Healthy Peach Crisp
Published Jul 05, 2021, Updated Sep 13, 2021
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Healthy peach crisp made with fresh peaches and topped with an oatmeal pecan crumble topping that’s gets nice and crispy.
I am on a serious peach kick. I’ve bought a bag from our local farmers market for two weeks straight. They’re so juicy and delicious. I can’t get enough. You can typically find me munching on one while I make breakfast each morning, but just recently I decided to remake this peach crisp, which is an old EBF recipe that I posted over ten years ago. I updated the recipe a bit, took new photos and here it is!
Baked fruit desserts are one of my favorites. Mainly because they’re fruity, but also because they’re typically served with ice cream and I love love LOVE ice cream. Warm baked fruit, a crunchy topping and ice cream = dessert perfection.
Here’s What You Need
- peaches – use fresh, in-season peaches for the best results!
- arrowroot powder – to thicken the peach filling.
- lemon juice – for a touch of brightness.
- oats – any type of oat should work here as it’s just in the crisp topping. I typically use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats.
- almond flour/meal – I love the texture and nutrition that almond flour adds to this crisp, but regular all-purpose flour works too!
- pecans or almonds – adds a little crunch to the topping.
- coconut oil – make sure you’re using extra virgin coconut oil. I’ve purchased several different brands of coconut oil before, but Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil is my favorite.
- pure maple syrup – an extra hint of sweetness thanks to this natural sweetener.
- vanilla extract – a wonderful flavor enhancer.
- ground cinnamon – brings the whole dish together!
- sea salt – to season the dessert and make all of the flavors pop.
My Favorite Peach Crisp Toppings
I love peach crisp on it’s own but it’s even better with toppings! Here are some ideas:
- ice cream – I have been eating it with Halo Top Creamery vanilla ice cream, which is a low cal/low sugar ice cream that actually tastes pretty darn good!
- yogurt – add creaminess and protein by adding yogurt as a topping! Pro tip: whip the yogurt in a food processor for a light and airy texture.
- whipped cream – can’t go wrong with classic whipped cream!
- coconut whip – looking for a dairy-free option? I love topping this peach crisp with coconut whipped cream!
How to Store This Peach Crisp
After letting the crisp cool completely, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
More Peach Recipes to Try:
- Peach Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Peach Oatmeal
- Peach Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Peach Greek Yogurt Bowl
- Grilled Salmon Salad with Peaches and Corn
Healthy Peach Crisp
- 4 cups sliced peaches, about 6 peaches
- 1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder, (cornstarch also works)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
- 1/2 cup almond flour or almond meal
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Add peaches to the dish and combine with arrowroot and lemon juice. Set aside. You can also mix the peaches in a bowl if that's easier.
- In a medium bowl, stir together oats, pecans, almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt.
- Once combined, spoon oatmeal pecan topping over the peaches. Gently press the mixture down using the back of the spoon.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and tender or until topping has hardened and turned a lovely golden brown color.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.