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Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble

This Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble is a gluten free and vegan dessert that is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast! This recipe comes together in less than 45 minutes!

Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble

Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble is all of the good with none of the bad. It is healthy, sweet, and celebrates the fresh juicy flavor of spring peaches and apricots.

The peaches and apricots cook down in the oven to create a sauce jammy consistancy that coats each and every bite of sweet fruit. The crumble is baked to golden brown perfection and provides the perfect crunchy compliment to the soft fruit.

The result is so delicious, that you’d never believe it was healthy.

Delicious Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble

With a few superfood ingredients, like peaches and apricots, this Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble is a source of good-for-you nutrients.

Peaches are a low calorie and low sugar fruit, that are high in nutrients and fiber. They can help prevent cancer and serious heart conditions. They can help us maintain a healthy weight and support healthy vision.

Apricots, another stone fruit, is also high in nutrients while being low in sugar. They can support digestion, help control blood sugar, and keep your immune system functioning at its best.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble bowls

There are a few tricks to making this Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble both delicious and nutritious.

First, be sure to use in-season fruit. The sweeter the fruit, the less sugar you will need in your crisp. If it is not stone fruit season in your neck of the woods, use whatever sweet fruit is in season in its place. In the fall or winter? Try making this Lightened Up Crumble with apples and pears.

Next, swap the white sugar for healthier options. In place of traditional sugar, this Lightened Up Peach Apricot Crumble uses a combo of maple syrup and coconut sugar. Both of these sweeteners contain more nutrients and minerals.

Our final swap is to use coconut oil in place of butter. Using coconut oil as a healthy fat eliminates dairy from this recipe which is known to cause inflammation. It is also neutral in flavor, and helps our crisp topping achieve it’s beautiful golden brown color.

Amazing delicious lightened up peach apricot crumble

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped peaches
  • 2 cups chopped apricots
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour OR gluten free oat flour
  • 1 cup quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread out the walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble preheat the oven

2. Add the peaches, apricots, maple syrup, and salt into a saucepan or skillet. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until the peaches maple syrup are simmering and the fruit has softened slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the arrowroot mixture.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble add peaches

3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the walnuts.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble coconut sugar

4. Add in the maple syrup and stir well to combine. Add in the coconut oil, and using your hands, “pinch” the mixture to incorporate the coconut oil. A pastry cutter will also work.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble maple syrup

5. Spoon the fruit into a 9×9 baking dish.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble baking dish

6. Add on the crumble topping.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble add topping

7. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Lightened up peach apricot crumble bake for 20 minutes

Though this dish is downright healthy, the main reason to eat it, is its incredible taste. The fact that each bite is giving you needed nutrients is one big bonus that you can feel good about.

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