I’ve decided to title my autobiography Eating Dessert for Breakfast, and Peach Crisp: Healthy Crisp for Breakfast is its latest chapter.
This healthy Peach Crisp combines everything that we love about fruit crisps—the “goo” of the oozy, juicy fruit slices, the crunch of the oat topping, the melty scoop of ice cream—then transforms it into a healthy, wholesome breakfast of joy.
My breakfast-version of Peach Crisp is what granola parfaits dream they will be when they grow up and finish college. If your single-serving yogurt cup with its tiny attached granola compartment had a fairy godmother, she would wish to be crowned Princess Peach Crisp for Breakfast. Bust out your scepter: We are ruling dessert-for-breakfast kingdom.
Sure, we’ve all hovered over our kitchen sinks at 6:30 a.m. to furtively wolf down the last slice of chocolate cake before our family wakes up and beats us to it, but I don’t count that as breakfast, do you? Personally, I prefer wipe my mouth discreetly, then move rapidly along to my actual breakfast, something along the lines of Carrot Cake Pancakes (another chapter of my life’s dessert-for-breakfast work.)
Peach Crisp: Healthy Crisp for Breakfast legitimately belongs in the breakfast category. Essentially a lighter, less sweet fruit crisp served with plain or vanilla yogurt, it is a complete, healthy way to begin our morning. Our crisp topping includes heart-happy oats, whole wheat flour, almonds, and olive oil, and every serving is loaded with fruit (I used peaches, but feel free to swap whichever fruit is in season or matches your outfit). Why buy artificially sweetened fruit-flavored yogurts when you can have a wholesome dish of this fabulous healthy Peach Crisp for breakfast instead?
This recipe is wonderful served both warm and cold, and it will save throughout the week. Share immediately with friends, or pack yourself a scoop for the office each morning. Your day will be brighter and your co-workers will pout with envy.
We are eating dessert for breakfast, without shame or regret. Own it!
A healthy Peach Crisp that's lighter, less sweet and perfect for breakfast. A better version of a parfait, serve this peach crisp with yogurt or swap any fruit.
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Looking for a straight-up peach dessert? Try my Grammy’s classic Peach Shortcake. It’s a breeze to prepare, and I definitely condone eating the plain shortcake for breakfast with jam. For easy-breezy summer dessert, this Blackberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake will earn you a repeat dinner party invite. Craving peaches at dinner too? Try this Ricotta Pizza with Peaches.