Ah, peach season is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a gluten-free peach crisp recipe. Right?
After looking at the amazing peaches on sale at the farmer’s market, I knew I had to make a simple yet tasty gluten-free peach dessert.
At first I wanted to make gluten-free peach pie, but if you’re a gluten-free baker, you know gluten-free pie crust is near impossible to make and it doesn’t always taste all that great either.
Instead of slaving in the kitchen trying to make a gluten-free pie crust work, I simply flipped the recipe and turned it into a gluten-free peach crisp. A crisp is so easy to make as you spread the fruit in a pan and then top it with a sweet, crumbly streusel topping. No rolling and no stressing.
Peaches are such a wonderful fruit. Just look at those amazing colors!! Peaches are full of natural juices and are super versatile in baking. Simply put, peaches make an incredible seasonal dessert.
Beyond beauty, peaches are rich in vitamin A, beta carotene (which gives the peach its strong red/orange color) and vitamin C. They contain loads of antioxidants that help combat free radicals in the body and stave off colds and diseases.
Now, I won’t lie, this dessert isn’t exactly a health food. It has sugar and a bit of white flour (I used Bob’s 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour*) in it.
However, for all intents and purposes, it’s a better choice than most baked goods that have sugar and white flours that easily convert to sugar in the body. With a fruit crisp, you limit your white flour intake and get some of the nutrients from the fruit. Plus, I use gluten-free whole rolled oats* to add whole grains, which is slower to digest and won’t leave you with that ultra sugar high feeling.
Go ahead and indulge a little in this sweet, tangy and colorful gluten-free peach crisp. Your family and friends will say, “I can’t believe this is gluten-free,” and they’ll demand you make it every time peaches are in season!
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