Summer Stone Fruit Crisp

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 6, 2013


Recently, I got back into weight training. And when I say recently, I mean that I still can’t move from my workout two days ago. Is it too soon to talk about getting back into something when it’s been less than a week? That’s debatable, I suppose. Really, the pain is not that bad, but it’s definitely a reminder of how long it’s been since I lifted weights consistently. My triceps are alive and kicking! Yeow.

After I tore the meniscus in my knee last year (a result of lifting a heavy box during a move), my workouts have been all over the map. I had months of relentless, nagging pain and then short periods without much pain. Totally unpredictable, incredibly frustrating. My love for running races was sidelined indefinitely, which was the hardest part to come to terms with. Meniscus injuries are notorious for slow healing and often, the knee is never quite the same after injury. There is a new definition of normal, I guess. Needless to say, I’ve walked on eggshells – fitness-wise – for the past year and a half, scared to push my knee too hard.

Thankfully though, my injury seems to have turned a corner since earlier this year (knock on wood), thanks in part to the knee strengthening exercises I’ve stuck with. I no longer have pain from daily walking and regular cardio workouts have been fine too. Squatting on the floor or sitting on my knees is still bothersome (as are twisting movements), but it could always be worse.


So, it’s time to get inspired about new fitness challenges again. Weight training is a good place to start; not only is it a muscle builder, but it’s a confidence builder too. I’ve never been overly excited about weight training, but it’s amazing how much of a positive impact it has on my body, mind, and spirit when I do it. My goal is to do a few strength training sessions per week. I’ll have to modify some of the exercises in workout DVDs (plyometrics, like jumping squats, need to be avoided), but I’ll be able to do pretty much everything else. My mantra is to focus on what I can do instead of what I can’t do. It’s similar to enjoying a vegan diet – focus on all the incredible foods you can eat rather than the ones that you want to avoid. Before long, you’ve created a “new normal” for yourself.

All of this brings me to the million dollar question – which workout DVD to use? If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them below!


In other celebratory news, can we give three cheers for peaches and other stone fruits this month? Can’t. get. enough.

Traditional crisp recipes are usually loaded with sugar and butter, but they don’t have to be. The natural sweetness of seasonal fruit should take centre stage. This recipe I’m sharing today does just that; in fact, it’s healthy enough for breakfast which is how we enjoyed it this past weekend. It would also be lovely with a scoop of ice cream or coconut whipped cream for dessert. It yields 3-4 small servings so if you want something to serve a small crowd I suggest doubling the recipe.



Summer Stone Fruit Crisp


Peaches, plums, and cherries make up this stone fruit filling. It’s versatile though, so play around with the fruit. Apricots and nectarines would be nice too. I added a light dusting of coconut sugar, cinnamon, arrowroot powder, and chia seeds (the latter two absorbing water) into the filling. The topping is made up of almond flour (or almond meal, if you’d rather), rolled oats, oat flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and sea salt. It tastes like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and granola without being sickly sweet! I love serving it with Coconut Whipped Cream or vegan ice cream.

3-4 servings
Prep time
Rest time
5 Minutes
Cook time


For the filling:
  • 3 peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 plums, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or other granulated sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  • pinch of salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a small 1 litre (4 cup) casserole dish.
  2. Combine the filling ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir until fully incorporated.
  3. In another medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, oat flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Add in the maple syrup and coconut oil and mash with a fork (or beat with a hand mixer) until thoroughly combined into a dough. Add salt to taste.
  4. Spoon fruit filling into casserole dish and level out. Crumble the topping over top of the fruit in an even layer. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F (190°C) for around 30 minutes, checking on the topping after 20 minutes. If the topping starts to brown too soon, you can remove it from the oven and cover with tin foil for the rest of the time. The crisp is ready when the fruit is fork tender and the topping is golden.
  5. Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve on its own, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 of 4 servings | Calories 390 calories | Total Fat 17 grams
Saturated Fat 7 grams | Sodium 150 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 57 grams
Fiber 8 grams | Sugar 29 grams | Protein 9 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.


Note: Use certified gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Angela this is so pretty! It’s like summer in a baking dish :) I love cherries and stone fruits of all kind. I hardly ever bake with fresh (I used frozen) because I eat all the fresh before I can even bake with it! Love the crumbly topping too!


Kelly M August 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Yum… I love the topping combination! I am totally into Barre 3 these days. It’s a great pilates / yoga / ballet hybrid that does a lot of core and strength exercises and it doesn’t bother my knee at all.


Ali August 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

This looks so good! It reminds me of something my dad would make every summer.

Also – I don’t think it’s too early to say you are getting back into weight training! I am saying that I am back into half marathon training even though I’ve only trained once and I’m walking (speed/power walking though) since I killed my knee as well. It’s all perspective! :)


Suzanne @ hello, veggy! August 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I’m glad you’re getting back into fitness in a way that feels comfortable. I can suggest the Tone It Up website for some great strength training. There’s also a handy iPhone app with daily workouts!

Love the recipe too; I will be trying it out for sure!


Mandy @ Eat Pray Grow August 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I’m so glad to see coconut sugar used in a recipe – I’m usually struggling to try and sub it in! I bet its subtle toasted marshmallow flavor (that’s how it tastes to me, anyway!) would go so well with peaches!


kelly August 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

That looks delicious!
As for workout DVDs, I was skeptical, but I am a huge fan of Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones. I ordered it pretty cheap (used) off of Amazon and I use it 2-3 times a week.


Andrea August 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I like how this recipe doesn’t contain loads of sugar in the filling. Fresh fruit is sweet on its own. Looks delish!

And good luck on your weight training! That’s something I’ve been doing too and I can tell a difference in the shape of my arms. It feels good to be strong!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

This sounds truly lovely! What a fun recipe!


A. Cook August 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I know what you mean about injuries causing a loss of confidence. I hurt my left foot pretty badly last year while training for a half marathon and my running hasn’t been the same since. But I’m finding my “new normal” in HIIT workouts and sports!

For a DVD, I really like Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred. I got it at Target and use it ALL the time. The workouts are short enough that I don’t have an excuse to not do them, intense enough to feel like I’ve accomplished something, and definitely modifiable to be lower-impact (assuming things like non-jumping squats and lunges work with your injury?).


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I used to do the shred all the time – I’ll have to dig it out again! I remember it being high impact, but like you said those can be modified. Regular lunges and squats don’t give me issues.


Sarah L. August 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Loved the Shred, used it a lot over the past couple of years! Now I work at a horse barn 3 hours every morning before school, so no need for weight lifting – hay bales, water buckets and manure do the trick!! :D


Melissa C August 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I love this recipe! The colors and flavors go so well together. This is definitely getting bookmarked :)
As for DVDs, I own most of Jillian Michael’s DVDs and absolutely love them! They are short, yet intense. Which DVD’s do you use? I don’t think it’s too early to say you are getting back into weight training. I say that I am training for my first triathlon, yet I still have yet to swim in a pool :P By the way, did you receive an email from me regarding training plans for a triathlon? I know you receive hundreds of emails a day and they can get lost easily.


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I love fruit crisps! This recipes sound SO amazing and looks so pretty and summery too!

I love The Firm or Brooke Burke workout DVDs!


Erica { } August 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I vote you try out some of the Barre DVDs! I love anything by Tracey Mallet.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ve been eying those! I used to be in ballet and loved it so I think it could be a nice fit. Do they use hand weights at all or is it all body resistance?


Erica { } August 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

They use very light weights (1-3 lbs) for some arm work but the rest is done on the floor or with a chair as your ‘barre’. If you wanted a more strength based workout I love Tracey’s F.I.T. – not barre, but a nice split between cardio and strength training that uses heavier weights.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thanks Erica, going to look it up :)


[email protected] August 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Posted something similar only recently on the work blog! No plums but included apricots! – I’ve just started Insanity..high intensity plyometrics! Loving it but there is a lot of jumping!


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

What a beautiful crisp! I’ve been wanting to try coconut whipped cream for ages too.
PS. I recently got back into doing Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred series. I love it, but there are lots of squats and lunges involved, which probably won’t work with your knee. I feel you on the soreness though. Clearly many of my leg muscles have not been getting a full workout for quite some time. Yeow is right!


Catherine August 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

This looks awesome! I will most certainly be making this soon–thanks for posting :)
As for workout DVD’s, I mainly just workout with stuff I find on Youtube, but all of the people I suggest have DVDs available for purchase. Jillian Michaels has good longs workouts that combine strengths training as well as cardio and plyo moves (you can find her dvd workouts in Youtube if you want to take a peak). Zuzka Light is my all time fav internet trainer! Her workouts are short–10-20 mins max and they combine strength and cardio as well and are te most effective workouts I’ve ever done. Her workouts are on YT also there are DVDs for purchase on amazon. Lastly Tara Stiles had great workouts, they are yoga but you feel it. I hope you find something you like!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thanks for the suggestions!


Lori August 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

That looks delicious!
Good luck sticking to your weight training routine! I need to be more consistent with weights, I know my body would thank me. My favorite workout DVDs are the Les Mills Combat and TurboFire, both are put out by Beachbody. They give a great workout. Also, every workout on is fabulous. :)


anne August 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

mmmmm— that looks so good! I have made so many of your recipes, and love so many of them! Weight training, I have 2 videos I love. Abs Diet 2 (the guy is cheesy, but the workout is really good) there is also a cardio one one there. And Jackie Warner – personal training xtreme timesaver. I love it. Such a great full body workout. And I’m glad you posted this because I want to see what other people recommend too :)


Danielle August 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

First, I just wanted to say I really enjoy your recipes and make them all the time. I’ll def be getting your cookbook when it comes out!
For workouts, I discovered this Spring and love it. I’ve really seen an improvement in muscle tone since I started. The instructor puts out workout plans monthly, so it’s great to know what she has planned a month in advance and always has options to change up moves. It’s a mix of HIIT, pilates, and weights. Plus, it’s free, which is even better!
I hope you’re finding even more fun ways to stay active as your knee fully heals!


Alexis August 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I also tore my meniscus a couple years ago. Have you seen an orthopedic surgeon about it? I had a menisectomy and I was walking the next day and running within 2 weeks. I would say my knee is 100% back to normal now and I’ve done 2 marathons and 5 half marathons since then! It’s the easiest surgery ever- it’s laparoscopic, and I never even took any painkillers after bc there was no pain. I lived in a third floor walk-up and walked up the 3 floors when I got home after surgery. I even left on a 3 month trip in Africa two weeks after the surgery!
The way the doctor described the surgery to me was that when the meniscus tears, it will move back and forth between the bones in your knee. Sometimes it’ll be inside (where it belongs) and you’ll feel fine, other times it’ll move between the bones and that’s when the pain comes. He said you can definitely live with it for life and have the pain come and go, but with the surgery, you know it’s gone for good. That was all the convincing I needed!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hey Alexis, So glad it worked out for you! Yes, I saw an OS and he recommended that I not move forward with the surgery as my tear wasn’t severe and by the time I got an appointment with him, it had been nearly a year since the injury and the pain was much less. It’s a tough call. Some people have luck with the surgery while others don’t – my stepfather has had the surgery a few times now for the same meniscus issue which has caused him probs for decades. I guess each person’s experience is unique. I’m so happy you got some relief though!


Mish @ EatingJourney August 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Have you heard of ‘dry needling’. My friend did something to her meniscus and had dry needling done. It’s much like acupunture, but is done by a Physio here in Australia. I had it once for my back and it was amazing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

No I haven’t, but that sounds interesting! Does it stimulate blood flow?


Mish @ EatingJourney August 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

I’m not 100% sure how it works…but she avoided surgery because of it. She has an old mesnicus tear that she injured during a tough mud race. Went for one treatment and was able to walk again.

Here’s an overview:

I believe that the dry needling helps to alleviate surrounding muscle irritation, reduce scar tissue formation and stimulate blood flow. I know that it’s growing in popularity in Australia and it helped my back instantly!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks for the info, will definitely look into it more.


Ashley M. August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Good for you getting back into weights. That’s the hardest for me! Especially upper body… And this fruit crisp is gorgeous. :)


Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’ve been using a DVD called 321 Method by Ramona Braganza for weight training and I really like it. She’s actually based out of Canada.

Love the new colors and headshot, gorgeous!
And of course, this crisp looks amazing. I love fresh cherries!


Angela August 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks Sarah!

I’ll have to check out that DVD too. :)


Andrea August 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I absolutely love the P90X DVDs for strength training, although after a couple weeks they can get repetitive. Still, the program has cardio, weights, body weight resistance, their version of yoga, etc, and many DVDs include more than one type of training. It’s a lot of different training in one package! (I’ve also heard great things about the barre workouts, which you can now get online!)

Anywho, I can’t wait to try this crumble! That is, if I can keep myself and my 2 year old from eating all the cherries before I make it! =)


Laura Poteat August 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I just completed the first month of Chalene Extreme…it’s part of the beach body series. I LOVE it!! You can either use bands or weights. I bought two adjustable 25lbs weights and my strength has improved so much in just one month!


Julienne August 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hi Angela,
First of all, I just wanted to tell you that you’re one of my heroes. I’ve been following your blog ever since I became a vegan in March of this year, and reading your recipes and stories has been a highlight of the experience. I love your appreciation for real food and your amazing creativity with adapting the formulas to readers with different diets. Your dedication to both living well and to your readers are almost as inspirational as your courage in starting a business in a wildly new field, and smashing it! Way to go!

This recipe looks beautiful, and it’s the perfect season for it! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!
All the best from Switzerland!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Julienne, you are so sweet! Thank you – I so appreciate you reading. :)


jenna k August 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

ahhh i picked up and put back down a package of plumcots (plum + apricot) at the grocery store yesterday. now i’m thinking i’ll for sure have to go back and get them!
i adore jillian michaels’ “no more trouble zones.” it’s about 45 or so minutes for the whole dvd, but it’s broken up into sections if you don’t want to do the full thing. i did it religiously a couple summers ago, and my arms really shaped up.
if you’re into the barre thing, i also love core fusion dvds for that. the total body dvd is exactly like a barre class i paid $25 for. it doesn’t make you feel exhausted, but it definitely makes you feel the burn!


Katy @ Katy's Kitchen August 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

After a pie mishap today I’m thinking this crisp would be a wonderful idea. Easy, health-conscious and impossible to mess up. It looks so summery and colourful, I love it!


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Mmm, the Mr would flip over this!

As far as exercise DVD workouts, that how I’ve lost over 200+ lbs so I’m a big advocate for them. I’ve done classic stuff like Gilad from Bodies in Motion, Tae Bo, Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds (with hand weights for a better calorie burn) to “new” classics like P90X, Supreme 90 Day Workout (like P90X but affordable…like $10-20 for 10 workouts!) and my favorite…Turbo Fire! Okay, now I have to go Turbo…time to shake da booty!


Megan (The Lyons' Share) August 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Oh boy, this looks absolutely delicious! I love summer fruit. I like the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (and her other DVDs) and the Barre3 online videos. Good for you for getting back into it!


Ksenija @ Health Ninja August 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm

An enjoyable online workout (they also produced a DVD) is Buti fitness / yoga. I just discovered them recently and had a lot of fun with their sweaty sessions.

Regarding the food part: I really enjoy stone fruits – cherries and peaches are my summer favorite. Amazing that you combined both of them in a delicious breakfast recipe (I will totally have dessert for breakfast, and nice that this one is healthy too). Thank you very much!


Jaclyn T August 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I really like High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts online. now has plenty. AND THEY ARE FREE. Also Zuzka Light has some free ones but has recently started charging 10$ a month for her newer ones. Jackie Warner and Jillian Michaels also have good DVDs.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I love that you used coconut oil in this topping Ange! Even thought I’m a fruit a holic (and I’ll give you FOUR cheers for stone fruits!) the crumbly bit is where it’s at when it comes to crisps. Congrats on getting back into strength training! Since you’re loving cherries so much, try tart cherries or tart cherry juice – they calm inflammation and help to reduce muscle soreness, as does ginger! I don’t do a ton of workout DVDs, but I incorporate TurboFire into my workouts once per week, and there are always low options that you can do in place of the plyos. I’d say it’s more cardio than strength, but your muscles do still get a good workout from the punches!


Barbara August 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

This post was perfectly timed! I just went peach and plum picking and am totally overwhelmed with fresh fruits! I cant wait to go home and make it. I just made the chocolate fudge that you posted the other day.

I love workout DVDs. I cant find the motivation to strength train without them (im a big runner and cardio freak). I am hooked on Jillian Michaels. No more trouble zones doesnt have too many plyos, and I love 6 week 6 pack and super shred and shed! Her yoga meltdown is also an easy workout and a good stretch (and I hear she has a new yoga DVD coming out in Sept!)


Lindy August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

As usual..perfect timing! I have a couple of boxes of peaches in my fridge just waiting to be made into something! I’ll mix this up tomorrow for dessert! YUM.


Jo August 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hooray for stone fruits! I love that this is low in added sugar and really lets the fruit shine through.

As far as workouts go – I highly highly recommend (and!) – fitnessglo has workouts of every length, style, intensity, etc. and it’s pretty cheap too! My favorites are their Barre workouts – so much fun!

I do like the Tone it Up Beach babe dvds too though! I return to those again and again.


Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I’m glad you asked that question about workout DVDs because I’m on the hunt for some too. I’m starting my dietetic internship in the fall and I’m not sure if I’m going to have time to make it to the gym, so I want to start doing DVDs instead.

Also this crisp looks wonderful! Fruit crisps are my favourite thing to make with summer fruits. I always use butter in mine, but I’ve been meaning to try making one with coconut oil. This recipe will definitely be made soon!


Mish @ EatingJourney August 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Check out I’m in love with the website…and it’s awesome for those of us with crazy schedules but want variety, and a good workout.


Emma August 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

You northern hemisphere bloggers are making me so jealous with all your summer fruit recipes… I might have to try this with pears or apples :)


Maxine August 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

As a fellow southern-hemisphere dweller I would have to agree, I sorely miss fresh peaches, but maybe the fruit & vege store will import some summer gems soon……


Amelia August 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thank you!! I’ve been looking for an alternative to the traditional crisps and I’ve got fresh peaches waiting for this recipe. :) Fruit crisps are my absolute favorite and I can’t wait to make this one!


Alexis @ Hummusapien August 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I just posted a berry crisp as well! I’ve been loving it warmed in the microwave and topped with a bit of vanilla ice cream. It’s HEAVEN. I love the combo of fruits you chose and the addition of chia seeds! Coconut oil works so perfectly as a sub for butter in crisps. Gorgeous!


Raquel August 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I am so excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

I only workout at home and I always come back to Cathe Friedrich. Go to She has every kind of workout and they are so great and she is not annoying like some. Good luck.


Sher August 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I second Raquel’s recommendation. Cathe has a wide range of workouts, but I love her low impact step DVDs; I feel more like I’m doing athletic choreography than working out! Plus, she’s funny!


Carol August 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

And I will THIRD the recommendation for Cathe! :D She is THE. BEST! Check her out!


Mish @ EatingJourney August 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I’m glad that you’ve listened to your body..I think that’s a huge and important thing to do.

First, that looks divine. We’ve got cherries right now from the states, the ONLY fruit I’ll eat that’s imported, and man are they worth the money. Love me some cherries!

As far as DVDs…I love ‘The Firm’. BUT…I’m SO sold right now on the website: It’s amazing! It’s all levels, types, lengths etc. The Level 3 are killer workouts and I’m obsessed with the Barre workouts. I was dripping sweat and it was so good as it’s just mostly you’re own weight and resistance and strength. It’s 12/month for unlimited can’t really beat that…and there are hundreds of videos and new stuff all the time.


Holly August 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

This crisp looks amazing! I have tried a few workout DVDs and I always go back to my favorite. It is Body Sculpting Weights 3 by Francesca Fisher. It looks a little dated but the exercises are tried and true. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!


Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 7, 2013 at 1:23 am

Seriously, there is nothing better than stone fruit! My obsession with cherries has gotten a little overboard this summer and after seeing this I know exactly what to make next!


Kiran @ August 7, 2013 at 2:16 am

Yummy crisps! The most delicious way to enjoy summer stone fruits :)


Jana August 7, 2013 at 7:24 am

Hi Angela! I personally fell in love with Piloxing- a combination of pilates and boxing. It isn’t weight training but it is a great workout. I ordered the DVD on amazon along with the one pound hand weights it comes with. I love this workout because even though it’s an hour long it’s very empowering but kicks your butt at the same time. It’s also a nice change of pace after running all week or lifting weights. Check it out ;)


Bethany August 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

Definitely going to make this crisp!

I really LOVE Jessica Smith for workout DVDs (and I almost exclusively use DVDs to work out, so I’ve tried a lot). She has a GREAT YouTube channel. For strength training, I really love her CardioAbs DVD (yeah that doesn’t sound like strength training but it actually includes a 30 minute total body strength routine that is AWESOME) as well as her 10 Pounds Down Bettter Body Blast — three 20 minute strength routines (upper body, lower body, abs). I find her workouts just as hard as Jillian michaels but just a lot more pleasant — she is nice/encouraging/real rather than sort of yelling at you :) although a little Jillian yelling sometimes is what we need too… :)


Esther Kim August 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

Hi Angela!
Once again, thank you for a great recipe. I’ve been dying to make a strawberry rhubarb crisp, and I think I’ll try your streusel topping on that. :)

As for weight training, you can try older posts on, and blogilates. Both focus on personal bests and weight trainings. :) I hope you find something you like!


Jessica August 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

I bought way too many peaches and cherries earlier this week, so I’m glad I saw this recipe–now I know what to do with them!

And so many good workout DVD suggestions in the comments! I’ll echo the suggestions about the Bar Method (specifically the Dancer’s Body Advanced workout) and Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones. Also, here in Chicago we have a place called the Mercury Method where the room is heated to 98.6 degrees and they have a variety of strength training classes. I’ve only gone a few times but it’s SO effective. Maybe there is something similar in your area?


Kelly @ Vegan Iowan August 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

Thank you so much for this recipe! I love fruit crisps but have been stumped as to how to veganize them. Good luck with the weight training – the first workout back is always the worst!


Dana August 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

Cathe Friedrich is an amazing fitness DVD instructor. Everything she produces is challenging and high quality. There are too many excellent choices to name, but Butts and Guts is a good lower body one, Xtrain Back, Chest and Shoulder is a great upper body one and STS Total Body is a great full body choice. Check them out at or Good luck!


Erica August 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

Sorry about your knee, injuries suck! I am a big fan of the Insanity DVDs. I just bought the Insanity Asylum set and am very excited for a new physical challenge. They are the toughest fitness DVDs I’ve found to date.


Kathy @ Olives and Garlic August 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

Outstanding recipe.


char eats greens August 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

This sounds so lovely, Ange!! I’ve been doing workouts from the GPP Fitness website that are awesome. They have one called the STAB Medley, which is all upper body if you wanted to start there. After I finished that thing, I couldn’t even lift my arms up past my shoulders! haha


Lynda August 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

Re; your injury, I feel your pain! I injured my glute medius last year and was told no running, jumping or any type of high impact training. Recovery took 5 months. Very frustrating but I did find a workout dvd that helped me to burn calories and strengthen the muscles around my injury. Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones. No high impact and lots of muscle work. Best of luck with your recovery. Happy running!


Cara August 7, 2013 at 10:26 am

Angela. You have to try the Ballet Beautiful DVD’s. It is SUCH a great workout. They’re led by Mary Helen Bowers, who, I’m preeeeetty sure is the sweetest workout coach ever in existence. It’s a very fluid, strength workout. There are a few samples on youtube to preview before you go all in and buy the DVD. I recommend the Total Body Workout one, specifically.

Good luck!


Denise August 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

I just read through the comments and can’t believe that no one mentioned to!
The Tone It Up girls, Karena and Katrina, post work out plans and videos along with printable instructions. They also post recipes and other tips and have DVDs available for purchase.


Bevin August 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

Peaches are my favorite! Thanks for the recipe. You have some of the best recipes out there – several of them have become a part of my new normal (along with my parents). I’ve worked out off and on to THE FIRM workout videos / DVDs since the early ’90s. When I’m doing them consistently, I get amazing results!


Shannon August 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Pretty sure my family won’t be able to turn this one down! I am thinking of using a variation of this to share at Thanksgiving dinner down here in the states.
I feel the same way about strength training. I find it incredible empowering. As far as DVD’s go I have enjoyed P90X- big commitment, and even the other version that is less intense. Just called BeachBody.


Katie August 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

I would love to keep hearing about your progress with weight training. I started weight training about 6 months ago when I was getting a little sick of running (gasp!) Running is still my fave, but I have really found the weight lifting to be a huge confidence builder. I feel so strong when I reach a lifting PR. Dead lifts are my fave weight lifting move.

As for videos, like a few of you, I love Jillian Michaels’ 30-day Shred. My all-time favourite is Elle MacPherson’s “The Body”… it’s really old and cheeseball! I have so much fun doing it that it barely feels like a workout, but I always notice increased toning in my arms after about a week of it.

I think I’m going to make your crisp for a “mojito madness” party I’m going to this weekend. Looks like a great dessert for a pool event, thanks for sharing!


Lou August 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I feel so sad for you that you cannot race. I know how hard that can be, especially for someone who really loves running and racing.

On a happier note, I love the simple, nutritious ingredients in both the filling and the topping! Can you believe I have not had ONE cherry this summer? NOT ONE! What is the matter with me? I think this recipe might just be the little nudge I needed to see that this changes in the very very near future! Thanks for sharing!


Shannon ~ My Place in the Race August 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Looks very tasty! And pretty! Yum!


Brandi August 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Looks delicious Angela! Wow, I have nearly an identical recipe but I used all apples for the fruit because I love apples. :) I love that you used cherries in your…I love cherries! Here is my version:


Brittany @WeHeartVegan August 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Wow yum this looks amazing! I love love love stone fruit! (:


Rachel Sanders August 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Tone it up dvd!!!! Its fantastic


Mary manahan August 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm


If you have a smartphone you can download the free Nike Training Club app… is pretty amazing….



Jessi @househealthy August 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Angela, I love that you are seeing the positive side to an injury and exploring the inner strength and power behind strength training.
I absolutely love Barre 3 and Ellen Barrett. They both have DVD’s but also have workouts that you can join monthly or download/rent. I also have a few barre and “energy flow” workouts online and on my site if you anre interested. No plyo, no jumps (usually – I have one with a jump in it) and minimal exertion on the joints.
Hope you find a fun and energetic workout!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

hanks Jessi! Going to check it out :)


Laura August 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Looks delightful!! Can you use coconut flour instead of almond flour/meal? Can’t wait to make this:)))


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

The flavour would change but other than that I think it would work just fine


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Love love love your new heashot, so pretty! I adore the combination of the crisp topping and stone fruits, adore. Loving everyone’s suggestions for workouts.


Laura August 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Also, can you substitute Stevia for coconut sugar? I can’t find that sugar anywhere. Thanx!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hey Laura, I haven’t baked with stevia before so I’m not sure about that, but you could always give it a try! let me know how it goes.


Sabrina August 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Bodyrock and the dailyhiit
They are not DVDs they are way way better. Oddly it was through a comment on their site that I found you.



Sonia the Mexigarian August 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I was thinking to myself the other day on how you used to post about your workouts etc, and wondered what you were up to now (besides working hard on your book). Thanks for the update. Would love to hear more about how it goes for you :)

With the abundance of stone fruit in the markets this season, I will me making this lovely looking crisp :) since cherries are pretty much out of season here, is there another fruit you would substitute?


kimmythevegan August 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

This sounds lovely. I love peach season =D
That’s too bad about your knee, but I’m glad it’s feeling better and you have a fantastic positive approach!
I don’t tend to work out with dvd’s, I like to get my exercise on outside (running, cycling, walking and hiking), or hitting up the local YMCA for my 2x a week strength training and various classes.


NMichael August 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Hi Angela

This looks soooo yummy. For workouts, I am on day 48 of the Tracy Anderson workouts and I can honestly say they were super weird to get into it, but now I am a raving fan. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I have tried every workout DVD under the sun (or so it feels) and these have given me the biggest body change and most enjoyment. Like you, I had an injury and weights started to be a problem for me, so I had to find something with no squats or lunges and something that really worked my accessory muscles. After 48 days my back doesn’t hurt anymore, and my body feels great. you just have to get over some of her messaging on being perfect (an insecurity trigger I found) and you may want to skip the dance cardio.


Gena August 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

So I just heard about your website and I am thrilled to find it! I love workouts. They have DVD’s but you can also subscribe for their online videos, and they post new ones often. Can’t wait to try this stone fruit recipe, although I cannot eat oats. Any substitution ideas?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hey Gena, you might be able to use more almond flour and quinoa flakes? I havent tried it though. Goodluck!


kally August 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I can’t use coconut oil, do you think another oil would work?


Stacie August 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I haven’t posted a comment in ages, but know that I still follow you daily (and always have since that first post back around Halloween in 2007?2008?!) I love the updated look both on the blog and Twitter. Just breathtaking and amazing (which matches the work you do!!)

When I saw your response to Matt (No Meat Athlete) on Twitter about his cookbook I thought at first it was about preordering yours!! I had a mini dance party then I realized my mistake…bah bah baha ha ha…..Buuut at least I got to practice my dance for when I can preorder yours……it’s going to be like Christmas morning around here when that happens!

Keep up your great work and know you are support 110% by so many!!!


Alex @ Kenzie Life August 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

As always, this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I’d recommend Body by Bethenny (one of my favorite yoga DVDs just to get your body moving), Yogalosophy, AND if you really want something awesome, a Pure Barre DVD. Pure Barre classes are my new obsession and I’ve never had the muscle definition that I do now after only a month. It’s also not high impact but it makes an impact, if that makes sense :) I’ve heard great things about the DVDs too!


Kylie August 8, 2013 at 1:43 am

This looks amazingly delicious! I want to try these for a dinner party!


Cassandra August 8, 2013 at 6:51 am

The crisp looks great! So wonderful how a few simple ingredients can be completely transformed. Wish I had some for breakfast right now!

I wanted to mention Tons of (free!) workout videos online, with varying levels of intensity and duration. I use the site constantly and recommend it to everyone. Glad to hear you are on the mend!


Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor August 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

Angela, this crisp looks so good! I love the combination of the peaches, plums and cherries.


Jamie @lifelovelemons August 8, 2013 at 7:55 am



Taylor August 8, 2013 at 8:50 am

I recommend trying out weekly body weight workouts would be really good for your knee!

I LOVE stone fruit. Plums, cherries you name it! Thanks.


Tiff August 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

Mmmm, this looks great! I hope the soreness eases up soon. Comfort food helps. ;)


Jackie August 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

I made this with four cups of strawberries, 1.5 cups rhubarb, and about 2.5 cups of a combination of blueberries, cherries, and blackberries. I doubled the topping and made it in a 9 x 13 glass dish. It was excellent! Not too sweet and very delicious. Thanks Angela!


Antonia August 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

Awesome to hear you are recovering! What knee strengthening exercises have you been doing?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

mostly a bunch of random ones I found online…there are a ton for knee injuries!


Liz August 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

I LOVE fruit crisps…and this one looks especially amazing!


Liz @ LizzieFit August 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

Mmmmm my mouth literally just started watering. This looks so fresh and tasty :) Love your recipes! :)


Kathryn August 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I’m loving insanity right now. I used it to train for a 1/2 marathon because when I was running I hurt my knee…..I built up some good strength. The 1/2 was intense and my knee hurts still but I’m glad I did it.

I’d love to see a post or some pins maybe on your knee exercises!


Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! August 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yum, I love the cherries in it. They seem to make all the other flavors just pop! Next time TJ’s has cherries I’ll buy them to make this.


Andrea August 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Made this dessert tonight and it was yet another home run! There is not a single morsel left in the dish. I can always count on your recipes to be delicious and nutritious! I love serving my boys (two little and one big!) dessert that tastes great and is not laden with sugar. Thank you!


Eve August 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Hi Angela,

I just wanted to say I discovered your blog a few days ago and I am hooked! Thanks for the beautiful vegan recipes; I can’t wait to try them. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

Thank you Eve – I hope you enjoy the recipes!


Barb G. August 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Angela – Have you ever tried yoga? I used to lift weights, but now, I do vinyasa yoga which builds strength, and if done long enough, works every muscle in your body, not just the big ones. Plus, yoga brings the mind into every breath you take for a truly wonderful experience every time. I’ve been doing yoga (many different forms but always include vinyasa) and can hold my own in an advanced class – I’ll be 60 in November. Check out this web site. This woman was instrumental in advancing my practice both physically and mentally. She no longer owns Yoga Island :( but often teaches classes or workshops at my current studio. I think her story will inspire you, and she may be able to offer some suggestions since you are searching for a video – possibly an on line experience? We both live in the suburbs north of the Dallas, TX area: . Good luck!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Hey Barb, Yes I love yoga! I do hot yoga quite frequently…it’s the best.


Barb G. August 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Sorry, meant to say that I’d been doing yoga for 11 years! Don’t try to take an advanced class when you are starting out!!


Kimmie August 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hi Angela, I love strength and fitness with Zuzka. She has a great library of workouts on Youtube. They are quick workouts that challenge you and have you feeling amazing in no time! She usually posts one workout per week and now has better than 80 workouts. Look for Zuzka Light. Zuzka’s workouts (about 12-16 minutes long) and trying to become a runner have me in better shape than ever and I lost 24 lbs and am happy to be back in size 4’s. Good Luck!


Erin August 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

Looks delicious! Try barre3 online. I LOVE it!


Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile August 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Mhmm I love stone fruits! And I love that you combined them into this lovely crisp with some of my favorite ingredients like chia seeds. This looks perfect for a hot summer night.


Ewelina August 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Angela! PLEASE make an updated “my essential vegan shopping list” or a “what’s in my grocery bag” post! I know it sounds silly but people LOVE looking at those…and I would love to have some new ideas of what I should get at the grocery store..especially since I usually just purchase pre-packaged foods..which I’d LOVE to stay away from.

I hope to see it soon maybe??
Have a great day!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Thanks for your suggestion! Have you seen the vegan pantry post I did before? I assume you did – but yes an updated version would be a great idea. :)


Vanessa August 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

This looks amazing!


Karen August 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I remember a few years back I strained my back moving heavy boxes during a house move ans as a result I couldn’t move properly for weeks. So suffice it to say I know how you felt when the nagging pains randomly occur. Complete frustration!

The summer stone fruit crisp looks fabulous if your photographs are anything to go by and I’ll certainly follow your recipe instructions and try it for myself.


Katia August 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Just made this with plums and peaches! Excellent – so fresh and tasty.


Tobius August 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

Wow, I can eat this!! There are so many foods I can not eat it is almost impossible to find a recipe I can actually eat!
I am going to whip this up tonight for dessert, or heck maybe supper :-)


Dave August 13, 2013 at 2:47 am

I also decided to get back to the gym after a long time. But like an idiot i didn’t ease into it. I literally have arms that are so swolen from the lactic acid that its difficult to even try feed myself. Hope the swelling goes down soon….lesson learnt!


Jackie August 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

Angela – do you store this in the fridge or on the counter? I’m guessing the fridge, if it lasts that long…?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Yup in the fridge :) enjoy!


Jess August 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

You should totally try blogilates! She has a TON of free videos on youtube, and a DVD if you prefer. The DVD is pretty hardcore though, so maybe start with her videos. It’s amazing what a great workout you can get without any equipment!


sandy August 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I have made this twice since you posted. The 2nd time we used up nectarines,pluots, and blueberries…yum! I’m so proud that I ran out of chia since following your blog. Thank you thank you! Every recipe is delicious!


Dalia August 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The coconut oil in the oat topping is divine. Thanks for yet another winner!


Health August 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

Very nice post.
Fruit crisps are my absolute favorite.


Stephanie @ Legally Blinde September 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm

My favorite workout DVDs lately have been the Physique 57 ones. I think they’re really challenging and they always get me shaking, and make me wake up sore the next day, but I enjoy doing them and I really notice a difference in my strength and I look more toned when I’ve been doing them regularly. Good luck!


Christie September 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

My favourite weight training workout videos are actually online at They are all free and totally amazing! So much variety and different levels of intensity!


Robin September 19, 2013 at 12:21 am

Sooo I may or may not have just finished licking my plate. Holy YUM. I used 2 nectarines, a cup of thawed blueberries, 2 small Italian plums, 3/4c blackberries, and 1/4c applesauce (instead of sugar) in the filling. We’re out of chia so I only used the 1 tbsp arrowroot. The topping was perfection! It was soft, yet crunchy and golden, and had a satisfying texture when eating it. I used WW pastry flour instead of almond (but kept the oat flour). The coconut oil gave such a great subtle coconut taste and I also added some nutmeg. Took exactly 30 minutes in an 8×8 pan. My parents were in awe of how quick and delicious it was!


Lyn, aka the "food lover" Ashby September 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’m one of those people that absolutely loves fruit. I’ll eat just about anything that has a lot of fruit in it so when I saw this recipe I definitely had to stop and take a closer look at it. This is definitely a yummy twist on normal apple crisp since it has so many different fruits all under that great crust. I can’t wait to make it for my own family.


suzanne October 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Angela – I am going to make a blueberry apple crisp using this recipe – how many cups of fruit would you say is in this dish? I want to get the ratio of other ingredients correct. THANK YOU!!!


Cathy May 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Angela!! I made this crisp twice this weekend, once with strawberries/raspberries/white peach and the second with strawberries/raspberries/white peach/cherries and both came out incredible. I do think I like it a bit better the second day when things have solidified a bit more, but it was divine. My omnivorous family adored it and didn’t even notice that I served it with a side of vegan ice cream, Coconut Bliss Just Vanilla. So amazing. This recipe is definitely a keeper!


Michelle June 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Loved this recipe!!! I didn’t have plums so I doubled the cherries and it was fantastic. (I may have eaten all the leftovers while my family went out for a few hours….shhh).


Alice August 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Made this for a dinner party and was very disappointed with the results. The crisp part was very dry and unappealing – not at all like eating an oatmeal cookie, more like eating toasted flour and oats, To save the dish, I cut up about a tbs butter on the top, added a thin layer of turbinado sugar and did a quick broil. I didn’t get as healthy a dessert but it was much more edible.


Julia July 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

This is a wonderful crisp. Favorite.

I was wondering if you’ve tried to make a bigger batch? Is this doubled easily?

Thanks for such a great recipe!!



julia July 1, 2015 at 8:52 am

This is the best summer crisp recipe I’ve tried. I’ve made it twice already and wondering if you this can be easily doubled? Wanting to make it for a bigger crowd this 4th of July!



Katie June 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

We made this recently and it was incredible! Do you think I could substitute strawberries and blueberries for the stone fruits? Really, I’m looking for a colorful dessert to bring to a July 4th cookout.


Angela Liddon June 30, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Hi Katie, I don’t see why not! Happy Fourth of July!! :)


Tiffany October 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Hi Angela!

This is one of my family’s favorite recipes! I change up the ingredients quite often. Tonight, I used all apples. In the past I’ve done all peaches or nectarines and it’s a hit every time! Thank you!!


Angela Liddon October 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for the lovely comment, Tiffany! I’m so glad to hear this recipe’s become such a staple for you and your family – that never fails to bring a smile to my face :)


Rachel September 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Angela, this recipe is genius. I made it for company since it was the perfect size and lower sugar than most. However, I didn’t end up serving it that night. So,I HAD to eat it myself the next day…LOL…It was amazing!! I used 1 peach, 2 nectarines, 3 plumbs and a carton of raspberries. It’s great for breakfast with tea. Thank you for your healthy, vegan recipes. I look forward to your book which is coming soon.


Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

What a great combination of fruit! Having to eat it all yourself must have been quite the hardship…lol! ;) Thanks for the love, Rachel. Hope you enjoy the new cookbook!!


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