Peach Crisp Recipe

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Healthy Crisp with Peaches is the latest installment in my life series, How to Eat Dessert for Breakfast.

Healthy Crisp with Peaches combines everything you seek in a fruit crisps—the juicy, gooey slices of fresh fruit, the toasty topping, the necessary scoop of ice cream—and transforms it into a super-charged breakfast of the gods.

Healthy Crisp with Peaches is everything your store bought parfait wishes it could be, but isn’t. If your pre-package yogurt with its baby-sized granola packet could marry a prince and be transformed, she would be crowned the Duchess of Healthy Crisp with Peaches. Let’s rule the breakfast dessert kingdom.

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Sure, I stand over my sink at 6:45 a.m. to demolish the last slice of blackberry cake before my husband wakes up and beats me to it, but that doesn’t count as breakfast, does it? In fact, I prefer to pretend that the hubs polished it off instead, then quickly move on to our real breakfast, something like Carrot Cake Pancakes (another dessert-for-breakfast entry in my life journal.)

Healthy Crisp with Peaches earns its place in the breakfast kingdom. It is a leaner, less-sweet crisp served with plain or vanilla yogurt that is reminiscent of a breakfast parfait, just 20,000 times more wonderful. The topping is made of oats, almonds, and whole wheat flour, as well as a bit of brown sugar and olive oil. Each serving boasts loads of fresh fruit (I used peaches, but feel free to choose any fruit you love), and with a a dollop of yogurt, this Healthy Crisp is an ideal way to begin your morning. Why buy fruit-flavored yogurts that are laden with sugar and artificial ingredients, when you can have a lovely dish of this Healthy Crisp instead?

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This recipe makes about four servings of Healthy Crisp with Peaches, can be enjoyed either warm or cold, and will last well throughout the week. Share with friends, or pack yourself a nice serving to bring to the office each morning. You will have a sunny day, and your coworkers will marvel in jealousy. We are ruling the dessert for breakfast kingdom! Clearly, we deserve another serving.

Looking for more fruit filled breakfasts? Try Megan’s Banana Bread Pancake Recipe too!

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Peach Crisp Recipe

Erin C.
Healthy peach crisp is an excellent breakfast. Easy, and oh so delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 282.94 kcal


  • 1 Peach
  • 2 Granulated Sugar
  • 1 All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Lemon Zest freshly grated
  • 0.125 Nutmeg (Ground) scant
  • 2 Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Light Brown Sugar
  • 0.5 Rolled Oats (not quick cooking)
  • 0.25 All-Purpose Flour
  • 0.25 Whole Wheat Flour
  • 0.25 Kosher Salt
  • 0.125 Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Almonds roughly chopped (You can also use pecans or walnuts)
  • Plain Greek Non Fat Yogurt


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 400°F. Cut peaches into thick wedges (6 to 8 per peach, depending on the size). If using apples or pears, cut the fruit into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • For the fruit filling: Place the fruit in a small bowl with and stir in the granulated sugar, all purpose flour, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Set aside to rest while you make the topping.
  • For the topping, melt the butter in a small saucepan with the olive oil, then stir in the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Next, stir in the oats, all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and cinnamon. Finish by stirring in the salt and almonds.
  • Transfer the fruit mixture to a small baking dish, such as a 1-quart gratin dish (a loaf pan will work in a pinch.) Sprinkle topping evenly over the fruit.
  • If making a peach, plum, apricot, cherry, or blueberry crisp (or any soft fruit): Bake for 15 minutes, cover crisp with aluminum foil to protect it from over browning, then bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the topping is lightly golden and the filling is hot and bubbly. If making an apple or pear crisp (with or without cranberries): Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, covering the top with foil half way through.


Calories: 282.94kcalCarbohydrates: 33.69gProtein: 2.88gFat: 14.44gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 73.63mgFiber: 3.22gSugar: 15.25g
Keyword Baked, Breakfasts, Easy, Fruit, Peaches, Stealthy Healthy
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