I really love to make desserts like this because they are really easy, and really healthy.  I think I mentioned in another post that I bought a huge bucket-o-peaches from the farm for under $4, so I was all about using them in everything.

My first job was at a bakery on a farm where we used to make really awesome pies.  It was one of my favorite jobs, and one I still remember fondly.  So I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane with this one.  It’s quite different than the one we used to make that involved a bottom crust, and lots of flour, sugar, and butter.  But the smell that fills the house still takes me back.  And the flavor is still comforting and delicious.

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to put on a good audiobook and tinker around in the kitchen (which is what I was doing when I made this crisp).  I feel then like I am relaxing with my fictitious friends while still being somewhat productive.  It also somehow makes the weekend feel longer than when I spend it vegging out in front of the TV (not that I am dissing that, it is my number 1 favorite thing to do on the weekend!).  I am thinking about sharing the current book I am listening to in case anyone is interested in checking it out.  My two hesitations are: 1. My playlists look an awful lot like I imagine a 16 year olds would, and 2. I sometimes listen to my favorites over and over again.  If any of you have any feelings on the matter, please sound off on the comments (I seriously love it when I get comments, like really really).  End of random ramblings and back to crisp!

Health highlight of peaches: Peaches are loaded with antioxidants including the carotenoids that give them their lovely orange hue.  They are a good source of niacin (a B vitamin) that is used in the body to process fats, stabilize blood sugar, and regulate cholesterol.  They are high in fiber and also a good source of vitamin C, and potassium.  The nutrients in peaches are great for eye sight and healthy skin.

Ingredients:

Topping:

¾ cup rolled Oats
1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
½ cup Pecans
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup

Filling:

2 tablespoons Ground Flax
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
8 Peaches (sliced)

 

Easy Instructions:

  • In a food processor make the topping
  • Toss the filling ingredients
  • Add the filling to a pie plate
  • Top with the topping
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until the top is crunchy and golden
  • Serve!!

Detailed Instructions:

  • In a large bowl toss all the filling ingredients together
  • In the food processor, add all the topping ingredients
  • Process in the food processor until the mixture begins to stick together and the nuts are well chopped
  • Add the filling to a 9 inch pie plate
  • Top evenly with the topping
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until the top is crunchy and golden
  • Serve!!

 

Current audiobook: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (I have listened to this more times than I care to admit, but it is amazing!!)

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