Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar-free)

Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar free) |

It’s a new week guys! Hope you were able to enjoy your weekend. You might be wondering about the title – it’s not cherry season yet, it’s cherry blossom time! Still, I’m one of those persons who always freezes tons of cherries, and I still have so many in my freezer that I really need to start working on using them up, so I have space when the first new cherries arrive in May. One of my favorite ways to eat cherries, is this easy vegan cherry crumble oatbake. You can eat this for breakfast, or as a dessert (or both, I’m not going to judge you), this cherry crumble oatbake is ready in less than 5 minutes, so you can really make it in a pinch.

Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar-free) |

If you have been following me for any time now, you might know that I’m a huge “texture” person. I need different textures in my food, in order to feel satisfied after eating it. In this cherry crumble oatbakeΒ you will find soft and juicy cherries, the creamy oatmeal on the bottom and the crumble-like, baked oats on top combined with the caramelized coconut sugar.

Fun little fact for this dish: I don’t even defrost the cherries or pit them. Just put them in there, they will be hot and juicy after those 4 minutes and really, who has time to pit cherries? I don’t. I much rather have fun spitting the pits out and aiming for the closest mug. Just kidding, I obviously take them out of my mouth very ladylike and hide them in a napkin. πŸ˜€

Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar free) |

Cherry Crumble Oatbake
Cook time
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Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1 serving
  • ½ cup cherries (I used frozen ones)
  • 4 tbsp oats*
  • ½ tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar + more for dusting on top
  • about ¼ cup rice milk
  • ½ tsp coconut oil (optional)
  1. First off, mix the oats, chia seeds, 1 tsp coconut sugar and rice milk together, so that the chia seeds can start to gel up a bit.
  2. If you want to use a bit of coconut oil, you can rub the bottom of the ramekin with it - I feel like it gives the bake a little bit of extra tastiness, but if you want to safe on fat, this step can be omitted.
  3. Use a microwave (or oven) safe ramekin or small tart form. Put a first layer of the oat mixture on the bottom - don't worry if it is a bit liquid-y.
  4. Add a layer of cherries on top and then spoon the leftover oat mixture on top of the cherries. Dust with some more coconut sugar.
  5. Put in the microwave on hight (800W) for about 4 minutes - keep an eye on it, so it doesn't boil over!
*I used coarse oats that I pulsed a few times in my food processor, if you have fine oats, you can use them just as they are.

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52 thoughts on “Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar-free)

  1. Wow I was expecting this to be more of a labor intensive baking type recipe not a throw together for breakfast type recipe!! This is so simple and so healthy, my 2 favorite things πŸ™‚

    1. Hahaha, I take that as a compliment, Natalie! Thank you πŸ˜€ I’m all for really easy “throw together” recipes, I often just don’t have the time for recipes that take up half the day to make πŸ˜‰

        1. Hey, not naturally! They are just often processed in the same factory and cross contamination happens quite a lot. If you are avoiding gluten, make sure to get certified gluten free oats πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you so much Logan! It is so quick and easy to make and tastes so delicious πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Annie – me too! Cherries are make a crumble so good with their delicious natural sweetness.

    1. Thank you so much Nelle! I hope you find time to try it, it’s really so quick and easy to make πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sam! I’ve stayed clear of refined sugar now for the last three years and I haven’t looked back πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this recipe Justine! I agree with you, I’m a huge fan of fruity, crumbly baked goods too πŸ™‚

  2. I’m not a big fan of cherries but I know my husband would love this! I might have to whip it up for him. These photos are so beautiful too! Love the pretty styling… =)

    1. Thank you so much, Miranda! I always try to improve my photo styling skills. The recipe is a single serving one, so even if you don’t enjoy cherries as much, you could easily make it for your husband πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Crystal! We don’t want our food to get boring right? A mix of interesting textures is a must πŸ™‚

  3. This looks great! I enjoy a good crumble for breakfast! And I LOVE that towel you have in the picture! So classy and pretty!

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! It’s actually a simple fabric napkin I got from Zara Home πŸ™‚ I love crumble too, I’m so happy it turned out so well!

    1. Thank you so much Donna! Nothing better than dessert for breakfast, right? And this one is even guilt free πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I try to improve my food styling skills all the time πŸ™‚

    1. Ahhh, thank you Cindy! I hope you enjoyed it, if you had time to make it already. πŸ™‚

  4. I must confess IΒ΄m not a morning cereals fan BUT I do have some oats in the house and will try it along with some frozen cranberries as a dessert. Thank you for inspiring my sweet tooth πŸ˜‰

    1. Hey Joana, I’m sure this is an amazing dessert as well! If you use cranberries, just make sure to use more sweetener, because they can be very very tart πŸ˜‰ But I’m sure you know that anyway!

  5. Oh, I’ve been waiting for this recipe ever since I saw your snippets of it on IG, Kat! I love cherries, and especially baked ones. And lol about the pitting — I had a very good visual of you eating this πŸ˜‰

    1. Hahaha, well, I hope the visual made you laugh at least and didn’t gross you out πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, Audrey =)

    1. Hey Ewelina, thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚ It’s really so easy, but doesn’t cut any corners on taste πŸ™‚ I always freeze as much as I can, as I don’t like to buy fruits out of season that would actually grow here. It really makes a big difference πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Alison! I’m so glad you enjoy it – being able to quickly make it in the microwave speeds up the process so much <2

    1. Hi Ski, you can leave them out, it will just change the texture a bit. They have a somewhat similar function to an egg in the recipe, as help to bind the ingredients of the crumble together. They also add more fiber to the dish and provide nutritional value. You could instead also use flax seeds, if you have those on hand!

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