dessert gluten-free vegan

Peach and Apple Crisp

August 10, 2019

Easy to whip up and full of healthy goodness, this Peach and Apple Crisp will quickly become a favorite for your next cook-out or late summer BBQ! A healthy peach crisp the whole family will enjoy.

Is it a Crisp or a Crumble?!

I’ll be honest, I just totally googled the difference between a “crisp” and a “crumble”. And confirmed…they are the same thing. I also spent far too long trying to decide between calling this a Peach and Apple Crisp or a Late Summer Fruit Crumble. I went for the the former (#SEOproblems) but I’d still think that a Late Summer Fruit Crumble is a way sexier name.

Back to the recipe! It is 100% inspired by our last few weekend adventures in Sonoma. For my birthday, we went up to Mendocino but passed through Sonoma on the way up. We stopped at a friend’s place who has a bunch of apple trees in bloom and she let us pick some. We also got a huge stash of pears, asian pears and lemons.

She’s a new friend…Soon to be my best friend. Rachel, you don’t even know what’s coming!

So of course when she invited us over for dinner I had to bring a dessert featuring fruits picked from her garden. Though full discretion, the peaches came from Mendocino on our drive back down…but close enough! I’m just on a peach bender so I had to include them.

Really this dessert is just everything I love about this time of year, all in one. The crisp fall air represented by the sweet and sour apples and the warm, hazy days featured with some fuzzy peaches. The combo is just everything.

Though truth-be-told, summer really only begins in San Francisco in September. I spent about two months staring longingly at cute shorts online that I knew I wouldn’t be able to wear. And then got caught by C last week shopping for fall sweaters while we were sweltering in our apartment.

As you can see, I haven’t totally adjusted.

RELATED: Healthy Cherry Crumble

But with these strange weather patterns also comes a friend with a backyard full of fresh fruit. I may hate fogust, but I also get to eat produce that hasn’t been shipped halfway across the world before it gets to me. And as a full-blooded Canadian this is a totally novel concept.

So consider this peach crisp dessert recipe an ode to those who are just entering Fall and the rest of us here in San Francisco who are welcoming the start of summer. A solid fusion of my two favorite seasons and my two favorite fruits. Or perhaps more importantly, the perfect vessel for some ice cream, in summer or fall!



Peach and Apple Crisp

Easy to whip up and full of healthy goodness, this Peach and Apple Crisp will quickly become a favorite for your next cook-out or late summer BBQ! A healthy peach crisp the whole family will enjoy.



For the Filling::

  • 5 apples of choice, peeled and chopped
  • 5 peaches, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour (or arrowroot or cornstarch)

For the Crumble::

  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter (cold)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with coconut oil or butter
  3. Place apples and peaches in a large bowl and top with cinnamon, coconut sugar, orange juice and tapioca flour.
  4. Spread out in baking dish.
  5. Place almond meal, rolled oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt to bowl and stir.
  6. Add coconut oil or butter to bowl and using hands mix crumble mixture together until crumbly. Don’t be afraid to get in there and dirty!
  7. Sprinkle crumble mixture on top of apples and peaches.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Serve warm ideally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Like this recipe? Here are a few others you might enjoy:

Vegan Peach Galette
Peaches and Cream Steel-Cut Oats
Halloumi and Peach Salad


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  • Reply
    September 7, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Love your post. It’s really amazing & helpful too. Being foodie i keep trying new dishes i tried this recipe & it turned out to be really tasty . Keep sharing 🙂
    Thank You & Regards

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    Saguren Redyrs
    August 30, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Being one of your international (South African) readers, this dish is perfect for me since we’re heading into summer. And by the way, I actually prefer to buy clothes out of season: I end up paying half the price because they are ‘out of season’ and always on special.

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    Sweet Bazil
    August 21, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Looking Yummy I must try this.

    Thanks for sharing

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    February 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I made this last night and as a crisp/crumble lover i was keen to try this healthier version. It did not disappoint! I used rapadura sugar as i had it on hand and it worked perfectly. I also melted the butter and mixed it through the topping instead of crumbling it (i’m always hopeless at this part for some reason). The recipe got a huge tick of approval from the hubby as well. Will definitely be making it again!

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    December 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

    wow this turned out to be super delicious. The taste was perfect, the shape and smell was mouth watering. Thanks for sharing

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    September 9, 2017 at 10:49 am

    This looks super yummy. Going to have to add this to the list of goodies to make after apple picking this fall!

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    Anna Powell
    September 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Davida….We just picked all these peaches and I was searching around for gluten free Crisp and this looks great. I like the idea of tapioca flour which I use already for some baking.

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    Kaitlyn @ Powered by Sass
    September 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Oh, this looks so amazing and definitely something I’d eat for both dessert AND breakfast. I love this time of year. The seasons are on the verge of changing here in DC, and I’m welcoming the crisp air with open arms! I’ve already noticed my desire ramping up to dive into some delicious comfort recipes, too! Soups, baked goods, warm apple cider (spiked, of course ;)).

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    September 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    SF is so confusing this time of year! You’ll learn to love it…maybe:) And this looks amazing.

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    Cassie Autumn Tran
    September 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Ooh, yes! This recipe just looks to die for! And thank you for disclosing the difference between a crisp and a crumble, because I had no idea! Glad that there isn’t one to begin with! LOL!

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    September 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    This looks delicious and so easy to make, I can’t wait to try it myself, thanks for sharing.

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    September 5, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Mmmm I love the idea of mixing pears and apples! And who knew, a crisp and a crumble are one in the same! Both please 🙂

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