I am not one of those people that loves fruit based desserts. Give me all the chocolate, please! However, I do have a soft spot when it comes to fruit crisp. There is just something about that delicious crumb topping that I just can’t resist. With a few tweaks, there is no reason that a fruit crisp should be limited to just dessert. In this version, I’ve made a few adjustments so that you can enjoy this dessert for breakfast without feeling guilty!
It was a bit of a dreary, rainy morning here in Chicago and I was craving something different for breakfast. We had a few extra peaches, hence this crisp was born! Start with some sliced fresh peaches. Make your crumb topping with wholesome oats (soluble fiber!), ground flax seed meal (Omega 3s!), chopped walnuts (more Omega 3s!), and a bit of butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle the oat topping over your peaches and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the oats are browned and the peaches are good and bubbly. Mmm…
Once your crisp is done, let cool on the counter for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm or chilled with plain yogurt for breakfast or wait until after dinner and serve with a scoop of ice cream for dessert! This can easily be made vegan by substituting the butter for chilled coconut oil. Make it gluten free by using gluten free oats.
- 5-6 peaches, sliced
- ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts
- 3 tablespoons ground flax seed meal
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup oats
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ tablespoon vanilla
- Dash nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice peaches, toss in the vanilla and nutmeg and then spread evenly into a 8"x8" baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine walnuts, flax, brown sugar, and oats. Chop chilled butter and add to oat mixture. Using your fingers or two knives, break the butter into smaller pieces until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping over the peaches in an even layer. Bake peach crisp for 35-40 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and the peaches have started to bubble.
- Serve warm or chilled with a dollop of plain yogurt.