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Megan Best
Megan Best

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Peach Berry Crisp

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Do you know the difference between a crisp and a crumble? According to google a crumble is “a dish of baked fresh fruit, with a streusel crumb topping” where a crisp is “a baked fresh fruit dessert, but the streusel topping is less dense and typically includes oats. The oats will crisp up during baking, while crumble toppings stay more dense and cakey.” And for that reason I present you with: my Peach Berry Crisp. 

I am a sweets girl through and through and I will always want just a little “something” after dinner. Not that I always have it, but the desire is there even if I’m stuffed! For this reason I often try to incorporate a more nutrient dense snack that feels like dessert in as part of my dinner or eat a lighter dinner and allow for a sweeter snack after. This crisp is great for this purpose, because it’s very light and made mostly of fruit.  It also pairs well with a greek yogurt or on top of pancakes or a waffle (some of my go to snacks). 

pro tip: you can ripen peaches by placing them in a brown paper bag for two to three days.

You can also adapt this recipe to fit whatever is in season if you have access to fresh produce! For example another great combo I was considering for summer? Nectarines and blackberries! And I’ve also made a cranberry and apple crumble for fall that could be changed to a crisp. 

Check the recipe out below and let me know your dream fruit crisp combo!

peach crisp

Peach Berry Crisp

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 6 medium peaches sliced thin
  • 2 cups strawberries quartered
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel the peaches and slice them- the thickness and size depends on your preference, I like bigger chunks. Quarter the strawberries.
  • Grease a glass 9×9 pan and throw the fruit in as you peel.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch on the fruit. Mix together until the cornstarch is no longer white, and the fruit is covered.
  • Mix together the oats, oat flour and cinnamon. Make a well and pour in the melted butter and maple syrup. Mix together.
  • Spoon the mixture over the fruit, spreading evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Keyword dessert recipe, fruit crisp, healthy dessert, local fruit, peaches, seasonal fruit, strawberries

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