When you want a lovely and easy summer fruit dessert that’s ready in no time, this vegan unbaked peach crumble with lush berries will do the trick.
This sweet finale is particularly good with raspberries, but blueberries work just fine, too.
Nectarines work just as well as peaches, as long as they’re sweet and lush. This dessert is a nice gluten-free option. Use certified GF oats to be sure!
I highly recommend serving this with a dollop of nondairy ice cream. It’s great with basic vanilla. Butter pecan, mango, or one of the coconut-based varieties are nice, too, if you want to go a step up in flavor.
Use organic: I highly recommend using organic peaches or nectarines. These fruits appear near the top of the Environmental Working Croup’s Dirty Dozen™ list of produce each year. That refers to produce grown with the most pesticide.
Both blueberries and raspberries aren’t in always the Dirty Dozen, but it’s best to use organic berries as well; some years they are, some years they make the Clean Fifteen™. See more info listings following the recipe.
Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas.
- 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 tablespoons natural granulated sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon vegan butter, divided
- 6 to 8 medium ripe, juicy peaches or nectarines
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 cup raspberries or blueberries, or half of each
- Nondairy ice cream for topping, optional
- Combine the ingredients for the crumble topping in a small bowl.
- Heat the vegan butter in a medium skillet. Add the crumble topping. Stir quickly to coat with the vegan butter and toast the mixture over medium heat for 3 to 3 minutes. Transfer back to the bowl and set aside.
- Cut each peach in half lengthwise. Twist gently to separate the halves, then remove the pit. Cut into thin slices.
- Heat the remaining vegan butter in the same skillet. Add the peaches and syrup. Sauté, stirring frequently, until they’ve softened but still hold their shape, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Transfer the peaches to a shallow serving container and scatter the berries over them, followed by the crumble topping.
- Cover and refrigerate until needed or serve at once —it’s good served warm, room temperature, or chilled. Top each serving with a scoop of ice cream, if you’d like.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 218Total Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g
Photos: Susan Voisin, FatFreeVegan.com
Learn more about EWG’s Dirty Dozen™
To learn more about what produce is on each year’s lists of Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™, go to EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce and read the full report and get the full list to see what produce follows closely after #12. Please note that both lists change each year.
2019’s Dirty Dozen™
2018’s Clean Fifteen™
Following this top 12 dishonorable list are other types of produce, in the following order. Use caution when buying these in non-organic form; wash well, and still, buy organic when you can.
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Honeydew Melon