You may have noticed that things look a bit different around here now, last Friday I took the plunge and switched the blog over to WP and I couldn’t be happier! I am still learning and trying to get the hang of all the fun new features and learning the ins and outs of my new platform.
Sometimes I crave a little something sweet in the afternoon, ok I’ll be honest – most days I do. Just the other day I opened the freezer to make myself a smoothie, I am trying to be healthier this year I promise, but somedays are better than others. Anyway freezer open, I’m rummaging around for frozen fruit and a brilliant thought came to me, chocolate. I know what you’re thinking… she is brilliant indeed! Ok, so chocolate plus cherries, a truly delicious combo, but what if it were a crisp? So I started pulling things out of the pantry and the cabinets and less than 30 minutes later my daughter and I sat across from one another enjoying piping hot bites of today’s recipe.
A decadent blend of sweet cherries and chocolate chips, with a delicious crisp oat topping. You can really send this dessert over the top if you add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream; but honestly it doesn’t need it; it’s so good all on its own! It tastes almost like eating a warm, gooey chocolate covered cherry and fresh from the oven oatmeal cookie. I just know you are going to love this recipe as much as we did, but you’ll want to make more than one if you plan on sharing, I know next time I will. Enjoy and happy baking!
1/2 c cherries, pitted – I used frozen
2 Tbs chocolate chips
3 Tbs old fashioned oats
1 Tbs almond milk
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare a 6 oz. ramekin with cooking spray. Add the cherries and chocolate chips and stir to combine. In a small bowl mix together the oats, almond milk, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla and salt. Cover the cherries and chocolate with the oat mixture and bake for 25-28 minutes. Remove carefully from the oven and let cool 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.
Yields 1 serving