Peach Crisp

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

This crisp is perfect for summer-time because it utilizes the abundance of fresh peaches and it is cooked completely on the stovetop so you won’t have to turn on your oven! Peaches are packed with Vitamins, especially A and E, as well minerals and fiber. They have been shown to kill off cancer cells, reduce wrinkles, lower the risk of diabetes, and combat heart disease. Normally peach crisp recipes take an incredibly nutritious fruit like peaches, and cover them in sugar and simple carbohydrates. This crisp however, replaces all that refined sugar with small amounts of unrefined coconut sugar. We also replace some of the butter normally used, with coconut oil. Coconut oil is known to increase your energy expenditure, which means it actually helps you to burn more stored fat! It is also extremely beneficial for brain function, heart health, skin, and hair. Finally, we substitute whole wheat flour for refined white flour, which increases the protein, fiber, and vitamins in our dish, and also ensures your blood sugar levels will stay more steady. Isn’t it great to know you don’t always have to choose between your personal health and a delicious dessert?

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Peach Crisp

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the Crisp

  • 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coconut sugar (or you can use brown sugar)
  • 4 tbs Unsalted butter

For the Fruit Filling

  • 3 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbs Coconut oil
  • 2 lbs Peaches, pitted and cut into bite sized wedges

Instructions

  • 1)

    For the Crisp: Combine flour, nuts, coconut sugar and salt in a small bowl. Melt butter in a small nonstick pan over low heat.

  • 2)

    Remove from heat and stir in flour mixture until moistened and mixture forms small clumps.

  • 3)

    Return to low heat and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture is golden brown and well toasted, about 5 minutes.

  • 4)

    Transfer mixture to a large plate to cool.

  • 5)

    For the Filling: Combine coconut oil, peaches, cornstarch and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add mixture to the pan. Heat over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until peaches are almost softened, about 5 minutes.

  • 6)

    Remove lid and cook until peaches are cooked through and mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes more.

  • 7)

    Immediately top fruit with the crisp and serve with a side of yoghurt or ricotta.

6 Comments

  • Harriet

    September 22, 2018 at 11:49 am

    That sounds so good. I am a pre diabetic and i am trying to eat healrhy but I miss desserts.

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      September 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      Hi Harriet,
      We hear you! Most of our members are also dealing with some stage of type 2 diabetes and can enjoy desserts if they are eating unprocessed foods that are prepared at home using whole ingredients. We encourage you to try working some of our healthy treats into your life when you are having a sugar craving and see how you feel. The balance of fruit, fiber and protein us key in lowering the whole glycemic load to help regulate your blood sugars as you enjoy your dessert. Each diabetic and their ability to handle any carb /starches is different so you also need to test it, monitor your blood sugars and let us know if it causes elevation so we can provide more advice for your unique situation!

      Warmly,
      Maddy

  • Lynda Rogers

    December 8, 2018 at 1:18 am

    I am a diabetic and love sweets. I just looked at some of the recipes and can’t wait to make some. It will feel so good to know that I will be eating heathier and still be satisfied!

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      December 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Lynda, we love that you enjoyed the Peach Crisp recipe and have explored some of the other nourishing and satisfying recipes on our blog as well! Learning how to prepare delicious meals and desserts at home is a crucial step in helping you achieve your health goals and manage your diabetes. We hope you are able to share some of these healthy recipes with your friends and family this holiday season! Warmly, Maddy

  • Colleen

    April 26, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t do cornstarch! Any corn cause migraines. Any substitute? Thanks

    1. Homemade Method

      April 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Colleen! The cornstarch in this recipe is to help thicken the fruity filling portion. You could substitute in a flour of your choice or potato starch to better fit your dietary needs. We hope you give it a try! Warmly, Katy

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