My single-serve peach crisp is the ultimate summer dessert. If you have just one fresh peach in your kitchen, you’re already halfway to making this incredibly satisfying, comforting treat.
Why You’ll Love This Peach Crisp:
A crisp is a fruit-based, baked dessert with a crumbly topping, typically made from a combo of flour, oats, butter or milk, and spices. In this single-serve recipe, I’m using nutritious oat flour, a touch of brown sugar, crunchy walnuts, and just a bit of milk to help bind the topping. All-purpose flour will also work just fine or you can make your own oat flour by pulsing dried oats in a food processor until a fine dust forms.
How to Prepare Peach Crisp:
Everything gets baked in a single-serve-sized baking dish (such as a ramekin) until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. I’m partial to serving this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This would also make a decadent breakfast, served with vanilla yogurt.
When is Peach Season?
Peach season lasts from approximately July to September, so make this recipe soon, while peaches are bursting with natural juiciness and need hardly any added sweetener. If you don’t love peaches or can’t find them locally, nearly any fresh fruit will work here: berries; pitted stone fruits, such as nectarines, apricots, or cherries; apples, and more.
Variations and Substitutions:
My single-serve fruit crisp is a versatile summer dessert that’s easy to make with just one fresh fruit. The recipe uses oat flour, brown sugar, and walnuts in the topping, which can all be swapped out for other options, based on dietary needs or preferences. Also, you can use various fruits like peaches, berries, nectarines, or apples.
- Whole wheat flour instead of oat flour
- 1-1 gluten-free flour instead of oat flour
- Honey or maple syrup instead of brown sugar
- Pecans or hazelnuts instead of walnuts
- Dairy-free milk instead of cow’s milk
- Berries or apples instead of peaches
Best Served With:
- With a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Whipped Cream on top.
- With afternoon coffee.
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Yes, you can use frozen fruit, but be sure to thaw and drain it before using it in the recipe. Frozen fruit may release more liquid, so you might need to adjust the recipe slightly.
You can use a single-serve-sized baking dish, such as a ramekin, for this recipe. I used a 10-ounce ramekin. A dish with a capacity of 8 to 10 ounces is ideal.
Peeling the peaches is optional. Some people prefer the texture and flavor of unpeeled peaches, while others like to peel them for a smoother texture. It’s a matter of personal preference.
Yes, all-purpose flour can be used as a substitute for oat flour if you prefer. You can also make your own oat flour by processing rolled oats in a food processor until finely ground.
To make the recipe gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour in place of oat flour. Ensure that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.
Yes, you can substitute white sugar for brown sugar, but keep in mind that brown sugar adds a slight caramel flavor. You can also use alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.
Of course – you can make a vegan version by using coconut oil or a vegan butter substitute instead of regular butter and using plant-based milk such as almond or soy milk.
Peach Crisp (Single Serve)
- One 10 Ounce Ramekin (linked in notes below)
- 1 peach, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or any sweetener
- 3 tablespoons oat flour
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, crushed
- ½ tablespoon brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- dash of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons milk
- vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Add the diced peach to a ramekin and mix with the maple syrup.
- In a separate bowl, mix the oat flour, walnuts, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and milk.
- Pour the oat mixture on top of the peaches.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, keeping a close eye on the crisp as it bakes, to watch for burning. It should be golden and bubbly.
- Optionally, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and enjoy!