HEALTHY PEACH CRUMBLE

Healthy? YES HEALTHY. There is no refined sugars, oil or gluten in this peach crumble. It is made with 100% whole foods!  You may be thinking…ok alexa, then how is this even dessert? When it comes to desserts I typically go all in. I think its important to treat our selves with a decedent, not so healthy dessert …as long as it’s vegan. Although SOMETIMES I am able to make a dessert that is SO delicious yet HEALTHY. THANK GOD. Dessert without guilt is the the BEST.

So peach season in California is during the summer. As summer is coming to an end I knew I had to perfect this recipe ASAP to give all my Californians a chance to enjoy this bomb dessert before the peaches leave us! If you’re reading this and we are not in peach season, that is okay! You can use apples or even a mix of berries! In the past I have spiced up the peaches by making it a “peach filling” as you would for a pie, where I sautéed the peaches in a concoction of spices and sugars… Although I have learned that there really is no need for that. When you have a sweet, ripe and flavorful peach it can stand alone! So seriously you guys, it is as simple as chopping up the peaches & THAT IS IT as far as the filling goes!

As for this crumble. OH BOY it is so good. Dates and oats work so well together. Traditional crumbles have loads of butter and while we could have used vegan butter…a little combination of nut and coconut butter can do the job just fine! Remember goal is to make this so healthy we can acceptably eat it for breakfast… hehe.

So lets talk about that generous, luscious ice cream scoop on top of the crumble (I used one of my FAVORITE non dairy ice creams Nadamoo vanilla bean). Is that healthy too? hmmm complex question… I would say miles healthier then dairy ice cream but does not necessarily fall under the “whole foods”, healthy, clean, whatever you want to call it umbrella. But hey! balance? Maybe compromise a scoop of ice cream since the crumble is healthy! or just leave it out, OR make your own “nice cream”. Whatever your heart desires, enjoy every bite!

HEALTHY PEACH CRUMBLE

Author: Alexa Soto

Recipe type: Dessert

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| Total time: 25 | Prep time: 10 |

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INGREDIENTS

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6 (yellow & ripe) peaches, diced

Crumble

1 cup oat flour (or you can make your own, see step 3)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch salt

6 Medjool dates, pitted

1 tbsp cashew butter or any nut butter of your choice

1/2 cup filtered water

1 tbsp coconut butter

1/3 cup walnuts

3/4 cup rolled oats

INSTRUCTIONS

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1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Dice peaches into small cubes and set aside

3.To make your own oat flour, place 1 cup of rolled oats in a blender and pulse until flour begins to form. Pour into a bowl and set aside.

3. In a high speed blender or food processor combine pitted dates, water, coconut butter, nut butter and blend until ingredients are well combined and a paste begins to form. Pour this mixture into a large bowl along with oat flour, cinnamon and salt.

4. Mix well with a spatula and then add your rolled oats and walnuts.

5. You can use your hands to mix to give it more of a “crumbled” look.
6. Scoop diced peaches into your single size serving containers 3/4 of a way full.

7.Then cover each container with crumble,  this should be about 1/4 cup of crumble for each peach crumble.

8. Place each peach crumble on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

9. You can enjoy as is or top off with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice-cream, a sprinkle of extra walnuts, a drizzle of nut butter and ENJOY.

September 13, 2017
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