Here’s a comfort food dessert recipe heavy on flavor, and light on calories. Calling upon the rich flavors of cherries, pistachios, coconut and oats, it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Yields 8 servings

Pistachio Cherry Coconut Crisp (Vegan)
Save RecipeSave Recipe


  • 2 10-oz bags frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • Crumb Topping: 
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, sliced, dried coconut
  • ½ cup pistachios, coarsely chopped 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Add cherries to a medium baking dish and toss with corn starch, lemon zest, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt (if desired). Cut in dairy-free margarine with a fork. Fold in coconut and pistachios.
  4. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the top of the cherry mixture. Place in oven, uncovered, and bake 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and serve warm. 


Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories: 267 Total fat: 10 g Saturated fat: 3 g Sodium: 86 mg Carbohydrate: 40 g Fiber: 5 g Sugar: 14.5 g Protein: 7 g 



Recipe created by Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian and author of Plant-Powered for Life,

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This