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
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the peaches in the bottom of an 8x8 glass baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, almonds, oats, salt, and cinnamon with a fork until small crumbs form. Slowly add water or non-dairy milk as needed until large crumbs form. Place the crumble on top of the peaches.
Bake 30-40 minutes, or until the fruit is fully baked and bubbling and the topping is golden.
Rebecca Firkser is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, among them Food52, TASTE, Edible Manhattan, Extra Crispy, The Strategist, and Bon Appetit's Healthyish and Basically. She contributed recipes and words to the book "Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day." Once upon a time, she studied theatre design and art history at Smith College, so if you need a last-minute avocado costume or want to talk about Wayne Thiebaud's cakes, she's your girl.