About a week ago we decided to take the kids peach picking. It was a gorgeous day and they were in uncommonly good spirits. We saddled up and got to our local orchard, grabbed a box, and started picking. The kids, to our surprise, loved the peaches, both to pick and to eat.
Unfortunately for us, we wound up a few days later with a box full of rapidly softening peaches, some of which started to go profoundly bad. We needed a way to get as much use out of the peaches we had left as we could. We’ve been pretty good about eating healthy lately, so a vegan, gluten free dessert treat felt right up our alley. With peaches as sweet as ours, this feels like an extravagance even though everything in it is healthy!
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2/3 cup almond meal
2/3 cup spelt flour
1 Tsp almond extract
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Slice the peaches into pieces as big or small as you want, and peel them or don’t according to your preference. We peeled about half of ours and then got lazy with the rest. Toss the sliced peaches in a baking dish with the cornstarch. You can add some sugar or maple syrup to taste, but our peaches were sweet enough that we didn’t need it.
In a medium bowl, stir together the almond meal, spelt flour, almond extract, olive oil, and maple syrup, until it is well combined and crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over the peaches in the baking dish. Bake the whole thing for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling, or until the smell drives you crazy and you can’t stand it anymore and just need some peach crumble in your face.