This healthy peach crisp is an easy summer dessert packed with juicy peaches and a crisp oat topping that happens to be gluten-free. Baked in a mini cast-iron skillet, this may be the cutest dessert I’ve had in a while.
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Happy first day of summer! Summer is synonymous with porch swings, long days, the sweetest South Carolina peaches one ever could eat and peach cobbler!
Finding a recipe for a healthy peach cobbler that tastes good may seem fruitless but there’s hope. This recipe gets a little extra flavor from fresh ginger, maple and cinnamon and an irresistible crunch from a buttery oat topping!Make this easy Gluten-Free Skillet Peach Crisp for 2! #Peaches
If you know me at all, you know I LOVE peach season. Peaches are a southern summer staple. I’ve said it before but I feel like life is moving at warp speed these days. The first peaches of the season take me back to a simpler time and place.
Back in the day, I remember my Grandma buying a bushel of peaches a few times during the summer. She’d get them from a man who’d come by the house with all kinds of fruits and vegetables on his truck. The basket was wooden and held together with wire. We’d eat a few peaches and peel and freeze the rest. She’d cook some that weekend – simply stewed down with sugar and served with biscuits.
I realize this makes me sound ancient. I’m not. This was probably in the late 80s. I grew up in a very rural part of the country so things may have been a little slower. We had supermarkets but Grandma got our fruits and vegetables from our little garden on the side of the house or direct from farmers most of the time. But I digress…
This month we are celebrating a Recipe Redux birthday with a bunch of mini-desserts. Sweet! Like always, I looked to what I already had on hand and some of my favorite ingredients for inspiration. I came up with this mini skillet peach crisp as a simple dessert that’s ready for the oven in under 10 minutes.
So this is my first cobbler, crisp or crumble of the summer. Though I’m not eating a lot of oatmeal in the mornings anymore, I have a huge canister in the pantry that I need to use up.
I used the whole oats to make a gluten-free flour to help create a more crisp-like texture. To do this, simply take whole rolled oats and pulse them in a blender or food processor until it’s ground into a flour-like consistency. I used the Nutri-Bullet and it took just a few seconds.
The butter? The butter makes this a crisp. I guess you could use cold coconut oil but I like the flavor and crispiness the butter provides. It’s just a tablespoon… go wild!
I got these little skillets a while ago but had not really used them. I’ve now fallen in love with them so best believe this won’t be the last time you see these cuties. I’ve got all kinds of ideas swirling!
This peach crisp recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled. Use ramekins if you don’t just happen to have these mini-skillets in your house. You can also make it in a regular-sized pan but where’s the fun in that?!
Got leftover peaches?
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Skillet Ginger Peach Crisp for Two
- 2 medium ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks (reserve a couple slices for top)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup oat flour (see notes)
- 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- pinch of coarse salt
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prep 2 small cast iron skillets with cooking spray or butter. Place on a lined baking sheet because things will get bubbly!
- Mix the peaches, ginger, maple syrup and vanilla. Set aside.
- Combine the oat flour, butter, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Using a fork or your hands, cut the butter into the oat mixture until it takes on a crumb-like appearance.
- Heap half the peach mixture into each of the skillets. Top each with half the topping.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until juices bubble and the topping becomes golden brown.
- Let cool slightly. Serve warm with or without ice cream – your choice!
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Oh yum! I have never made little crisps like this in a skillet but these look so cute. I’d love to try one and for me peaches would be unusual too as normally I use apples or berries.
Thanks! Aren’t they cute?! Hope you get to try it out with the peaches!
These look so cute and delicious! And finally would give me a reason to use my tiny cast iron skillet 🙂
Not gonna lie… Using the tiny skillet was a highlight of my week.
Girl, you’re killing me. Love peaches + crisp and these mini skillets are too adorable! This looks amazing
Thanks, Rebecca! It’s one of my favorite combos too!
So how about I trade you some blondies for some of these peach crisps!? Drooling over here!
You’ve got yourself a deal, My Friend!
Goodness, those mini cast iron skillets are the cutest things ever! <3! I love the combination of ginger + peach! :]
I’d have both portions of this instead of one! Yummy! #RecipeRedux
Karman | The Nutrition Adventure
Three words: cute, mouthwatering, and summery!! Love your photos too!
These look incredible Marisa! I am in LOVE with peaches and these scream my name!
Thanks, Liz!! They are quite incredible if I can say so myself. Make them with some exotic Swiss fruit 🙂
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Theses are so cute! This post reminds me so much of my own childhood. My grandfather grew peaches in north GA; we loved visiting in the summer so we could eat them fresh. My grandmother used to put them in milk with a little sugar as a sort of peaches & cream.
I love the idea of adding a little milk and sugar! And peaches are definitely a nostalgic food for me.
I have a serious sweet tooth for Summer crisps/cobblers. o this is perfect. Plus, those mini skillets are adorable! Love the empties shot.
Thank you, Ariella!
Susan @ Culinary Envy
I will take 2 to go please! Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. Pinned.
Thank you, Susan 🙂 Coming right up!
Can anyone tell me the nutritional breakdown of this peach cobbler per serving? I’m really interested to know the sugar content, thanks
Thank you love your recipe. I have very little food to work with and wanted to make my dad (83) something peach so I found yours and had most things used Frozen bag peaches, had steal cuts oats but no blender, no oven, or iron pans so I slow cooked it in a electric skillet little extra butter
Darn wish I could add a picture it turned out so nice looking. Thank you I will follow your information now.
I’m so glad it worked out. Sounds perfect!
Novice guy but turned out a winner with a few mild tweaks . I added crazies and “Akashi flakes n clusters” to the crumble. Extra butter to crumble and a nice thick slice of butter just for on top. Great results and I’ve been asked to make it again. Note because it was a trial run it was for a 5 inch cast iron pan. It tasted awesome. Thank you for the recipe. A total must do again in a bigger version.
I’m with you on the full size version! So glad it you enjoyed it!