Raw Berry Crumble with Coconut Vanilla Sauce {Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan, Delicious}

Raw Berry Crumble with Coconut Vanilla Sauce {Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan, Delicious}

This dessert becoming one of my favorite desserts to make this summer. Every time I eat it, I can’t believe it how delicious it is! It’s so simple, it takes less than 15 minutes to make. It’s so good and its good for you! I came across several raw desserts and choose the ingredients that I liked and would get best flavors together. For the crumble, I used raw almonds, dried dates and apricots and spiced it with a little bit of cinnamon. Dates offer a caramel-like sweetness, and apricots has this tangy sweet flavor, which I thought would compliment the dates. I used almonds, but you can use any nuts you like, I think walnuts would be nice too. The coconut vanilla sauce is simply a coconut cream with fresh lime juice, vanilla extract and coconut nectar. I can’t get enough of this delicious sauce! The coconut nectar is a great addition and you can find it at Whole Foods, Sprouts or Trader Joes. If it’s not available to you, you can use a different sweetener like agave nectar, honey or maple syrup. I would encourage you to use coconut nectar if you can find it. I used raspberries and blueberries with a touch of coconut sugar, but you can use any berries you want. Raspberries and fresh apricots would be nice too. Coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to cane sugar, but you can use whatever sweetener you prefer. I hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious summer dessert! Make sure to check out the new recipes at Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie and 3 co-hosts, Indu @Indu’s International Kitchen, Selma @Selma’s Table, and Hilda @Along The Grapevine. Have a nice weekend!

Raw Berry Crumble with Coconut Vanilla Sauce {Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan, Delicious}

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 15 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup soft dried dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup soft Turkish apricots
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Coconut Vanilla Sauce:

  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut nectar


  • 3/4 cup fresh berries per person (I used raspberries and blueberries)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional); depends what berries you are using and how sweet they are; adjust sweetness to taste

For the crumble:

  • Grind the almonds into small pieces in a food processor. Add the dates and apricots and cinnamon and process until a chunky mixture has formed – allow some of the nuts and fruit remain coarse for a nice texture. Set aside.

For the Coconut Vanilla Sauce:

  • Place the coconut cream, lime juice, vanilla extract and coconut nectar in a small bowl. Whisk all the ingredients until creamy and very smooth. Pour into a creamer for serving.

To serve:
Crush the berries with a little bit of coconut sugar right before serving and spoon into individual dishes, top with two tablespoons or more of the crumble mixture, and drizzle with coconut vanilla sauce. Enjoy!

Raw Berry Crumble with Coconut Vanilla Sauce {Gluten Free, Raw, Vegan, Delicious}

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    July 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    This looks wonderful Olga! What are your thoughts on coconut sugar? Do you like it? I tried it once and it seemed to hand a really strong after taste.

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      July 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Lori! I did like the coconut sugar in this recipe. I tried it with brown, white and coconut sugar and I actually prefer coconut sugar, but maybe it just my taste. I thought that coconut sugar was a nice addition here. I do agree that coconut sugar has a strong taste and I don’t use it all the time. For example, I don’t like it in my coffee:)

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    July 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Oh my…this dessert looks absolutely delicious:) thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Fae's Twist & Tango
    July 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Beautifully presented delectable recipe. Yum!

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    Chitra Jagadish
    July 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Fabulous and well presented….

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    Traditionally Modern Food
    July 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wow your vegan dessert looks amazing lot of interesting recipe

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    July 12, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    omg looks delicious and beautiful photos:)

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    July 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Looks amazing!!! And easy? And healthy? And packed with essential nutrients? I’m sold!! 🙂

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      July 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks! Yes to all:) this one is a keeper for sure:) I have been making it every week and still can’t get enough:)

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    July 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Looks awesome 🙂

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    July 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What a delicious looking dessert 🙂

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    July 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Looks and sounds very good Olga, I like it 🙂

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    Bonnie Eng
    July 13, 2014 at 1:50 am

    These look so perfect for summer…love how easy the recipe is! 🙂

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      July 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Bonnie! Yes, it’s such an easy but delicious dessert:)

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    July 13, 2014 at 4:31 am

    looks superbly refreshing .!!! 🙂

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    July 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Now I will have to find some of that coconut nectar, next time I’m in the big city. Meanwhile I will make do with another sweetener, but make it I will. Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday for all of us to enjoy.

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    July 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I can see many healthy desserts with coconut vanilla sauce.

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      July 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      I think that coconut and vanilla goes well together. A little bit of fresh lime juice and you got a perfect sauce. Thanks for stopping by:)

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    July 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Delicious recipe, I love creamy desserts Beautifully done.

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    Selma's Table
    July 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Olga, this looks and sounds so delicious and as a bonus it’s really very healthy too. I am going to have to get some coconut products in – I do use oil to fry pancakes because I love the flavour and we drink the water from time to time but I need to look into the rest. Thank you so much for bringing these to the party – have a wonderful Fiesta Friday!

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      July 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Selma! I have been using more and more coconut products. It taste really good and it’s a healthier alternative. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post:)

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    A Home Cook
    July 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    This could be really, really good. Yum. Happy Fiesta Friday.

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      July 15, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Yes, it’s really good:) happy FF! Thanks for stopping by:)

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    July 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I made this dessert and it did not disappoint – my husband was more enthusiastic than usual. I managed without the nectar, but will try and get some. I even managed to use some of the wild berries from my hedgerow, so it was in my estimation a perfect dessert.

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      July 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I am so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for letting me know! I bet it’s even better with wild berries:) I made this dessert with white apricots and raspberries couple of weeks ago and it was delicious as well. I think you try different options and adjust this recipe to your taste. Thanks again for giving it a try:)

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    July 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious and just my kind of dessert! The crumble with the almonda and dates and apricots sounds simply fabulous! And the coconut sauce…just yum! Lovely! thanks for bringing this to fiesta Friday! 🙂

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      July 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Indu! I am so happy that you liked my post:) thanks for stopping by:)

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    July 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    love that this is raw.. its so hard to find good vegan recipes too. definitely a recipe i will be recreating, thanks for sharing!

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      July 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Thalia! I just visited your beautiful blog! I will be back to explore more:)

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    November 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    What a great recipe! I have to make this crumble. Love your blog, love your delicious recipes! I am glad I found you.

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      November 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you so much! This dessert is still one of my favorites… thank you for stopping by and checking my blog!

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