Rum Raisin Pie

OK, good. Now I have your attention.

Last night, I was thinking of making the same raw cake I just had last week. But instead of chocolate, it needed to be something else. Obviously, with all this hazelnut cheesecake being thrown around, cinnamon and snickerdoodles were on my head, so that’s what I went for.

Raw Snickerdoodle Dough


  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1/3 cup raw oats
  • 15 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

In a food processor, blend the cashews until coarse and crumbly. Add in the oats, dates, cinnamon, and vanilla and reprocess until crumbly again. Add in the agave and process until the dough forms a ball. Remove and press into desired application.

My favorite thing about raw desserts is that they often come out like playdoh, so you can really use them for a bunch of different things. I made a cookie pie(remember those?), but this could easily be a pie crust, individual cookies, or even the dough for raw cinnamon rolls.

So where does the rum fit in?

How about a raw rum raisin pie? Well, maybe rum isn’t raw. But it makes you so warm and fuzzy, how could you care? The sauce was about a 1:5 rum to agave mixture, topped with raisins and extra cinnamon. I apparently have a tolerance lower than hell, so 1 slice was definitely enough before moving on to carbs to soak that all up.

Much better. And an awful lot like my oatmeal at breakfast…

I couldn’t figure out quite what I wanted until I heard from the other room “It’s Reeses for breakfast!” Does that count as divine inspiration? Anyway, I through on a square of Endangered Species peanut butter milk chocolate and some Naturally Nutty butter toffee peanut butter. Indeed, it was Reeses for breakfast.

What was your favorite cereal as a kid? I loved anything made by the Reeses company; they could do no wrong in my mind.

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12 Responses to “Rum Raisin Pie”

  1. Madeline - Greens and Jeans 08. Jun, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Peanut Butter Puffins. Good to know things haven’t changed, huh?


  2. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly 08. Jun, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    My favorite cereal as a kid was Honey Nut Cheerios.


  3. brandi 08. Jun, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    yum. that oatmeal looks perfect! :)

    Favorite cereals growing up:
    cinnamon toast crunch
    cocoa krispies
    cocoa puffs
    cracklin’ oat bran


  4. Jessica @ How Sweet 08. Jun, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Oh that looks awesome!!

    My favorite was Cinnamon Toast Crunch! :)


  5. Ilana 08. Jun, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    Oh my. Oh my oh my. I’ll take a slice!
    Fave breakfast as a kid? Homemade chocolate chip waffles, topped with strawberries and whipped cream.


  6. Nicole, RD 08. Jun, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    That. Looks. So. Good! I love rum raisin desserts! Very creative and I like that you used agave with the rum to sweeten it up some :) Delicious!

    I was and will forever be a Lucky Charms girl :)


  7. Claire 08. Jun, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    wow, I actually have never had a rum raisin dessert..but that sounds great mr. When younger, I don’t remember eating much cereal since we did the limited sugar thing…probably just cheerios and OATS!


  8. Elizabeth 08. Jun, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    I love your oatmeal! My favorite cereal is Lucky Charms, hands down. I still like to eat it on occasion. Mmm…


  9. Karla 08. Jun, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Ha! Reese’s cereal! That stuff is so good! My mom would never buy that even if I begged as a child! I think she drew the line at cereal that was actually based on candy!
    I’m intrigued by this raw snickerdoodle. I’ll have to give that one a whirl.


  10. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter 08. Jun, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    My favorite cereal was Life cereal or Kashi. I only went for the sugary lucky charms if my stomach felt up to the challenge.


  11. Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks 09. Jun, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Oh, why haven’t I put a square of chocolate on my oatmeal before?! Just found your blog from Joanna at Fitness and Spice and that photo had me at hello. And the bottle of rum…


  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) 09. Jun, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    would it be possible to get drunk on this? id love to freaking try after the 2 days ive had!

    have your seen my rum cake balls? or my bananas foster? you HAVE to make them. the 1st is good…but the 2nd…omg it will have you HAPPY!!!! :)


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