Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp (Video)
Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp is a great way to use those fresh peaches that are begging to be used!
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Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp!
In Utah, peaches are amazing this time of year, and when my friend Trina brought me some gorgeous peaches recently, I was excited to try the recipe for Slow Cooker Peach Crisp I’d spotted on my friend Karen’s blog, 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Karen is young, gorgeous, and skinny, so she probably doesn’t care about the whole low-sugar thing, but I wanted to create a version of peach crisp without much added sugar, and since I was adapting Karen’s recipe anyway, I thought I’d substitute almond flour to make this Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp.
Desserts are not my specialty, but I was thrilled with how this turned out. (Well, maybe a little *too* thrilled, since I ate the two servings you see in these photos with in a few minutes after I finished photographing them, and the leftovers didn’t last long in the fridge either.) If you have fresh peaches, you must make this right away!
I used six small peaches to make 4-5 generous servings of peach crisp. (A few more wouldn’t hurt if you have a lot of peaches.) Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray before you put the peaches in. I’m not a baker, so I don’t have a pastry cutter, and I don’t use butter often so it’s always in the freezer at my house. I solved that problem by grating the frozen butter on the large side of a cheese grater. (Yes, I did use real butter, because this recipe is kind of a splurge anyway and there’s not more than 1 tablespoon of butter per serving.)
Mix together the almond flour, oatmeal, sweetener of your choice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated butter to make the topping. Spread the topping over the peaches in the slow cooker. Then put a paper towel over the top of the slow cooker and cover it with the lid. (This tip was from Karen, visit her blog for more great tips like this one. Thanks Karen!)
Then cook on high for 2 hours. You can see from this photo how the paper towel helps absorb the moisture. Serve hot. This would be great with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if you want to splurge on that, but I thought it was really delicious just as is.
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Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp
Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Peach Crisp is delicious made with fresh peaches.
- 6 peaches, peeled and cut into slices
- 1/4 cup butter (frozen if you don’t have a pastry cutter)
- 1/3 cup almond flour (I used Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats (be sure to use gluten-free rolled oats if you need it to be gluten-free)
- 1/3 cup Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener, Swerve Sweetener, or Splenda (or use sugar if you don’t care about it having less sugar)
- 2-3 T brown sugar (or use more sweetener if you really need to restrict sugar, but I think a little brown sugar adds good flavor to this)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of freshly-grated or ground nutmeg
- Spray the inside of a 3.5 or 4 quart slow cooker with nonstick spray.
- Wash peaches, peel off skins, remove pits, and cut the peaches into slices.
- Put sliced peaches in an even layer in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- If you don’t have a pastry cutter, use a large grater and grate the frozen butter into a small bowl.
- If you have a pastry cutter, just add the softened butter and cut it into a few pieces with a knife.
- Add the Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour, rolled oats, Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener, Swerve Sweetener, or sweetener of your choice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and use a pastry cutter or a fork to combine the mixture until it’s well mixed.
- Sprinkle the topping mixture over the peaches.
- Put a piece of paper towel over the top of the slow cooker so it’s completely covered, then put the lid over that.
- Cook on high for 2 hours.
- Remove lid and paper towel carefully so the accumulated liquid doesn’t drip down into the peach crisp.
- Serve hot, with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
- This will keep for a day in the refrigerator, although you may have a hard time not eating it all right away.
I used my Crock-Pot 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker for this recipe, but any size close to that would work.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Slow Cooker Peach Crisp could never be sugar free, because the peaches are naturally sweet, but made with an approved sweetener, I would eat this for a “once-in-a-while treat” for Phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. It would probably still be too high in carbs for a low-carb diet plan.
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