Strawberry Cherry Crisp (Dairy Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)


My husband and I are celebrating another wedding anniversary today. I am making his favorite salmon dish and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes for dinner. For dessert…this crisp with homemade ice cream.

I have to admit my daughter and I ate some of the crisp a few minutes ago as it smelled and looked too good to resist. Can that just be our little secret?!

This crisp smells and tastes amazing. I love using in-season produce whenever I can. I am also a sucker for all types of berries and cherries. This dessert is jam packed with antioxidants, fiber and protein.



2 cups organic strawberries, sliced thinly

2 cups black cherries, halved and pitted

1 cup quinoa flakes

1 cup blanched almond flour or almond meal

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the strawberries, cherries and lemon juice into a medium size bowl and mix thorougly.  In another large bowl,  add in the quinoa flakes, almond flour, coconut sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.  Use a spoon to mix ingredients well.

Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish lightly with coconut oil.  Spread the layer of fruit on the bottom of the dish. Next spread the topping layer over the fruit evenly. Bake uncovered on the middle rack for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 6.

I recommend adding Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream (Dairy Free) to the top of the crisp.

This is linked to Monday ManiaIt’s a Keeper ThursdayWellness WeekendPennywise PlatterTastetastic ThursdayFrugal Days, Sustainable WaysFull Plate ThursdayAllergy-Free Wednesdays, Fat Tuesday and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

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  1. thetastyalternative says

    That IS sooo funny, Laura!  We did make nearly the same dessert for our sweet husbands…and for our anniversaries no less.  You are so right – twins baby.  Well, I can just tell this is amazing.  Cherries and strawberries together are a perfect match.  Just delicious.  And the ice cream is a absolute MUST indeed.  I made a SCD friendly coconut vanilla bean ice cream.  And now I am going to make this crisp because I have all this ice cream and NO pie.  
    Happy anniversary to you and your husband. Laura.  🙂

  2. GFSCDandVeggie says

    Happy Anniversary Laura! How funny that you and Amber are so tuned in! I love the look of this dessert, mmm I could tuck in right now!

  3. I was just about to comment the SAME thing that Amber mentioned.  I loved her cherry/strawberry pie and determined to make that for my husband for our anniversary, which is Monday.  I guess cherries and strawberries are the love fruits of July!  Happy anniversary!!!

  4. Miz Helen says

    Good Morning Laura,
    I sure would love to have that wonderful crisp for my break today, it looks delicious.   Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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