Make this vegan cherry pie with a no-bake coconut chocolate crust when you’re craving a nourishing summer treat. It’s gluten free and paleo ~ healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and delicious enough to eat for dessert!

vegan cherry pie in a white mini tart dish with whipped cream on top

Who wants a vegan cherry pie for breakfast?? These gluten-free, Paleo MINI Cherry Pies areΒ healthy enough to eat for breakfast yet decadent enough to eat for dessert!

It’s Recipe ReDux time again, and in honor of this month’s theme, Pie Love, I thought it would be fun to showcase all those luscious cherries my family and I have been noshing on recently

And, if you’re like me, what other ingredient pops to mind when you think of cherries??

Why, chocolate of course!


Like the infamous chocolate covered cherries that show up in almost every box of chocolates.

Personally, I’m not a fan, because they’re usually super sticky sweet, and kinda’ messy…

BUT, chocolate and cherries CAN be a match made in heaven, especially when paired together with macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, a hint of maple syrup, and, a dollop of fresh coconut whipped cream, like in these vegan cherry pies. You in???

vegan cherry pie in a white mini tart dish with whipped cream on top

Are Cherries a Superfood? | The Health Benefits of Cherries

And, these vegan cherry pies are good for you because they’re made with fresh, sweet cherries and some other good reasons to eat these cherry pies for breakfast…

Nutrition 101 | Why You Should Eat Vegan Cherry Pie for Breakfast

Quick Tip!

If you’ve got kids home for the summer, why not enroll them in “Cherry Pitting University” and let them do the messy work? P.S.Β I don’t want to scare you away from cherry pitting-it’s really not that messy! P.P.S. My kids are for hire!!

hands holding a cherry pitter

Or, you can buy your own, like this pretty red cherry pitter from Oxo. If you like cherries as much as I do, I’m sure you’ll put it to good use!

Are you ready to make some vegan cherry pie??? Let’s get started!

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and decadent enough to eat for dessert! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies {raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo}

Vegan Cherry Pie w/ Coconut Chocolate Crust

Make this vegan cherry pie with a no-bake coconut chocolate crust when you’re craving a nourishing summer treat. It’s gluten free and paleo ~ healthy enough to eat for breakfast, delicious enough to eat for dessert!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings





  • Place macadamia nuts, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and sea salt in a food processor bowl, and process until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well combined. Divide mixture evenly, and press in to 4 individual mini pie/tart dishes. Chill in refrigerator until ready to be filled.
  • Wash cherries, discard stems, and removed pits with a cherry pitter. Set aside while you whip the coconut cream.
  • Separate coconut liquid from thick coconut cream, and place the thick cream in a chilled mixing bowl.* Using a hand mixer, whip coconut cream, ~5-8 minutes, until it is the consistency of whipped cream, then mix in vanilla extract and remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • Remove mini pies/tart crusts from the refrigerator, divide cherries in to 4 equal servings, and place on top of crusts. Top each tart with 1-2 tablespoons whipped coconut cream, and sprinkle optional cacao nibs on top. Serve immediately, or chill in refrigerator until ready to eat.


  • The amount of coconut whipped cream you end up with depends upon how much thick coconut cream is in your can. My can had very little, so I only ended up with ~ 6 tablespoons total. If you end up with more coconut whipped cream, save it in the fridge to enjoy on top of something else, or top your mini pies with a little bit more!
  • If you’re on the elimination phase of a low FODMAP diet feel free to substitute the fresh cherries for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a combination of all 3, which would be equally delicious!


Serving: 1mini pie/tart | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 316mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword cherry pie, dessert for breakfast, gluten free cherry pie
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vegan cherry pie in a white mini tart dish with whipped cream on top

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  1. Decadence for breakfast! Count me in!

  2. i want this for breakie and not keen on those chocolate covered cherries too

  3. I’m a fan of anything chocolate covered ;). There’s so many wonderful flavors going on in this pie that I MUST go get me some cherries now. I’ve been trying to consume a variety of nuts rather than my usual almonds and walnuts so I’m totally digging the macadamia nuts as well πŸ˜‰ Pinning!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Min! I really try and mix up my nuts whenever I can πŸ™‚ And, yes to {almost everything} covered in chocolate!

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says:

    Me and my cherry loving heart are singing right now πŸ˜‰

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I can hear your beautiful voice right now Rebecca!!

  5. I have been eating cherries like crazy lately – favorite!! This is a pie I would love to be eating for breakfast. YUM.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Me too!!! Glad to know I am in such great company Alanna πŸ™‚

  6. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Mia loves pitting cherries so bonus for me! My very favorite summer fruit – can’t wait to try this!!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I’m so happy your sweet girl loves pitting cherries πŸ™‚ Hope you get to try it soon! xoxo

  7. Dietitian Jess says:

    Looove the idea of cherry pie for breakfast <3 I need to buy a cherry pitter asap!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Oh, yes, you must buy a cherry pitter soon! In the meantime, I can send one of my kids voer to help you out if you want. They’ll work for more pie πŸ™‚

  8. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    I love cherries, pit cherries, have them for breakfast and despise chocolate cherries in confectionary boxes (especially those harsh alcoholic ones!). This however, is fantabulously delicious sounding and any other superlative going. Cherries are my favourite fruits, breakfast is my favourite meal. Done deal.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      We are cherry lovin’ twins! Love all your cherrylicious superlatives-thanks so much Kellie πŸ™‚