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Delicious Peach Crisp {Refined Sugar Free!}

So I entertained the thought recently of making a peach cobbler with a cake-like topping on the top and bottom, sort of sandwiching the peaches - the works baby!

I have seen some really amazing peach cobblers like Pioneer Woman's (Ree Drummond) and others that Food Network feature. Yum! Can you really blame me???

Nevertheless, seeing how I have been trying to make more simple and healthy (yet still delicious of course) recipes, I decided to make a rather easy peach crisp instead. 

I had a ton of Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats (still!) and a lot of fresh Colorado peaches, so I thought,

"Why Not?"

I wanted to do it different this time though. Yes, I could have used my go-to recipe for a crisp and just substituted the other fruit filling for peach, but I wanted to make a refined sugar free version this time that would still taste great.

So if you have some gluten free oats, peaches, and pure maple, you may wanna give this yummy treat a try this weekend!


8-10 med/large peeled peaches chopped into thin slices (there's a picture below of this). 
1/4 to 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, depending on your sweet tooth (I use grade B)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Crisp Topping
1 cup Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats
1/2 cup pecan halves, in pieces 
1/4 cup blanched almond flour
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp Earth Balance soy-free spread
1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
1/8 tsp of sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, on the stove - in a large pot over medium high heat add all filling ingredients, and let it cook until filling thickens and has a natural syrup (like canned peaches lol). Stir occasionally. When done, let it sit for 5 minutes

Next, prepare the crumble by adding all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 

Then, pour the warm filling into a pyrex glass baking dish, followed by adding the crisp topping.

Bake the peach crisp in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 

This dessert can store in a refrigerator for about 2-4 days comfortably. 



The pretty Colorado peaches...All washed and ready to cut!

What I mean by cut them into thin slices - almost like apple slices huh?

Ahh! The final product! Want some? 

Simple and Delicious Blueberry Banana Parfait

One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.

I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it's getting a sugary treat so you don't crave sugar all day (YAY!)

This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!

Another thing that I am sure that you will appreciate is that it is quick and simple to make --- really!

I know in the pic it looks all "jazzed" up, but it really isn't hard at all. I like this because I have been faced with this last year rethinking this whole blog and my purpose, since I received so much feedback that people love the blog, but the recipes are sometimes laborious and not simple for a busy mom, dad, or grandparent.

Well I listened...

So, in efforts to respond to what people really want, I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you do on here or on Instagram. Find me on instagram at @SweetnSavoryLife.

1 cup of frozen blueberries
2 very ripe sweet bananas
a splash of almond/coconut milk
1 large banana, chopped
Approx. 1/4 cup pecan halves
Unsweetened coconut shreds

To a blender, add a splash of almond/coconut milk, followed by 2 ripe bananas, and 1 cup of frozen blueberries. Blend this until thick and smooth. If you added too much milk, add a little more blueberries and blend. If you cannot get it smooth, its okay - blueberry chunks add a nice texture!

Next, place the blueberry banana mixture into the bottom of your cup(s).

Chop the ripe large banana and layer it next in the bowl or cup. Half and half if you are making two cups.

Add the pecan halves next.

Add to the top unsweetened coconut shreds - this step makes it cute!

Note: If you are making this just for you, follow instructions as written. If the parfait is for you and another, make sure to disperse the banana, pecans, and coconut shreds fairly :)