Perfect Peach Crisp

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Nothing screams summer like a perfect peach crisp! Whip up this easy dessert that comes complete with a golden crumble topping. Enjoy!

peach crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a square baking dish

Perfect Peach Crisp Recipe

This peach crisp recipe truly is the perfect summer dessert. It’s super sweet and flavorful and is best served warm right out of the oven. You’re going to love the golden brown crumble topping, too!

Why make peach crisp?

Seasonal: if you’re all about using seasonal produce, then this peach crisp is perfect for those warm summer nights!

Healthier: we love crisp recipes because they are fruit-based, making them a healthier dessert option. This crisp only has 1/4 cup of added sugar.

Easily Gluten-Free: to make this peach crisp gluten free, simply make sure you are using gluten-free rolled oats and swap the white whole wheat flour for gluten-free flour.

sliced peaches in a bowl topped with flour and spices

Peach Crisp – What You Need

  • Peaches: fresh or frozen peaches will work for this peach crisp recipe! Be sure to let your peaches thaw and drain them if you’re using frozen peaches.
  • Maple syrup: maple adds deliciously rich sweetness to this crisp.
  • White whole wheat flour: you need flour for both the peach filling and the peach crisp topping.
  • Rolled oats: the rolled oats in the peach crisp topping adds a bite and they turn the most delicious golden brown color.
  • Light brown sugar: we sweeten the oat topping up with a little brown sugar.
  • Salted butter: the butter acts as a both a binder for the topping and creates the perfect golden brown color.
  • Ground cinnamon & ginger: we love the flavors that cinnamon and ginger add to this peach crisp.
  • Salt: the salt in this recipe enhances all of the flavors this peach crisp recipe.

Substitution Options

Don’t have everything you need for this recipe or do you want to make a substitution? Here are some options!

white whole wheat flour –> all-purpose flour or almond flour

rolled oats –> quick cooking oats

light brown sugar –> white sugar or maple syrup

butter –> coconut oil

peach crisp ingredients in a baking dish

How to Make Peach Crisp – Step by Step

Preheat & Prep

Preheat the oven to 400ºF and spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 

Prep Peach Filling

In a large bowl, toss together the sliced peaches, white whole wheat flour, ginger, and cinnamon. Be sure all the peaches are coated in the flour and spice mixture. 

Why is there flour in this peach crisp filling? Adding flour to the peach filling is the thickening agent in the blueberry crisp.

Pour the peaches into the greased 8×8 pan and spread them out evenly. 

Make Crumble Topping

Prepare the crumble topping of the crisp by adding the following to a bowl and mix together:

  • rolled oats
  • white whole wheat flour
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • salt  

Then, add in a stick of softened butter and use a fork (or your hands!) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it forms little crumbles.

peach crisp add-ins

It is always fun to mix things up by adding ingredients into the crumble topping! Below are some fun ideas!

  • sliced almonds
  • chopped pecans
  • flax seeds
peach crisp crumble topping in a bowl

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All Together Now

Evenly spread the crumble topping over the peaches in the baking dish.

Bake

Bake at 400ºF for 40-50 minutes or until:

  • the peach filling begins to bubble
  • the peaches are at the desired consistency (soft, but not mushy!)
  • the crumble topping begins to brown

Let Cool & Enjoy!

Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.

peach crisp toppings

Serve this perfect peach crisp as-is or top it with any of the following:

  • Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Greek yogurt
peach crisp with crumble topping ready to be baked

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Frozen vs. Fresh Peaches

Fresh peaches are our go-to for this recipe, but if you only have frozen peaches on hand, that will absolutely work, too! Just make sure you let your frozen peaches thaw completely and drain any excess liquid.

What about canned peaches? We do not recommend using canned peaches for this crisp as they are a much softer texture and contain more liquid than fresh or frozen peaches.

peach crisp in a bowl with vanilla ice cream

Storing Peach Crisp

We recommend refrigerating this peach crisp, covered, for up to 5 days. Feel free to reheat when serving and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Freezing Peach Crisp

Yes, you can freeze this crisp! We recommend freezing the peach crisp before baking. Make the peach crisp recipe as written in a freezer and oven safe container. Cover the container with saran wrap and freeze until ready to prepare the crisp.

Why freeze it? Make this dessert recipe for family and friends (or yourself!) to have a dessert recipe on hand for last-minute gatherings.

peach crisp in a square baking dish

Peach Crisp Recipe

Nothing screams summer like a perfect peach crisp! Whip up this easy dessert that comes complete with a golden crumble topping. Enjoy!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Fat 10 Carbs 46 Protein 3

Yield 46 1x

Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 cups sliced peaches
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the sliced peaches, white whole wheat flour, ginger, and cinnamon. Be sure the peaches are coated in all the flour and spices. 
  3. Pour the peaches into the greased pan and spread them out evenly. Set aside. 
  4. Prepare the topping of the crisp by adding the rolled oats, white whole wheat flour, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl and mix the ingredients together. 
  5. Then, add in a stick of softened butter and use a fork (or your hands) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it forms little crumbles.
  6. Evenly spread the crumble topping over the peaches in the baking dish.
  7. Bake at 400ºF for 40-50 minutes or until the peach filling begins to bubble, the peaches are at the desired consistency, and the crumble topping begins to brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips & Notes

  • If using frozen peaches, we recommend letting them thaw before baking,

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 286 Sugar: 30 Sodium: 177 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 46 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 25

Author: Linley RichterCategory: DessertsMethod: OvenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegetarian

Keywords: peach crisp

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.

About Emily Richter

Emily spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing and advertising roles and started side-hustling with Fit Foodie Finds in Fall of 2015. She joined Team Fit Foodie full-time in the Spring of 2018. Em lives in Minneapolis with her husband and dog, and manages FFF business operations as well as all things sponsorships and brand collaborations.

Perfect Peach Crisp originally appeared on FitFoodieFinds.com

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