This blackberry peach crisp is made lighter and with no refined sugars, by using honey instead of sugar to sweeten the fruit and the crumble on top.
**This delicious blackberry peach crisp is made as part of a sponsored post for Colgate. All opinions are my own. #Giveasmile
So Nate and I decided this month that we are going to eat mostly refined sugar free. We’ve been trying to take better care of ourselves lately by targeting one unhealthy habit at a time, to make it a more manageable way to take on the challenge. Plus, I need to whip my body back into shape and figured staying away from sugar and sweets was a good way to do it! If you know me you know I’m pretty much addicted to candy, cookies and other sweets, so this is a hard challenge for me, but I know it will help me to appreciate when I do have a dessert occasionally instead of just eating sugar nonstop. But meanwhile, this blackberry peach crisp is the perfect sugar free dessert solution to make at home.
Want to join me in my sugar-free challenge? Just take it one day at a time like we are, and invite a friend to do it with you. It’s always easier to have a partner cheering you along!
This blackberry peach crisp is made lighter and with no refined sugars, by using honey instead of sugar to sweeten the fruit and the crumble on top. You could also use maple syrup or agave nectar if you prefer those. Or if your fruit is sweet enough you can cut the amount of honey back even more too. My blackberries were a little on the tart side, so I mixed in 1 TBS of honey, but if you are just using summer peaches those are probably sweet enough on their own.
For the fruit filling you’ll mix together your fruit with corn starch, cinnamon, and your honey (if you use it). Another great thing about this crisp is you can use whatever fruit you want, you could use pears, strawberries, whatever.
The crumb topping is made from oats, chopped pecans, flour, cinnamon, coconut oil and honey. Basically you just mix it all together and crumble it on top of your fruit mixture in your baking dish. Then you bake your crisp in the oven for about 45 minutes. Allow it to cool for a few and then top it with a small scoop of no added sugar ice cream, or enjoy it on its own.
Blackberry Peach Crisp
For the Filling:
- 4 large peaches (peeled, pitted and thinly sliced)
- 6 oz blackberries
- 1-2 TBS honey
- 2 TBS cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
For The Topping:
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 TBS coconut oil (melted)
- 3-4 TBS honey
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8 in, or 9 in square pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Combine your peach slices and blackberries in a medium sized bowl.
- Stir honey into the peaches.
- Then coat the fruit with cornstarch and cinnamon.
- Pour fruit into the prepared baking pan.
- In another medium sized bowl, combine your oats, flour, pecans, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil and honey.
- Crumble mixture over the top of your fruit evenly (Its pretty stick from the honey, but will dry out when baking)
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes, then serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
The other ways I’ve been working on getting myself healthier this month is by finally getting back into running again – I’ve been running twice a week for the last 5 weeks, and I’m feeling so good about it! And also by using Colgate Total ® Daily Repair toothpaste to brush my teeth. Eating less sugar is a great way to keep my mouth healthier, so I want to be sure that I protect all that hard work by using an amazing toothpaste like this!
So, visit your local Walgreens today to get Colgate Total Daily Repair toothpaste before its too late! With Colgate Daily Repair toothpaste as part of your daily routine you can help reverse early teeth and gum issues, and to help prevent them from happening in the future. It’s an easy and simple way to a healthier life!
What do you do each day/week/month to stay healthy?