This healthy peach crisp is easy to make with fresh or frozen peaches. This delicious vegan treat is perfect for sharing!

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Why I Love This Recipe

I adore homemade peach crisp, especially in summer when peaches are at their peak. Indulging in this dessert feels like capturing the essence of peach season in every bite. This recipe is easy to make with fresh or frozen peaches and is vegan-friendly, perfect for sharing. It’s simple to make but packed with freshness and flavor. It’s ready in about 40 minutes, creating a golden, crunchy topping that perfectly balances the juicy peach filling. Every bite is a delight and is made even more decadent with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

Ingredients & Substitutions

For the Peach Filling:

  • Peaches – Sliced frozen or fresh peaches are the star ingredient of this healthy peach crisp. They provide a natural sweetness that is perfect for this summertime dessert.
  • Maple Syrup – Maple syrup adds to the sweetness of the peaches without any additional refined sugars. Other sweeteners such as honey, agave syrup, or brown sugar should also work. 
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh lemon juice brightens the peach crisp’s summer flavors while balancing the sweetness. Bottled lemon juice can be used if needed. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile, giving the crisp some added depth.
  • Cornstarch – Cornstarch helps to thicken the crisp, binding it together so you get that perfect spoonful of crisp with a luscious texture. Arrowroot powder is another excellent gluten-free option for binding the fruit filling.

For the Crisp Topping:

  • Old-Fashioned Oats – Old-fashioned rolled oats create that classic crisp topping to complement the peach filling. Use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
  • Almond Flour – Almond flour adds to the crumbly crisp topping while keeping it gluten-free. Whole wheat flour or another gluten-free alternative, like oat flour, will also work.  
  • Pecans – Chopped pecans provide additional crunch and a delightful nutty flavor to the crisp topping. If you’re nut-free, you can swap them for sunflower seeds or omit them altogether.
  • Coconut Oil – Coconut oil binds together the topping and helps to give it a golden brown finish. Canola oil, vegetable oil, or melted vegan butter will also work.
  • Maple Syrup – Maple syrup adds a bit of sweetness and binds the crisp topping together. 
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon gives that toasty, warm flavor to this crispy oat topping.

How to Make Healthy Peach Crisp