This is an easy recipe for Healthy Peach Crisp that uses pre-made granola. It’s a delicious breakfast that will feed a crowd. Or you can store the peach crisp into individual containers and enjoy them as pre-made breakfasts.
This is an easy recipe for Healthy Peach Crisp that uses pre-made granola. It requires little effort and breakfast is ready in no time! It's perfect for busy families, and a great way to get kids to eat fruit, whole grains and nuts (use a granola variety with nuts) for breakfast.
It's also a delicious recipe that will feed a crowd. Or you can store the Healthy Peach Crisp into individual containers and enjoy them as pre-made breakfasts.
The recipe is straightforward. Essentially you're just baking peaches topped with granola, and serving it with yogurt. There's not a lot that can go wrong when making this recipe, but I'll share a few tips.
This Healthy Peach Crisp is easy to make and a delicious family breakfast served with yogurt
My goal is to give you a Healthy Peach Crisp that is sweet enough for breakfast, but not too sweet that it turns out to be a traditional peach crumble dessert. You'll find that the amount of sugar in this recipe is less than what you might come across in other peach crisp or peach crumble recipes.
Ultimately though, the sweetness of your final peach crisp will depend on the natural sweetness of the peaches you use, and the brand of granola you use.
This recipe works best with a granola that is (1) plain and simple, without dried fruit and (2) low in sugar. A plain honey granola is fine, but a granola with added nuts works the best. My favorite granola to use when making this Healthy Peach Crisp is a honey nut granola that has both almonds and hazelnuts.
Use a granola that is low in sugar for this healthy peach crisp
With regards to the varying sweetness of store bought granolas, I don't often see granolas with less than 11 grams of sugar per 100 grams serving size. So that's my target when looking to buy a lower sugar granola variety. Surprisingly, some granolas have upwards of over 25 grams of sugar per 100 grams serving size!
So keep an eye on the sugar level in the granola that you choose to use.
This recipe also gives you a range for how much sugar to add in with the peaches. It's always difficult giving an exact amount of sugar to add in fruit based recipes, especially because fruits vary so much in sweetness. I'd suggest to err on the low sugar side, and adjust it at the end if you absolutely need more sugar.
Once the peach crisp is finished, if you would like it sweeter, you can always add maple syrup or honey, or serve it with a sweetened yogurt (honey or vanilla yogurt work beautifully on top of this Healthy Peach Crisp).
This Healthy Peach Crisp is delicious served warm, but equally tasty as a cold grab 'n go make ahead breakfast
You can serve this Healthy Peach Crisp warm - it's delicious with a hot cup of coffee! Or you can refrigerate it and serve it cold.
Dividing up the pie and putting them in single portions makes it easy if you have a family you're feeding. Everyone can grab their own bowl or jar, and eat when they are ready. You can even bring it with you to work, school, or to the gym (for a post-workout snack, of course).
Just a note though that when saving this Healthy Peach Crisp overnight, the granola topping softens a bit. I find that the peach crisp is just as tasty, but a different texture. If you want a very crunchy top, enjoy this Healthy Peach Crisp out of the oven.
Make your own granola to use in this peach crisp recipe
Healthy Peach Crumble with Granola (Vegan, GF, Dairy Free)Print Recipe Save RecipeSaved!
- 6-8 medium firm peaches (about 800 grams) - peeled, stone removed, and cut into 8 slices each (see notes for a quick method for peeling peaches)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 ½ tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 2 cups granola (use GF for GF option)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- yogurt (use vegan yogurt for vegan option) - for serving
- Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C. Grease an 8-inch (20-cm) pie tin with oil.
- In a large bowl, combine the arrow root powder and lemon juice together to form a slurry. Stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract and ground ginger.
- Add in the peaches and toss to coat.
- Pour the peaches into the pie tin. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the peaches have started to soften. The exact time will depend on how ripe your peaches are.
- In the meantime, in a medium bowl, combine the granola with the olive oil.
- When the peaches have started to soften, remove from the oven and give them a good stir. Top with the granola mixture, and lightly press the granola into the pie tin with the back of a spoon.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F / 175°C. Return the pie tin to the middle rack of the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the peaches have softened to your preference. If the granola starts to brown too quickly, cover the pie tin with aluminium foil and continue baking.
- Serve warm or cold. With or without a yogurt of your choice.