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I AM BACK! What a wonderful summer it has been. I made a conscious decision to set aside this healthy food blog for a few months and simply focus on spending time with my family. I know that it is very important to SLOW down and ENJOY the beauty of living. I try to be mindful and focus on being in the present moment FULLY. This summer I truly enjoyed travelling, savoring deliciously healthy food, lots of snuggling with my boys, standing in awe at the beauties of nature, exercising, sleeping in, and exploring new places. I highly recommend unplugging from the busyness of life.
I love being a wife and mother and cherish the time I spend with my family. Now that we are back in the “routine” of work, school, church, etc. I have recommitted myself to make our family mealtime more meaningful. This requires planning and effort on my part, however, I know how important it is to sit down together as a family at the end of the day. We come together and offer a prayer over our food and then we enjoy a healthy meal together. We talk about the comings and goings of the day, we teach table manners, and we laugh a lot! Research has proven that children benefit from eating together as a family in many ways. I will be sharing more about the logistics of making family mealtime work in future posts…
Now, on to this super yummy dessert! This past month, I have had access to the best peaches at my local farmers market. They are so sweet and juicy. I usually buy organic blueberries in bulk at Costco because we eat them everyday. I wanted to combine these fruits in a light dessert and this is what happened. Because I have an oat allergy, I struggle to find really good crisp recipes – I have thrown out so many yucky, gummy, tasteless crisps over the years! I hit success with this one!
The fruit bakes up perfectly in this recipe and the crisp topping has just the right amount of nutty, coconut flavor. I love the textural element of the coconut and pecans against the softness of the fruit – it’s SO GOOD! I have made this several times over the past months and it has never lasted more than a day. This dessert is easy to make and the perfect end to a family meal. Enjoy!
- 3 cups sliced peaches, 1 cup blueberries
- 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup hazelnut meal (or almond flour)
- 1/3 cup shredded or desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add fruit directly to a 9×9-inch or similar size dish. Top with maple syrup, arrowroot, and lemon juice and toss to combine.
- To a large mixing bowl, add the hazelnut meal, coconut, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Then add coconut oil and mix again until evenly distributed. Taste a little and see if it’s sweet enough to your liking. Add either more coconut sugar or a little maple syrup.
- Spread the crisp topping evenly over the fruit. Bake uncovered on the center oven rack for 40-45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
- Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve as is, or with this Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days. (Adapted from Recipe Source: Minimalist Baker)