This Gluten Free Peach Crisp is the perfect way to use the last peaches of the season. It takes little to no time to prep and will leave you looking like super mom (and your kitchen smelling like a million bucks)!
Crisps have to be one of my favourite ways to use up extra fruit in the summer time. I love living in the Okanagan where I can go to a local market and pick up a flat of whatever’s in season. Sometimes my eyes are bigger than our stomachs and we’re left with heaps of leftover fruit that needs to be used somehow! Enter, this Gluten Free Peach Crisp. Or really any crisp, who am I kidding… it’s our go-to dessert all year long.
My cousins Sam and Steph have Celiac disease along with my Aunt Mary so I wanted to create a dessert we could all enjoy together. And quite frankly you don’t even miss the gluten here! There’s certainly no compromise in flavour, and I love the fact that the oat flour contains extra heart-healthy fibre versus the traditional white flour that’s used in this old-fashioned recipe.
You can also make this dessert vegan simply by substituting a vegan butter into your crisp topping (be sure to use one that is labelled gluten free if that’s important to you). What I like most about this dessert is how crazy easy it is to make.
Just a head’s up; it does take a little time to bake so make sure you leave yourself enough time if you’re taking it to a family get together or serving it as dessert to your family. It will otherwise be pure torture for them to have to wait with that delicious smell wafting from the oven!
I have tried adding 2 teaspoons of corn starch to the peaches before baking and doing it without adding it – and after much back and forth I think I prefer it without the corn starch (it is much juicier). BUT if you prefer a bit of a more dense and firm crisp by all means, just stir in a teaspoon or two of corn starch into the peaches before putting them in the baking dish, which will help thicken the juices.
If after this crisp you STILL have some leftover peaches try this Peach Cherry Salsa, these Spiked Peach Hibiscus Popsicles or this stunning Grilled Peach and Corn Salad with Spicy Prawns. Or try simply sliced peaches to your oatmeal for breakfast – my current crush! If you loved this Gluten Free Peach Crisp you’ll probably also love this Gluten Free Apple Crisp as we head into fall!
Gluten Free Peach Crisp
This Gluten Free Peach Crisp is a delicious way to use up all those juicy, ripe peaches sitting on your counter!
- 10 cups sliced peeled peaches (fresh or frozen)
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free)
- 3/4 cup oat flour (gluten free)
- 2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup melted butter, vegan butter or coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish.
In a large bowl combine the oats, oat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together and stir in the melted butter to combine. This is your crisp topping!
Place the peaches in a large bowl and stir 1/4 cup of the crisp topping into the peaches. Transfer the peaches to the prepared baking dish and evenly top with the remaining oat mixture (don't pack it).
Bake until the peaches are soft and the topping is golden brown, around an hour. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or nice cream if desired!