cashew-cherry oat crumble

creamy cashews.  tart cherries.  warm vanilla & hearty oats.  this cashew-cherry crumble has all the decadent flavors of a dessert, with none of the decadent ingredients.  simple, basic and utterly craveable.  

this cashew-cherry oat crumble started out as a granola bite recipe, but morphed into a simple oat crumble and never looked back.

rich, decadent flavors, healthy ingredients.  craveable in the best possible way.  this recipe pairs salty roasted cashews with creamy oats, chia & hemp seeds. maple syrup for sweetness, coconut oil for richness and dried cherries for a pop of flavor.  mild vanilla throughout.  every bite of this crumble tastes like the best cookie you've ever had, yet has no butter, sugar or flour.  this recipe takes the humble oat crumble and elevates it to the next level.   simple, basic ingredients showcased to their fullest potential.

serve this cashew-cherry oat crumble on yogurt for breakfast, on ice cream for dessert or on a spoon straight from the container.  anyway you have it, after just one taste you'll be wanting more.  and more.  and more...

recipe: cashew-cherry oat crumble

ingredients:

  • 1/2 c roasted, salted cashews, chopped
  • 3/4 c oatmeal - quick oats recommended
  • dried cherries, 1/4 c roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • generous 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (generous) vanilla 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 pinches salt, or to taste

method:

  1. add the cashews, oats, chia, hemp, oats, cinnamon & salt to a large bowl & stir to combine
  2. add the chopped cherries, and stir 
  3. melt the coconut oil and maple syrup in a small bowl in the microwave for 15 - 30 seconds - there might be a bit of solid coconut oil in the bowl, but that's ok.  the residual heat from the maple syrup will melt it.
  4. add the vanilla to the maple-coconut mix
  5. pour the maple-coconut-vanilla mix to the oat bowl and stir until all of the dry ingredients are coated
  6. at this point the mixture will be very sticky.  taste, and add a bit more salt if needed
  7. let the mix sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes, to allow the oats and seeds to soak up the maple-coconut mixture, and the coconut oil to become more firm - this will give you little clusters of oats
  8. transfer to a reusable container and store in the fridge until ready to serve
  9. enjoy!

enjoy!

 

 

xoxo,

h & s