Stuffed Roasted Peaches
In the fall, I like to make baked stuffed apples, roasted to perfection until tender and stuffed with a crunchy sweet streusel. So I figured baked peaches would be amazing that way in the Summer when they are in season. I had a few peaches on hand and decided to give it a try! They happened to be on sale that week so I had picked up a few. It always makes me happy when I can get organic fruit for a good price!
The reason I had thought to make them in the first place was because I was dreaming about how good a warm slice of peach pie with cool coconut milk ice cream would be, but I didn't have enough time to make that so I came up with the peaches. They were quick and easy to make, had the same flavors as pie would have but were a bit lighter and I had a delicious dessert ready in no time!
I cooked the peaches a little bit before I added the streusel because I wanted them to get tender and not have the streusel burn or get too dark. I wanted the streusel also to be nice and crunchy so I added plenty of texture in the form of oats and large flake coconut. The streusel was even delicious before I sprinkled it over the peaches!
They smelled so good while they were baking, just like a peach pie! Of course I had to serve them while still warm with a little bit of coconut milk ice cream! They were heavenly! All baked to jammy sweet perfection with the crunchy streusel! If you are looking for a simple but really good Summer dessert, give these a try!
Stuffed Roasted Peaches
- 4 larger just ripe (but not mushy organic peaches, cut in half, and pits removed carefully
- 2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp coconut sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup organic rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 Tbsp large flake dried coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
- Place the peaches cut side up in a pie plate or smaller baking dish. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of coconut sugar, and cover with a lid or foil. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes when the peaches have began to soften.
- Meanwhile, while you are waiting for the peaches, combine 1 Tbsp coconut sugar, the oats, the flour, the coconut, coconut oil and the sea salt in a small dish and scrunch together with your fingers until it starts to form clumps. Set aside.
- When the peaches have baked 20 minutes, remove the plate with the peaches from the oven and sprinkle each with the streusel. Place back into the oven uncovered.
- Bake until the streusel is starting to brown and the peaches are tender, about 15 minutes more.