I've got a new and updated recipe for Peach Coconut Crisp!
What could more perfect than a hot summer day with blue skies, zero smog (yes, we worry about these things in Toronto) and a day to play? Well my dear, this dessert I made on the weekend - Peach Blueberry Crisp!! Yes, this is as lovely as a perfect summer day. It tasted as divine as it looks!
So I ended up with two baskets of peaches in my hand because the smell lured me over at the market. I arrived home, made dinner and thought to myself, what am I going to do with these peaches (aside from eat them one-by-one)?
The very sweet smell was a good indication they wouldn't last forever and Walker wasn't going to let that happen either (aka the peach monster) as he ate three in a row!! So rather than let the fruit flies get to them or the fruit monster, I decided to whip up this quick and easy dessert!
Peaches are nutrient-dense little balls of sweetness. Here's what you need to know:
Nutrients in peaches such as lycopene and lutein help protect the heart and eyes.
The high beta-carotene content makes them important heart health foods. Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.
A good source of disease-fighting fibre.
Peaches are a good source of immune-boosting and beautifying vitamin C.
Peaches are a rich source of potassium. In fact, 1 peach has 308mg per peach whereas a banana has about 400.
Peach Blueberry Crisp
1 cup fresh blueberries (frozen is fine too, just drain off the water)
8 small, sliced peaches (leave skin on if organic)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Muesli or Dorset cereal (If you don't have either of these, combine 3/4 cup oats, 1/4 coconut flakes, 2 tbsp raisins or dried cranberries)
3 tbsp coconut sugar (this might not even be necessary because the peaches are SO sweet -- you decide)
1/4 cup softened or melted organic coconut oil
Method: Combine your peaches, blueberries and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Once the fruit is covered lightly with cinnamon, place in a baking dish. If you want a deep crisp use a small baking dish. I used a small size lasagna pan as you can see. Combine the topping ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Spoon the topping over the fruit, pop in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and voila!
Makes about 4-6 healthy servings. In fact, I schlopped some greek yogurt on top and enjoyed it as breakfast two days in a row!
Tis the season for blueberries and peaches, so here's another delicious and nutritionist-approved recipe: Blueberry Spelt Pancakes with Peaches and Walnuts!
Joyous Health to you!