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Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 9
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish and set aside.
To make cherry jam: Heat cherries in a small saucepan over medium heat, covered, until thawed. Mash to release juices, leaving some chunky pieces for texture. Stir in chia seeds, vanilla extract, and salt. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer 10-15 minutes uncovered. Set aside.
To make crumble: Add lentils and dates to a food processor. Process until chopped. Add 2 cups oats, walnuts, butter, and vanilla extract. Process until mixture sticks together when pressed. Add remaining 1 cup oats and pulse a few times to combine.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups crumble mixture. Press remaining crumble into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread cherry jam evenly on top. Distribute reserved crumble mixture on top. Bake 15 minutes.
Let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting. Serve with ice cream if desired.