Delicious, easy, and oil-free, this Peach and Nectarine Crumble is a summer favorite.
Fall might be on its way, but Summer is not over just yet ! I personally intend to enjoy every single minute left of this beautiful season. The sun, the blue sky, slow days, travels… Summer has to be my favorite season. And don’t get me started on the amazing variety of seasonal produce this time of year. Zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, berries, peaches, nectarines (only to name a few)… These are so flavorful, full of vitamins, and very versatile.
If you love summer fruits and vegetables as much as I do, stick around, because I have some delicious new recipes coming your way ! Starting with this one: Peach and Nectarine Crumble.
I love this Peach and Nectarine Crumble so much because it doesn’t involve a lot of ingredients, is easy to make, and oil-free. Oh and bonus-point: it’s actually pretty low in added sugar. There is only one and a half tablespoons of maple syrup in the entire recipe. By now you have probably realized that I don’t like my desserts and snacks to be too sweet. When peaches and nectarines are in season and ripe, they are naturally so sweet that they don’t need much to shine.
The recipe for this Peach and Nectarine Crumble is straight-forward and easy to make. You start by prepping the fruits, and simmering them gently on low along with the cornstarch mixture and lemon juice. In the meantime, you can prepare the crumble by mixing together the oats, almond meal, almond butter, apple sauce and maple syrup. Definitely use your hands for this, it’s the way to go for a crumble. Finally, add the fruit mixture to a lightly greased pan and top with your crumble. Bake until golden brown and enjoy !
This Peach and Nectarine Crumble is delicious on its own, but try it with a dollop of coconut yogurt or ice-cream to take it to the next level. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Don’t waste any time and make this crumble while peaches and nectarines are still in season !
A few final notes:
- It is best to serve this crumble warm. Just wait 15 minutes after taking it out of the oven and serve it with non-dairy yogurt or ice-cream. The combination of the warm crumble and the cold creamy yogurt is dreamy !
- If you have leftovers, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Simply reheat them in the oven before serving (otherwise it will be a bit soggy).
Peach and Nectarine Crumble
- 1 + 1/3 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of almond meal
- 1/4 cup of almond butter
- 1 + 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of unsweetened apple sauce
- 5 cups of sliced peaches and nectarines (about half and half)*
- 2 tbsp of corn starch or tapioca starch
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
In a saucepan (non-stick), add the sliced peaches, nectarines, and lemon juice. Turn the heat on low.
In a small bowl, combine together the corn starch and 1/3 cup of water until completely dissolved (this is called a "slurry"). Pour the slurry in the saucepan, stir gently to combine.
Simmer gently on low for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time. Then, set aside for 5 minutes so it thickens and cools a little.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F).
In a big bowl, combine the oats, almond meal, almond butter and maple syrup. Use your (clean) hands for this, it's easier !
Lightly grease a pan with some coconut oil. I used a round pan, with a diameter of 22 cm (9 inches).
Pour the peach and nectarine mixture in the pan, and top it with the crumble.
Bake for 45 minutes and then 2 minutes under the grill (checking that it doesn't burn). It should be golden brown.
Remove the crumble from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy it with a dollop of coconut yogurt or non-dairy ice-cream.
* You can peel the fruits or choose not to (make sure they're organic though !), it's up to you. I usually peel the peaches because I'm not a fan of the texture of their skin, but leave the nectarines unpeeled.
Looking for another fruity dessert idea ? You might like these Apple and Cinnamon Muffins !
Let me know what you think if you try this recipe 🙂 Don’t forget to pin this recipe if you want to make it later ! And if you share it on Instagram, tag me @wandersandgreens and use the hashtag #wandersandgreens, it would make me so so happy to see your recreations !