet Cherries , washed & pitted
- 2 cups Mixed Berries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries *
- 2 - 4 tablespoons Maple syrup, divided
- 2 - 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
- 1/2 cup Raw almonds
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
Slice the washed, pitted cherries into quarters. Add fresh or frozen berries. If using fresh, be sure to wash and slice. Place in a bowl and add 1 -2 tablespoons of the maple syrup (depending on your desired sweetness) and stir to combine.
Place chia seeds in a coffee grinder and pulse until powder forms. Pour this into the fruit mixture. Stir until combined.
Place almonds and oatmeal in a food processor. Pulse a few seconds until crumbly.
Add the 1 - 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and vanilla. Pulse again for a few seconds. You'll be left with a thick, crumbly mixture.
Spoon the cherry mixture into four serving bowls. Sprinkle the Almond Crisp on top and top with Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream.
*You can use fresh or frozen mixed berries
**Nutrition information for this recipe does not include Coconut Whipped Topping.
National Cherry Dessert Day
Hey, y’all, I’ve got some great news! Today is National Cherry Dessert Day and my national food day food blog friends and I created a plan to help you celebrate. So today we’re sharing a whole bunch of cherry dessert recipes. How fun! Of course, I realize some of the recipes below are not vegan. Just send me a note if you’d like ideas for veganizing them. Otherwise, enjoy!
Cherries signal that spring is coming to a close and summer is upon us. That’s why this National Cherry Dessert Day comes at the perfect time! That’s why we’re giving you lots of ways to participate in the festivities. Enjoy these 23 cherry dessert recipes!
Cherry Vanilla Energy Bites via Namely Marly
Almond Cherry Ice Cream by Ashlee Marie
Black Forrest Cupcakes via Life Made Simple
Easy Vegan Cherry Vanilla Parfaits by Namely Marly
Cherry Almond Vanilla Cupcakes by Baking with Blondie
Frozen Cherry Limeade Pie from the Real Mom Kitchen
Vegan Cherry Chocolate Cake by Cookie + Kate
Vegan Chocolate Cherry Jello Shots by Namely Marly
Crispy Homemade Cherry Turnovers by by The Baker Upstairs
Vegan Cherry Pie Cookies by Healthy Happy Life
Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Dessert Cheese Ball by Namely Marly
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies thanks to Creations by Kara
Vegan Double Chocolate Cherry Bars by Blissful Basil
Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Cherry Dump Cake by 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes by Baked Bree
Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler by Hey Grill, Hey
Vegan Chocolate Covered Cherries by Namely Marly
Vegan Black Forest Cake by the Baking Fairy
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Pizza by Gather for Bread
Rum-Soaked Preserved Cherries and Boozy Cherry Molasses by Foodie with Family
Vegan Cherry Pie by Savory Nothings
Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes by Namely Marly
Whatever cherry dessert you’re preparing to dig into, enjoy!