Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With This Easy, Bone-Friendly Peach Crisp Recipe

Updated: October 16, 2023

peach crisp with ice cream

Master The Art of Baking Bliss With This Easy Peach Crisp Recipe

Prepare to lose yourself in a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a peachy paradise. Say hello to our newest creation: the sensational peach crisp!

Indulge in the juiciest peach slices, gently kissed by cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg, all tucked beneath a golden-brown, crispy oat topping. Each spoonful will ignite your taste buds with a burst of peachy perfection.

But this is not just any dessert; it is a gem that’s jam packed with goodness. Rich in antioxidants, peaches are an amazing source of fiber and vitamins A and C — which are essential for supporting your bones and overall health [1] [2]. 

But that’s not all they have up their sleeves! They also boast an abundance of potassium, zinc, and magnesium — crucial minerals that promote your bone health [3]. Plus, peaches are the perfect warm weather fruit. When combined with a touch of vanilla, coconut sugar, butter, and a crown of buttery crumb topping you get the ultimate summer time dessert.

Bonus: this peach crisp recipe is quick and easy to make. It only takes 20 minutes to whip up. The hardest part is peeling the peaches. So it’s a perfect choice when you want to keep things nice and simple. 

Serve the crisp warm straight from the oven. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy…

peach crisp with ice cream

Peach Crisp

Danielle Cardozo
Dietary: Gluten Free
3.96 from 22 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 338 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lb peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar for the peaches
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar for crisp topping
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter chilled and grated

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an oven safe baking dish with butter.
  • In a large bowl, combine peaches, lemon juice, sugar, starch and vanilla, and mix thoroughly so that peaches are entirely coated. Pour evenly into an oven safe dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut sugar, flour, oats, chopped pecans, nutmeg and cinnamon until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Using a wooden spoon, incorporate butter until a small pea size crumble appears. Ensuring the butter stays chilled will provide a crispier crisp! Spread evenly over peaches.
  • Garnish with additional pecans and peaches if desired, and place in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes until oat mixture turns a dark golden color. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Serve with a cold scoop of your favorite ice cream if desired!

Notes

Chef’s Tip: Want to know the secret behind the best peach crisp recipe? It’s all about the texture of your peaches. For this fruit crisp, you are looking for a peach that stands up! A nice firm peach that just begins to surrender to the pressure of your thumb will provide a substantial texture to your crisp — avoiding the possibility of an applesauce-like texture. 

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 145mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 5gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 914IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Amazing Bone Health Benefits of Peaches

This peach crisp recipe isn’t just another pretty dessert. Oh no, it has substance behind all that deliciousness!

Peaches contain B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, copper, iron and fiber. They’re also excellent sources of magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus — all key minerals for supporting your bone health.

Takeaways

Show your taste buds and bones some love and give this easy peach crisp recipe a try. Each heavenly bite is packed with bone-protective vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

I’d love to hear what you think about the recipe. So don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know how you enjoyed it! 

And if you’re looking for more bone healthy, decadent desserts check out our pecan pie and flourless chocolate cake recipes on our blog. 

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FAQs

What is the difference between peach crisp and peach cobbler?

A peach crisp has a crisp, crunching topping made from oats, flour, and butter. A peach cobbler has a biscuit-like topping.

Is it better to use fresh or canned peaches for a peach crisp?

Take your pick. Canned or fresh peaches are both good sources of important nutrients. If you’re buying canned peaches, opt for fruit packed in its own juices. Avoid buying canned peaches packed in syrup so you can dodge extra calories and sugar.

Should you peel peaches for a crisp?

Yes, you should peel and slice peaches for a crisp.

References

  1. Yuming Zhong, 1 Yao Bao, 2 Yumin Chen, 2 Dequan Zhai, 2 Jianliang Liu, 3 , 4 and Huifan Liu, “Nutritive quality prediction of peaches during storage,” Published online 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1002/fsn3.2287, Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Jul; 9(7): 3483–3490. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8269546/ 
  2. Catarina Bento, Ana C. Gonçalves, Branca Silva & Luís R. Silva (2022) Peach (Prunus Persica): Phytochemicals and Health Benefits, Food Reviews International, 38:8, 1703-1734, DOI: 10.1080/87559129.2020.1837861, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/87559129.2020.1837861 
  3. https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/general-nutrition/pick-peaches-for-healthy-nutrients/ 

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  1. Val

    August 27, 2023 , 6:30 am

    Sounds delicious…but this recipe is listed as dairy free. 1/2 c butter is listed an ingredient.

  2. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 10:56 am

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Val! You’re correct that this recipe calls for butter, which typically contains dairy. If you’re someone who follows a dairy-free diet, you’re more than welcome to swap in a dairy-free or vegan butter instead. 🙂
    – Shelby

  3. Lisa Gardhouse

    August 27, 2023 , 7:23 am

    I cleaned it up by removing all the sugar.
    It was gorgeous , thank you❤️

  4. Candycat

    August 27, 2023 , 8:18 am

    Great idea, Lisa. I’ll do the same👍

  5. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 10:37 am

    We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lisa!
    – Shelby

  6. Debbie

    September 10, 2023 , 8:00 am

    This looks really good. Lisa, what did you replace the sugar with? Date powder? I would need to eliminate the sugar as well. I’m wondering if using apples instead of peaches can be used as well.

  7. Virginia A Tullius

    August 27, 2023 , 8:09 am

    I have not tried this recipe, but would like to know how I can adjust 2 items since I am not on a gluten free diet:
    substitute unbleached flour for gluten free
    substitute what kind of starch for potato starch….(cornstarch?)

  8. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 12:42 pm

    Thank you for your interest in our recipe Virginia! You are more than welcome to swap gluten-free flour for regular flour, and potato starch for cornstarch in this recipe! You’ll have to let us know how you enjoy it. 🙂
    – Shelby

  9. Candycat

    August 27, 2023 , 8:16 am

    3 stars
    Great dessert, but, what about the suger: fat content?

  10. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 12:27 pm

    Thank you for your comment! This is a great question and something we can definitely consider adding when we come out with new recipes going forward. 🙂
    – Shelby

  11. DR

    August 27, 2023 , 8:21 am

    This says it’s GF DF, yet recipe calls for “1/2 cup butter chilled and grated”. That means it is not DF.

  12. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 12:23 pm

    Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention! We truly appreciate your feedback, which has been shared with our team to look into. Of course, do let us know if you have any questions!
    – Shelby

  13. Nancy Rose

    August 28, 2023 , 7:31 pm

    DR, you can use Earth Balance as a dairy and soy free substitution for the butter. I have used the Earth Balance in all my baking recipes without any issues. You just need to keep it cold, when cold butter is needed.

  14. Stirling Cousins

    August 27, 2023 , 9:39 am

    This recipe is listed as dairy free but it has butter as an ingredient. it also suggests serving it with ice cream. Butter and ice cream are not to dairy free.

  15. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 12:14 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Stirling! You are exactly right – butter and ice cream are typically not dairy-free, and your feedback has been shared with our team for consideration. In the meantime, if you observe a dairy-free diet, you may want to try this recipe with a vegan butter alternative, and with dairy-free/vegan ice cream! There are lots of great options available at most grocery stores. 🙂
    – Shelby

  16. Joan Willison

    August 27, 2023 , 1:36 pm

    How can you claim the recipe is dairy free when it contains butter?

  17. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 10:36 am

    Thank you for commenting, Joan! Rest assured I have shared your feedback with our team to look into. In the meantime, if you follow a dairy-free diet and want to try this recipe out, you’re welcome to substitute a dairy-free or vegan butter. Of course, do let us know if you have any other feedback! 🙂
    – Shelby

  18. Joy

    August 28, 2023 , 11:13 am

    Potato starch?? Any substitute?? Thanks

  19. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 12:43 pm

    Great question, Joy! You can definitely try to substitute another type of starch like corn starch in this recipe. We hope you enjoy it! 🙂
    – Shelby

  20. Cynthia Edwards

    August 28, 2023 , 8:59 am

    I am confused when you say this is a dairy free recipe. The last ingredient if 1/2 cup of butter. Butter is a dairy product; therefore, this recipe is not dairy free or is there something I do not know.

  21. Shelby AlgaeCal

    August 28, 2023 , 9:44 am

    Thank you for taking the time to point this out, Cynthia! I have shared your feedback with our team for consideration. In the meantime, you are absolutely correct that butter is a dairy product, as it’s typically made from milk. That said, if you follow a dairy-free diet, there are quite a few options for dairy-free or vegan butters at most grocery stores, and you’re more than welcome to use one of these options in this particular recipe. Hope this helps! 🙂

  22. Noelle O’Hanlon

    August 30, 2023 , 6:37 am

    Do nectarines contain the same health benefits as peaches ?

  23. Manja AlgaeCal

    August 30, 2023 , 7:21 am

    Noelle, it is our understanding that peaches and nectarines have similar nutrient profiles, with only a slight variation, so they provide almost the same health benefits.
    – Manja

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