Skillet Peach Crisp With Oats

How to make a healthy skillet peach crisp with oats. A delicious summer dessert packed with local peaches topped with a buttery, crisp cinnamon oat topping baked to perfection.

This healthy peach crisp is pure summer comfort food with a generous and crisp cinnamon oat topping. Aside from peeling the sweet peaches, this healthy peach crisp with oats recipe is quick and easy to make.

Peaches on the counter in a wooden bowl

Why I Love This Peach Crisp With Oats Recipe

Naturally Sweetened: This recipe uses no refined sugar. Instead the peach filling and crisp topping, use maple syrup for a delicious healthy sweetener!

Easy to Make: Peel and slice fresh juicy peaches, mix together a simple, crisp topping, and bake. This easy peach crisp recipe takes no more than 15 minutes of prep time and is done in under an hour from start to finish!

Simple Ingredients: This healthy peach crisp recipe only uses 8 simple pantry ingredients.

Healthy Summer Dessert: Fruit desserts (like this Blueberry Crisp) is the simple and healthy desserts I bake all summer long.

Baked Fresh Peach Crlsp in a Cast Iron Skillet

Healthy Skillet Peach Crisp Recipe Ingredients

This peach crisp is so scrumptious and only made from healthy, simple ingredients! This perfect summer dessert recipe is easy to make.

With a juicy, naturally sweetened peach filling bubbling beneath a crisp cinnamon oat topping, this is the best skillet peach crisp with oats recipe!

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Here is what you’ll need to make this healthy peach crisp:

For the Peach Filling

  • Fresh Peaches – I am partial to fresh fruit peaches in a peach crisp. For this recipe, I used 10 ripe peeled and sliced peaches that filled a 10″ cast iron skillet as the base of this delicious healthy peach crisp.
  • Maple Syrup – A delicious unrefined sweetener.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – adding vanilla complements the cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
  • Nutmeg and Cinnamon – Adding these warm spices brings out the flavor in the crisp oat topping ingredients and the peach fruit filling.
  • Flour – This is a peach crisp without cornstarch! Instead, I use old-fashioned all-purpose flour to help thicken the peach filling. If you are gluten-free, you can substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour.

For the Crisp Oat Topping

  • Butter – cold butter must be used to get the right texture for a crisp topping. 
  • Oats – I used old-fashioned organic oats, and remember, if you are gluten-free, use gluten-free certified oats.
  • Cinnamon – creates a delicious flavor in the oat topping.
  • Maple Syrup – this is a healthy option for making the crisp oat topping instead of brown sugar.
Peach Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet

Kitchen Equipment You May Need

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  • Cast Iron Skillet – a 10′ skillet works great for this recipe. Or, you can choose to use a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Mixing Bowl – my favorite mixing bowl is made of stoneware. I love the old-fashioned feel of these in small, medium, and large sizes.
  • Pastry Cutter or Food Processor – listed below are two options for combining the topping mixture: a pastry cutter or food processor.

How to Make Skillet Peach Crisp with Oats

This tasty, healthy easy peach crisp is super quick to prepare. Made with fresh peaches, this recipe will please everyone.

Be sure to read the FAQ section below to answer many questions about making a healthy peach crisp. You can also find the printable recipe card below.

Here are step-by-step instructions for making the best ever healthy peach crisp in a skillet: 

Step 1: Pre-Heat the Oven and Baking Dish

Before you start peeling the fresh peaches and making the crisp filling, preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Spread a very thin layer of butter on the bottom and sides of a 10″ cast-iron skillet. Or spray a baking dish or 10-inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Peel and Slice Peaches

How to Peel Peaches Without Blanching Them: Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to peel 8-10 ripe but firm peaches. Slice the peaches into ¼-inch slices, removing the pits as you go.

How to Blanch Peaches: Boil a large pot of water. Reduce heat to a simmer, and place peaches in water for 1 minute. Remove peaches, and place them in a large bowl of ice water. Then use your hands to peel off the peach skin easily.

Personally, I find it easier to use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the peach skins.

Peach Crisp Filling in a Skillet

Step 3: Make Peach Crisp Filling

Once the peaches are peeled and sliced, place them in the buttered skillet or baking dish. Add maple syrup, flour, nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and vanilla to the peaches.

Gently stir until the peach slices are well-coated. Then, set it aside while you make the peach crisp topping.

Peach Crisp Oat Topping

Step 4: Make Peach Crisp Topping

To make the best peach crisp with an oat topping, you can choose a food processor or a pastry cutter. Both will work. Personally, I love the old-fashioned way and prefer to use a pastry cutter.

Pastry Cutter: Whisk flour and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Slice butter into thin slices and add to the flour mixture.

Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or two forks until a pebbly mixture forms. Add maple syrup and gently stir until a dough forms. Mix in oats and stir until thoroughly mixed into the dough.

Food Processor: In a food processor, combine the cold butter with the all-purpose flour and cinnamon; pulse until a pebbly mixture forms and add in maple syrup.

Then, add old-fashioned oats and pulse a couple of times until they are just combined into the mixture. The final result’s texture will resemble cookie dough.

Peach Crisp ready to be baked

Step 5: Assemble

Layer the crisp topping evenly on top of the peach mixture. The topping has a cookie-dough-like texture; you may need to use your hands to break up the larger pieces to layer on top of the peach filling. Just make sure the crisp oat topping is spread evenly across the filling.

Step 6: Bake

Finally, bake at 350 for a baking time of 35 – 45 minutes, or until peaches are bubbling around the edges and the crisp is golden brown.

Step 7: Serve

Let the freshly baked peach crisp rest for at least 15 minutes before serving to help the peach juice thicken. The end result is the most delicious, perfect peach crisp.

This delicious peach dessert can be served as is, or you can serve it with a scoop of ice cream, such as my homemade vanilla ice cream.

Or try my homemade maple cinnamon whipped cream recipe located at the bottom of this recipe!

Fresh Baked Peach Crisp in Cast Iron Skillet

How to Store Leftover Peach Crisp

This naturally sweetened skillet peach crisp is best served warmly from the oven and topped with homemade vanilla ice cream. Leftovers are delicious with your morning coffee the next day! Here is the best way to store leftover peach crisp.

  • To Store – Allow the peach crisp to cool completely at room temperature. Then remove the crisp from the cast iron skillet and place leftovers in an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • To Reheat. For best results, reheat the whole peach crisp in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until warm. Leftovers can also be reheated in the microwave. The oven is the best option for reheating peach crisp to maintain a crisp topping.
A plate filled with healthy peach crisp

FAQs and Tips

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Yield: 10-12

Healthy Skillet Peach Crisp with Oats

Peach Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet

A delicious healthy peach crisp baked to perfection in a cast iron skillet. Topped with the most delicious buttery, crisp cinnamon oat topping that melts in your mouth. This naturally sweetened Summer dessert is easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 medium peaches
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Peach Crisp Topping

  • 1 stick of cold butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Instructions

Step 1: Pre-Heat the Oven and Baking Dish

Before you start peeling the fresh peaches and making the crisp filling, preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Spread a very thin layer of butter on the bottom and sides of a 10″ cast-iron skillet. Or spray a baking dish or 10-inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Peel and Slice Peaches

How to Peel Peaches Without Blanching Them: Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to peel 8-10 ripe but firm peaches. Slice the peaches into ¼-inch slices, removing the pits as you go.

How to Blanch Peaches: Boil a large pot of water. Reduce heat to a simmer, and place peaches in water for 1 minute. Remove peaches, and place them in a large bowl of ice water. Then use your hands to peel off the peach skin easily.

Personally, I find it easier to use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the peach skins.

Step 3: Make Peach Crisp Filling

Once the peaches are peeled and sliced, place them in the buttered skillet or baking dish. Add maple syrup, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla to the peaches.

Gently stir until the peach slices are well-coated. Then, set it aside while you make the peach crisp topping.

Step 4: Make Peach Crisp Topping

To make the peach crisp with an oat topping, you can choose a food processor or a pastry cutter. Both will work. Personally, I love the old-fashioned way and prefer to use a pastry cutter.

Pastry Cutter: Whisk flour and cinnamon together in a medium size bowl. Slice butter into thin slices and add to the flour mixture.

Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or two forks until a pebbly mixture forms. Add maple syrup and gently stir until a dough forms. Mix in oats and stir until thoroughly mixed into the dough.

Food Processor: In a food processor, combine the cold butter with the all-purpose flour and cinnamon; pulse until a pebbly mixture forms and add in maple syrup.

Then, add oats and pulse a couple of times until they are just combined into the mixture. The final result’s texture will resemble cookie dough.

Step 5: Assemble

Layer the crisp topping evenly on top of the peaches. The topping has a cookie-dough-like texture; you may need to use your hands to break up the larger pieces to layer on top of the peach filling. Just make sure the crisp oat topping is spread evenly across the filling.

Step 6: Bake

Finally, bake at 350 for 35 – 45 minutes, or until peaches are bubbling around the edges and the crisp is golden brown.

Step 7: Serve

Let the peach crisp rest for at least 15 minutes before serving. This delicious peach dessert can be served as is, or you can pair it with homemade vanilla ice cream. Or try my homemade maple cinnamon whipped cream recipe located at the bottom of this recipe!

Notes

How To Store Leftover Peach Crisp

This naturally sweetened skillet peach crisp is best served warmly from the oven and topped with homemade vanilla ice cream. Leftovers are delicious with your morning coffee the next day! Here is the best way to store leftover peach crisp.

  • To Store – Allow the peach crisp to cool completely. Then remove the crisp from the cast iron skillet and place it in an air-tight refrigerator container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat. For best results, reheat the whole peach crisp in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until warm. Leftovers can also be reheated in the microwave. The oven is the best option for reheating peach crisp to maintain a crisp topping.

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