When we went to Costco a couple of days ago, we picked up a flat of absolutely gorgeous fresh peaches...you know, the peaches that actually really smell like peaches? So many peaches we find in the store have absolutely no smell whatsoever. Since they're a bit higher in sugar than berries, I usually don't eat them very often, but hubby is a "Georgia boy" so we usually get them for him in the summer. Since this is a holiday, I decided to use them to make a special treat...grain and sugar free Easy Peach Crisp. I was always more of a nectarine person because they don't have fuzz; I'm just a little weird about putting fuzz in my mouth. LOL
I kept my crisp extremely simple without anything to distract from the fresh, ripe, sweet juicy peaches. And lucky for me, the peaches are peeled for this recipe (yay...no fuzz)! I did not add any sweetener to the peaches since they were naturally sweet enough (I used 3 peaches but you could add more if you wanted). The topping consisted of only blanched almond flour, a little bit of Swerve sweetener (or use other sweetener like xylitol), a touch of cinnamon and butter...along with my secret ingredient for adding just a tiny bit of "crisp" to my crisp...chia seeds! I figured they would add both fiber and crunch. This crisp could be made using a single baking dish such as a 12 x 7" casserole or 9" square baking dish, or any similar sized baking dish. I used 2 smaller 5 x 7" baking dishes. This crisp is not overly sweet and the peaches are the star...if you prefer your crisps a bit sweeter, you could increase the amount of sweetener, if desired. I snapped a few photos as well as included my easy peasy recipe below. Enjoy!
|Topped and ready for the oven|
Easy Peach Crisp - Grain & Sugar Free
3 to 4 fresh ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup Swerve sweetener (up to 1/2 cup, to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Layer peach slices in baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener and cinnamon. Add butter and cut in with a pastry/dough cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (or pulse briefly in a food processor). Stir in chia seeds. Sprinkle crumbly topping evenly over the peaches. Bake for 30 minutes or until peaches are bubbly and topping is golden brown.
*Note: If peaches used are not very sweet, increase amount of sweetener in topping by up to an additional 1/4 cup (also increase butter by 1 tablespoon to balance the additional dry ingredients). If desired, top warm crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, dollop of whipped cream or a simple drizzle of heavy cream.