Peaches are one of great things about summer! They are one of natures sweetest candies. Juicy and sweet, ripe peaches are always on my Farmer's Market list this time of year.
The other day my mom went to the Farmer's Market on my behalf (kids were napping) and brought me a wonderful bag of juicy aromatic peach seconds. Seconds are the fruit that is just a little over ripe and maybe isn't too pretty, but that means that the fruit is even more flavorful and juicy sweet. Usually farmers will have these off to the side, but all you have to do is ask for them. This is a great way to get cheaper fruit for pies, jams, muffins, cakes, cobblers and crisps!
Most cobbler, pie and crisp recipes use some form of sweetener. This one doesn't. I am convinced that if you use wonderful, naturally sweet fruit, you don't need any extra sweeteners. Now, if you are using less than ripe peaches, you might want to add some honey/agave/brown sugar/coconut sugar/etc...
Peach Blueberry Nutty Crisp
4 peaches, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries (raspberries or blackberries would work too)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Combine peaches, blueberries, and cinnamon in a small baking dish. Sprinkle almond extract on top of this mix.
Toss coconut, pecans, and almonds with coconut oil, spread on top of peach and blueberry mix.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the nuts are lightly toasted. Serve warm with whipped coconut cream (see my post on coconut milks).