Crisp is my go-to picnic recipe. Not only is it delicious served piping hot on a blustery spring day in the park (if you're one of those people who times everything perfectly,) but it's also fantastic at room temperature or cold-- a treat that can be enjoyed at any temperature + peaches just spells happiness in my book! I'm a fan of making crisps vegan (and gluten free); there's nothing sadder than when one is proudly ladling out a homemade dessert and a friend announces they'll be abstaining because of dietary restrictions. Don't retreat in horror from the lack of butter! Coconut oil is magic. —Rebecca Firkser
an 8x8 crisp (or 4 6-inch crisps)
peaches, cut into wedges
coconut oil (solid)
gluten free oat flower
water or non-dairy milk
In This Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the peaches in the bottom of an 8x8 glass baking dish.
In another bowl, combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, almonds, oats, salt, and cinnamon with a fork until small crumbs form. Add oat flour. Slowly add water or non-dairy milk as needed until large crumbs form. Place the crumble on top of the peaches with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bake 30-40 minutes (checking every 5 minutes after the first 30) until the fruit is fully baked and bubbling and the crumble is golden. Eat it all yourself directly out of the pan with a fork and a glass of champagne- I mean, serve at your next picnic!