An easy Peach Crisp Recipe that is healthy and delicious. The best gluten free peach crisp that’s perfect for a simple dessert.
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There are few things I love more than a fruit crisp for an easy summer dessert.
Sweet, juicy peaches and crispy warm oat toppings are seriously a match made in heaven!
Why you’ll love our peach crisp recipe
There’s a lot to love about this easy peach crisp recipe!
- Gluten & Dairy Free – We use gluten free old fashioned oats in this recipe making it completely gluten free!
- Refined Sugar Free – With the exception of a tablespoon of maple syrup – this healthy peach crisp recipe has no added sugar. It doesn’t need it!
- Easy to make – Peel and slice peaches, mix together a quick crisp topping and bake. This recipe takes no more than 10 minutes of prep time and is done in under an hour start to finish!
What is the difference between a peach crisp and a peach cobbler?
You might be wondering.. Crisps are typically made with oats as the base, but I also added some chopped pecans for crunch, healthy fats, and flavor.
Peach cobbler typically has a crumbly biscuit like layer on top that is usually rolled out.
Healthy Peach Crisp Ingredients:
To make easy peach crisp you’ll need:
- fresh peaches
- old fashioned rolled oats
- ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg
- melted butter or coconut oil
- maple syrup
I’ve included some substitutions below in the green boxcase you need to adjust based on what you have!
How to Make Peach Crisp with Fresh Peaches
Making peach crisp is so easy!
- In a bowl whisk together oats, pecans, spices, melted butter and maple syrup until combined.
- Pour peeled, sliced peaches into bottom of the pan. Layer crisp topping evenly on top of peaches.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until topping is golden brown.
Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh?
We have never tried this recipe with canned peaches, but I think it would work. Canned peaches usually have a lot of sugar in them – so opting for fresh or frozen peaches is a much healthier option.
If you are using canned peaches, you might want to cut the cook time by about 5-10 minutes since they are typically softer.
Substitutions for Healthy Peach Dessert
This peach crisp recipe can be customized in many ways!
Gluten Free- Use certified gluten free oats to make this gluten free.
Nut Free – To make this nut free you can omit the pecans. If you’d like to add in some crunch you could sub in sunflower seeds.
Berries – This recipe will work with other fruit like cherries, raspberries, strawberries, or even a frozen berry mix! You can also check out this Gluten-free Strawberry Crisp, Healthy Blueberry Crisp or Apple Crisp
Fresh Fruit- You can make this recipe with fresh peaches or frozen peaches. It may take a few less minutes to cook!
Canned Fruit: We don’t recommend using canned fruit for baking because it’s so high in sugar, but I do think it would work in this recipe
What type of peach is best for this recipe?
Freestone peaches are the best type of peach for baking because they’re easiest to peel/slice. Any peach will work in this recipe and will be delicious!
It’s ok if your peaches are a little soft or bruised – it won’t matter!
Storing Peach Crisp:
Storing: This peach crisp will stay in the fridge for 3-4 days
Freezing: We haven’t tried freezing this recipe but we don’t think it would freeze well. The topping would lose the crisp.
Serving: We recommend serving this peach crisp with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It’s also great with a scoop of vanilla yogurt.
Preparing in advance: You can prepare this recipe 3-4 hours in advance of baking it. Keep it in your refrigerator until you are ready to bake.
How to Easily Peel Peaches
There really is no easy way to peel peaches. I use a very sharp vegetable peeler.
Some people recommend boiling peaches for 1-2 minutes and blanching in an ice bath to easily peel off the skin with your hands but I have not found this method to work well.
How to Serve Gluten Free Peach Crisp
The best way to serve gluten free peach crisp is with a scoop of ice cream or fresh whipped cream. Peach crisp is also delicious on its own plain, or with a little bit of vanilla yogurt.
Peach Crisp FAQ
You can tell if a peach is ripe by feeling it. Peaches should be slightly soft, to the touch. Peaches should not be mushy. They should be slightly less firm than an apple when ripe.
It’s recommended to take the skin off peaches for peach crisp. The skins can separate when the peach slices cook and it can lead to an odd texture/eating experience.
Peach crisp might be soggy if you add too much liquid, or if it’s under baked. You can bake with a loosely placed foil cover on (to prevent the top from burning) to get the liquid out.
Can I freeze this Peach Crisp recipe?
We haven’t tried freezing this recipe but we don’t think it would freeze well.
I’m sure it would taste fine if frozen, but the topping would lose it’s crisp/would get soggy.
Can this Peach Crisp recipe be made ahead of time?
You can prepare this recipe 3-4 hours in advance of baking it. Keep it in your refrigerator until you are ready to bake.
The Best Gluten Free Peach Crisp Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a greased 8×8 baking dish
- In a bowl whisk together oats, pecans, spices, melted butter and maple syrup until combined
- Add sliced peaches to the bottom of the pan. Layer crumble topping evenly on top of peaches
- Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, uncover the crisp and bake for an additional 10 minutes.