Sweet juicy peaches, cinnamon, oats, and roasted pecans make this Healthy Peach Crisp simply irresistible!Jump to Recipe
One of the things I associate August with is peach season! I always make a point to go peach picking every year because seriously, nothing beats a fresh, juicy peach. Mmm… The healthy peach dessert that my family looks forward to most and devours would be my peach crisp!
What makes this peach crisp healthy?
Peaches are a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Oats, like peaches, are a good source of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugars, and promote digestive health.
Pecans are packed full of antioxidants, fiber, and minerals. They are also an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that may help promote heart health.
Flaxseed – Ground Flaxseed (also known as flax meal) is a good source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help promote brain and heart health.
Hemp Hearts – Hemp hearts are the soft, inner part of hemp seeds. They are also a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
You can purchase a flax-hemp mix and avoid having to purchase them separately.
Can I substitute canned or frozen peaches in this recipe?
Yes, absolutely! When using frozen peaches, just be sure to thaw them thoroughly prior to baking. I recommend placing a bag of frozen peach slices in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. As for canned peaches, choose those packed in water or juice (no heavy syrup) and drain them.
Is it necessary to peel my peaches for a crisp?
Not at all! The skins on peaches are thin and will soften while baking. I prefer to leave the skin on because it is less of a hassle, and they do add some pretty color. If you’d rather not keep the skin on, that’s perfectly okay too.
How to make this recipe
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Next, slice the peaches and add them to a large mixing bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp of flour, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Toss to coat and then add the peaches to an 8×8 baking dish. You could also use a 9×9 baking dish or a pie plate.
For the topping – add the 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 brown sugar, 1 Tbsp flaxseed, 1 Tbsp hemp hearts, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the mixing bowl and combine. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the dry mixture until combined and crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and then spread evenly over the peaches.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown, and the peaches are bubbly on the edges.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. It is also fantastic for breakfast and can be served cold too.
Other Hoorah to Health recipes that you may like:
- Grilled Pineapple
- Coconut Lime Scones
- Banana Nut Smoothie
- Superfood Salad with Kale and Blueberries
- Strawberry Spinach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Healthy Peach Crisp with Oat Topping and Pecans
- 5 Peaches sliced (5 cups)
- 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Oats old fashioned rolled
- 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed ground
- 1 Tablespoon Hemp Hearts
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons Butter cold and cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup Pecans chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice the peaches and add them to a large mixing bowl.
- Add 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp of flour, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Toss to coat and then add the peaches to an 8×8 baking dish.
- Add 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 brown sugar, 1 Tbsp flaxseed, 1 Tbsp hemp hearts, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the mixing bowl and combine.
- Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the dry mixture until combined and crumbly.
- Stir in the chopped pecans and then spread evenly over the peaches.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and the peaches are bubbly on the edges.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon, if desired.
- You may substitute frozen peaches. Just be sure they are completely thawed, I would recommend placing a bag of frozen peaches in the refrigerator overnight.
- You may substitute canned peaches. Choose those packed in water or juice (no heavy syrup) and drain.
- Peeling your peaches is not necessary! The skins are thin and will soften while baking.
- A 9×9 baking dish or pie plate may also be used.
- You can purchase a flax-hemp mix and avoid having to purchase them separately.
- May serve warm or cold. It’s also great for breakfast!