Raw Berry Cobbler with Walnut / Coconut Crumble

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It has been nice to have a weekend that is quiet and relaxing. We slept in for the first time this morning, which we hardly EVER do. I kind of regret it because I was in a groggy slow pace the rest of the day until Ryan and I played racquetball. I began by making a nice fresh fruit salad since I scored a bunch of berries and fruit on sale at the store the night before.

Golden raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, coconuts, peaches and some cantaloupe. I know! So much fruit, but I plan to freeze some for smoothies too! Ryan and I ate 2 bowls of fruit with some Ezekiel toast and Earth Balance and continued to enjoy our morning / early afternoon. 😉 You know what it was? It was the 1.5 hours of Zumba that allowed me to rest so long and nice. Here is a picture of the festivities last night:

It was a nice group of women. I was able to meet 2 more instructors, but the 3 of them rotated and taught the class. I finally found out how old my instructor is. She actually had turned 59 last night! She is so energetic and loves to inspire through her music. I like instructors like that. I am excited I found this place, I just hope I am able to coerce more friends to come with me! :)

This past week we had a couple we had not seen in over 2 years.We found out that they were moving up for the summer for the summer graduate degree program that can be completed over 3 years. It wasnice to visit with friends from Texas because it reminded me of Southern hospitality. Not only that but it is always nice to be with friendly faces too!

While I made a non-vegan meal for our friends, I made a raw and vegan dessert that would be light and perfect for the hot weather. We had an hour break where we gave them a tour of on the town and then came back for coffee and dessert. DO you know that the men devoured the dessert in 5 minutes? Well more like 7 minutes but it was super quick! I was happy they liked it.

I had read about the recipe on a blog that lead me to the original recipe on Kristen’s Raw website. I read the entire recipe and decided I had to make it. It was very easy to make, but a little labor intensive since you need a food processor AND a blender. NO worries, though! It was totally worth it. I plan on making it again varying the fruits. I hope you do too!

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You choose your berries and you divide then, blending 2/3 of the berries in the blender with the other ingredients.

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Then you pour your blended berries over the unblended berries.

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Mix well, and you have the berry portion of your cobbler.

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You then continue on to the crumble, which is a mixture of walnuts, coconut, raisins, orange zest, cinnamon, and figs. So delicious! I hope you give this SUPER healthy dessert a try!

From An Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Raw Berry Cobbler with Walnut / Coconut Crumble

4 servings

The Crumble
1 1/2 cups walnuts
3/4 cup dried coconut, shredded & unsweetened
1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup figs, chopped

Berry Filling
16 oz fresh strawberries, destemmed
1 pint blackberries
1/3 cup POM pmegranate juice
11 soft dates, pitted
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar

Preparing the crumble
Place the nuts, coconut, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor, fitted with the S-blade, and process until coarsely ground. Add the raisins and figs, and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and holds together when gently pressed between two fingers. Set aside.

Preparing the filling
Take about 15-16 ounces (approximately two-thirds) of the berries, chop them and set aside in a large bowl. Then, place the rest of the berries along with the POM juice, dates, and agave in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into the bowl with the chopped berries and stir.

The Assembly
Pour half of the crumble in the bottom of the glass. Spread the berry filling on top. Alternate several times, ending with fruit. Eat as is! So yum!

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  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    As an avid baker…not many raw desserts appeal to me, yet when I click on your site, I’m always finding something that looks delicious. This looks great!

  • http://blissfullyvegan.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for posting :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07726225325705989393 Pacheco Patty

    Great idea for a raw dessert, looks so fresh with all the beautiful berries!

  • http://www.ccrecipe.com/ CC Recipe

    Love all the berries!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15538836762561311482 Fayinagirl (means Free One)

    Fun weekend for you…and great looking berry cobbler. Yummo! =)

  • http://www.zomppa.com/ Belinda @zomppa

    Great refresher after a hot zumba class!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16932360983765353619 Kelly

    This looks so good right now–especially in this heat down south!
    Okay, you are brave with the working out photo there–looks like fun, too!

  • Anonymous

    This dessert looks beautiful, Noelle! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it.

    I loved seeing you in your exercise environs! It really helps to picture where you are when you’re doing your Zumba! Thanks!

    You mentioned destemming strawberries in your recipe. Do you have a strawberry destemmer? A neighbor friend brought me one that looks like a thimble-type device. I likely won’t use it so, if you like it, I’ll mail it to you. Just let me know!

    Lots of love,


  • http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/ Joy

    This is a great change to the normal crumble. I like that you included coconut for the topping.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05047960457900742806 A SPICY PERSPECTIVE

    Sounds wonderful! You’d want it cold after a hard workout!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16492661388892873640 Simply Life

    yum! i would love a bowl of cobbler right now!

  • http://joylicious.net/ Joy

    This is a great dessert — I have really been discovering the beauties of eating raw, thus far I incorporate at least 50% of every meal with raw ingredients. I see a difference in my energy level, the quality of my skin and as a plus I’ve lost a couple pounds. I will have to try this for sure, it looks divine!

  • http://chefwanabe.com/ Anna

    That looks delicious and fresh. Loved the coconut crumble.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579815484543487415 Noelle

    @Monet-Thanks! Such kind words.:)

    @Rebecca-For sure, thanks!

    @PAcheco Patty-So great when you do not have to bake. You have result much quicker too!

    @CC Recipe-Thanks!


    @Belinda-I agree!

    @Kelly-Brave. Probably crazy, but you know I work out and wish I lost more pounds!

    @Joy-The crumble was REALLY good!

    @Spicy Perspective-It was perfect cold.

    @Simply Life-For sure!

    @Joy-I am loving more raw foods for sure.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352267532090320701 evergreen

    Thanks so much for posting this beautiful recipe. I made the crumble and topped some fresh peach ice cream(raw of course:)) with the crumble and some raspberries…excellent!

    Your weekend sounds like so much fun:)

  • http://idreamofgreenieblog.com/ Bess

    First off, this recipe looks delicious, good for summer and not too difficult to make. I find that some raw recipes require a lot of preparation and/or ingredients that are hard to find so I was pleased to see this one.

    Secondly, how is zumba? I am curious to try it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05034283259164629148 Magic of Spice

    Sounds fantastic!