A healthy Paleo dessert that tastes sinful! These individual blueberry peach crisps are free of refined-sugars, gluten, dairy, and grains, but taste AMAZING. Top with coconut whipped cream for a guilt-free summer treat. This recipe is also vegan!
I love summer for so many reasons – endless sunshine, beach/pool days, tomatoes, sweet corn, and PEACHES. I absolutely love fresh peaches. Like tomatoes and sweet corn, peaches have a short “in season” window. You can only get the best during the mid/end of summer. Those three foods are ones that I never buy in the grocery store because if I do I always end up disappointed.
Our CSA has been amazing this summer – every week we get more and more goodies. It’s like having your own garden, but without all the work! Though, I do miss being in the garden and can’t wait to be able to have one again.
We have been getting a weekly supply of peaches with every CSA bag. They are, without a doubt, the best peaches I’ve ever had. Probably because I never had a peach fresh off of the tree, but seriously, they are amazing. We’ve also been getting tons of blueberries. I love peaches and blueberries together, and I love fruit crisps. So, obviously I had to make a peach-blueberry one!
Not only is this dessert super easy to make, but it’s actually healthy. It’s Paleo, so it’s dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and vegan! I can assure you that it doesn’t taste healthy at all. Kyle gobbled it right up and had no clue that it wasn’t loaded with sugar and butter. Heck, I even surprised myself with this one.
The filling is really simple. Just toss together fresh peaches and blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Divide the filling evenly into 4 single-serving ramekins, or you can also make this in one larger pan.
Next, using the same bowl, make the topping. The crisp topping consists of almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. The baking soda and lemon juice react during baking to allow the topping to rise slightly, which gives it a light texture. The flavor of this topping is to-die-for. I can’t even believe how good it tastes!
Now just bake it until the topping is golden and the fruit is tender and you’ll be enjoying dessert in no time!
Once the crisp is done baking, let it cool before digging in. I do love a warm crisp, but this actually tastes even better at room temperature or cold. To keep this completely Paleo-friendly, top it with coconut whipped cream.
To make coconut whipped cream, refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk and when it’s completely cold, open the can and scoop the thick cream off the top. Whip it in your stand mixer or with a hand mixer, and add a little honey or maple syrup to sweeten it if you choose.
I was out of coconut milk, but had heavy cream on hand, so I just used whipped cream for topping mine. While it was a bit more indulgent, it was delicious 🙂
The quality of fruit makes a huge difference in this recipe. The fresher and sweeter the peaches and blueberries are, they less sweetener you’ll have to use. I used 3 tablespoons of maple syrup in the whole recipe, but I probably could have used less.
If you like ice cream on your fruit crisps, but want to keep this dairy-free, try a coconut ice cream. I’ve seen tons of flavors at Whole Foods and they are delicious! You’d never know it’s made with coconut milk.
Healthy dessert totally sounds like an oxymoron, but I assure you with this recipe, it’s possible!
- 2 Fresh Peaches, sliced
- 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries
- ½ Lemon, juiced
- 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ Cup Almond Flour
- ¼ Cup Shredded Coconut
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
- Preheat the oven to 350º.
- In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, fresh blueberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Toss well and divided evenly among 4 ramekins.
- In the same bowl, combine the almond flour, shredded coconut, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, maple syrup, coconut oil, and lemon juice. Using your hands, mix it together until all of the liquid is absorbed into the flour mixture. You’ll have coarse crumbles.
- Top each ramekin of fruit evenly with the crumbles.
- Bake the fruit crisps for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let the crisps cool completely before serving.
- Top with coconut whipped cream or coconut ice cream, if desired.
- *You can make these up to two days in advance. Just let them cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- To avoid any oven spills, I like to place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This looks so amazing, Keri! I love how much healthier it is. My favorite thing ever is when something healthy tastes like unhealthy junk food :). So satisfying!
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Thanks Annie! You’re right, it is so satisfying! No post-dessert guilt with this one!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Fresh summer peaches are the best! I have such a weakness for fruit crisps and love that you made them individual serving sizes! They look fantastic and the fact that they are healthier too means it’s totally guilt free 🙂
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I just love individual desserts! Thanks Kelly!
Maya @ Treats and Eats says
Keri, this looks so good! I love any crisp and your healthy blueberry peach combo sounds totally perfect. Also, I’m jealous of your CSA! We always think about signing up but never do. Sounds like you love yours?
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Me too Maya! And yes I absolutely LOVE my CSA! We got so lucky with the one we found because it goes year round and you can join anytime and pay weekly. The produce is wonderful!
Blueberries and peaches? Sign me up! That’s my favorite combo! I saw that you posted a picture of this last night and as soon as I opened my eyes this morning I jumped on the computer to check it out. I will be trying this for sure!
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It really is an amazing combo! Let me know how you like it. I already can’t wait to make it again! Thanks Ali!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
This looks so DROOLICIOUS, Keri! I love blueberries, and peaches. But never tried this combo before — sounds amazing! And so loved how much healthy it is. Need to try this ASAP!
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Thanks Anu! It’s such a great combo – you’ll love it!!
Savita @ ChefDeHome says
This crisp looks very delicious, Keri! and fact that it is also Paleo is super awesome! Loving the single serve option too!
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Thanks Savita! 🙂
Jessica | A Happy Food Dance says
Every time I read a post you talk about your CSA box, I always think – I NEED TO TRY ONE! Our neighbor gets one and everything you make from it looks so delish – especially these crisps. And I can’t believe they are paleo – so good!
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You really do NEED to try one! It’s amazing! Thanks Jessica!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Gah, Super Easy, Super Delicious, Fruit Filled And Healthy? That is like allllll the keys to my heart! Love this girlfriend! And that coconut whipped cream you topped it with? OMG. I need this in my life! I have a bunch of peaches and blueberries hanging out in my kitchen- almost like they knew I was going to come to your site and fall in love with this crisp! Cant wait to make this! <3 cheers girlie!!
You DO need this in your life. How perfect that you have peaches and blueberries just waiting to be made into a crisp! Thanks Cheyanne!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I love summer for the fresh produce, too! And peaches are one of my favorites. I will be so sad when the farmer’s markets come to an end this year! I’m loving these individual crisps, Keri! Such a great idea so that you don’t get tempted with an entire pan…because I know I would eat it all! Love this combo, too!
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Thanks Gayle! I had to do individual servings because I definitely would eat the whole pan!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This looks fantastic!! I love fruit crisps especially when they are individual! Love the idea of topping this with coconut whipped cream!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I’m so spoiled to live in the Carolinas because our peaches are the best! This crisp look awesome and I love all your creativity to make it vegan and everything free!
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Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
This peach crisp is absolutely gorgeous! This is making me want to run back to the store and get even more peaches!
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Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner says
Oh I love crisps and yours looks so beautiful! I just like seriously need this in my mouth. Like now. Thanks for sharing, Keri! 😀
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Thanks Kennedy! I’m about ready to make more 🙂
Willie Cirigliano says
In any case, I love crisps, so this will be added to my repertoire for sure THANKS! The ingredients are compliant, but when you put them together, this dessert violates the spirit of the Whole30.
Looks delicious! What size ramekins did you use? Thanks!
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