A super simple and easy vegan fruit crisp with the vibrant flavors of peaches and plums at their juciest peak. It makes a great breakfast, but doubles up nicely for dessert. It’s also gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free so everyone can eat it!
Here’s one more delicious way to eat that gorgeous, colorful stone fruit flooding the markets right now: an easy vegan fruit crisp with peaches and plums. It makes a terrific breakfast but it can effortlessly double up as dessert.
I make this crisp several times during summer, when stone fruit like peaches and plums are at their peak. But you can make it any time, really, with any fruit. Berries would be great in here, as would apples. And putting it together requires no more than 15 minutes: the time you’d need to cut the fruit and make the easy oat topping.
With all that delicious fresh fruit and the crunchy, sweet topping it goes without saying that this is an everyone-friendly dish. But it’s also gluten-free (you can make it with wheat flour if you wish), and it’s nut-free and soy-free.
- It’s delicious, and it harnesses the freshness and sweetness of summer fruit that’s at its peak.
- It’s so easy to make. The awesome thing about making a crisp like this one is that you do not need any particular skills. You don’t need to make a biscuit topping, as you would for a cobbler, nor do you even need to make a dough, as you would for a pie or pandowdy. Instead all you need to do is mix in a bowl an oat-flour-sugar topping that’s just scattered over the fruit–with delicious results.
- It’s everyone friendly. Like I said before, it’s gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free, and it’s so delicious that everyone, children to adults, will love it.
- You can eat it for breakfast or dessert. All that fruit makes this a great dish for breakfast. But if you want to serve it for dessert, it’s sweet enough and special enough to be a good fit. Top with some vegan vanilla ice cream, in that case, and everyone will be in love.
- It’s tweakable. You can make this crisp with any stone fruit, including pitted cherries, but you can also make it with apples or berries or a mix of it all. And although it works great with summer fruit, you can make it any time of the year.
- Large bowl
- Two-quart baking dish
- 3 pounds peaches and plums (you can also use one or the other or any of the other fruit listed above in the FAQs. Remove the stone and cut each fruit into eight pieces. If using smaller sized fruit cut into halves. You can leave small berries whole.)
- ½ cup sugar (use ⅓ cup if fruit is tart, or more)
- ⅓ cup gluten-free all purpose flour (can use regular all purpose wheat flour if not gluten-free)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg (you can use either cinnamon or nutmeg only. In that case use more)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¾ cup gluten-free all purpose flour (can use regular all purpose flour)
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup sugar (Use more sugar if the fruit is tart, up to ¾ cup)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 5 tbsp vegan butter (cold, cut into small cubes)