This post may contain affiliate links. This means I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you when you make a purchase. Find out more in the Disclosure Policy
This Healthy Peach Crisp Recipe is a quick and easy recipe that is ready in less than an hour. The peaches come out juicy and tender with a crunchy oat crumb topping. Serve over a scoop of Low Fat Greek yogurt or your favorite vanilla ice cream.
I grew up at my grandparents house and they had apple trees, peach trees, and an apricot tree. So come June, we always had lots of sweet juicy peaches.
My grandmother would make peach cobler, peach ice cream, and a peach crisp.
These recipes were full of sweet peach flavor and spices. Anytime I have one of these it takes me right back to picking peaches out of their trees and the smell of peaches.
I decided I wanted to make a Healthy Peach Crisp Recipe so that I could again enjoy those flavors. With a few adjustments, I came up with this recipe that uses whole grain pastry flour, and lower sugar.
In addition, rather than serving over ice cream, for a healthier alternative, consider a scoop of Greek yogurt.
Ingredients for Healthy Peach Crisp Recipe
- whole grain pastry flour
- rolled oats
- brown sugar
- olive oil
- cinnamon, nutmeg
How to Prepare a Crisp
This Healthy Peach Crisp Recipe includes only a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Start with fresh ripe peaches. When peaches are ripe, they will have a fruity sweet smell and will give when you press them when you hold them in your hand. It should be soft and not too firm.
Peel the peaches and slice them thinly into a glass bowl. Drizzle lemon juice over the peaches and lightly toss to coat.
Mix sugar and one tablespoon of whole wheat pastry flour and sprinkle over peaches. Toss to coat. Set aside.
Next, prepare the crisp topping. Mix the flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until well combined. Drizzle in olive oil. Mix with a pastry cutter or a fork, until a crumb starts to form. To test, take a tablespoon and compress in your hand. The mixture should hold together in large crumbs.
Take a one quart baking dish and spray wtih cooking spray.
Using a slotted spoon, add peaches to the baking dish.
Sprinkle with crumb topping. Pressing topping into large chunks before sprinkling on peaches. Add evenly over peaches.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until crumb topping starts to brown and juices bubble at the sides of the pan.
While often used interchangeably, because both are toppings used on baked fruit, a crisp often includes nuts and oats, while a crumble doesn't. A crumble is more cakelike.
What to Serve with Healthy Peach Crisp
The quick and simple dessert is full of sweet peach flavor and crispy crumb topping. Serve over a scoop of low-fat Greek yogurt or a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Looking for other healthy desserts?