2 pounds (about 8 cups) cherries, pitted and quartered
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons orange juice, divided
1 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Toss cherries with 2 tablespoons of the orange juice and vanilla. Spoon into an 8-inch-square dish and smooth the top. In a food processor, combine dates, almonds, chia seeds and cinnamon and process until coarsely ground. Pour in remaining 1 tablespoon orange juice and pulse until combined. Spoon chia mixture evenly over the top of cherries and serve, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Per Serving:220 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 38g carbohydrates, (8 g dietary fiber, 27g sugar), 5g protein.
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