Summer Stone Fruit Crisp {Vegan + Gluten Free}

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Summer Stone Fruit Crisp {Vegan + Gluten Free}


This Summer Stone Fruit Crisp features lightly sweetened peaches, plums, and raspberries topped with a super fueled oat and hemp seed crumble topping. Gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar free - this dessert showcases the best bounty of summer!

First things first - what is stone fruit?

There are many varieties of stone fruits out there, but some of the most popular and widely available are:

  • peaches.

  • nectarines.

  • plums.

  • cherries.

  • apricots.

  • dates.

  • mangoes.

  • lychees.

These fruits are commonly called “stone fruits” because the flesh surrounds a large, stone-like pit which contains the seed. Stone fruits have a relatively short growing season so enjoy them fresh while you can!

While both peach and apple cobblers seem to get all the recognition, this combination - bringing in some of our favorite stone fruits of summer - certainly makes our hearts sing. It’s an adaptation from one of my oldest and favorite cookbooks - and we make it each and every summer - at least once for my husband's birthday - and then once we remember how good it is, a few more times after that. 

You can find most of these fruits fresh at the farmer’s market and they make the most beautiful kitchen counter display while they ripen to perfection. 

We love to serve this crumble warm out of the over with a scoop of our favorite plant milk ice cream on top (Nada Moo Vanilla Bean or Oat-ly Raspberry Swirl)

The finished product is divine - the warm, slightly sweetened fruit is so full of flavor – the peaches break down a bit, creating a jammy texture- the cherries manage to keep their zip - the delicate spice adds depth, while the citrusy orange adds a little acidic bite and wakes the whole think up.

The crumble topping is divine and can be used across the board for whatever base is best and in season. Oats, almonds and pecans add texture and crunch, perfectly contrasting the fresh fruity filling. Hemp seeds add a punch of protein and a fresh texture that is unexpected. Sometimes we make a double batch of topping to and spread the cobbler out in a more shallow pan to make sure everyone gets a double dose! 

It’s not everyday that you claim your “dessert” to be healthy but this is one of those times that we can! You can enjoy this for breakfast or an after dinner - forgo the ice cream and feel great about nourishing your body with wholesome, low sugar, balanced, delicious summer goodness. 

Whether you are making this for a birthday celebration, family dinner, camping trip or anything in between - feel good about this one - it’s super clean! Here we will highlight some of the nutritional punch. Zooming in on just 3 here but we could highlight almost every ingredient in this dessert!

Summer sweet peaches are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. There is nothing quite like the fresh juice dripping down your chin from a perfectly picked peach. Any one else stalking the farmers markets for the best of the best!? You better believe we are…

Satisfying and seet, fragrant and fresh, peaches are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They have many peachy keen effects that boost our health!

From improved digestion, and health for the heart - strengthening immunity and health enhancing for both eyes and skip - grab a big box - peaches for the win!

Dare I say there is another stone fruit that sometimes squeak past my level of enjoyment of peaches!? I guess it depends on them mood and the month but Cherries are one of my all time favorite fruits! Not only delicious - but packable, fun to eat and loaded with vitamins, minerals and powerful plant compounds - these have a short season and we make every day count! Their colors can vary from bright red, to deep dark maroon, to yellow and pink! All varieties are highly nutritious - particularly packed with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium which is great for muscle recovery, nerve function among other critical body functions. Cherries are also a great source of fiber - which keeps your digestive system moving along and your gut microbiota nice and strong! In addition cherries provide: B vitamins, manganese, copper, magnesium, and vitamin K. Run to the store and get some today!

Hemp seeds, a consistent staple in our Tuesday Kitchen,Hemp seeds are a great source of plant protein that carry a mega dose of magnesium, which helps regulate your heartbeat and is linked to the prevention of heart disease. They also contain Linoleic acid, which has been found to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. 

Hemp seeds are incredibly rich in fatty acids and are a great source of vitamin E and many more minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.

Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted. A tiny little seed with a powerful punch!



  • 4 cups peaches peeled de-pitted and sliced.

  • 2 cups cherries (fresh, pitted and halved or frozen thawed and halved.)

  • 1 cup plums and| or apricots pitted and sliced. 

    Note: You can make the combination your own - use 7 cups of fruit total.

  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 heaping teaspoon grated fresh ginger.

  • Juice and zest of one orange


  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 2 cups GF rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans 

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. To make the filling, toss together all of the fruit, cinnamon, ginger, orange juice and zest in a medium bowl. Spread the filling in the bottom of an 8 x 12 inch baking dish.

  3. To make the topping, stir together the almond flour, oats, nuts, hemp seeds, cinnamon and sea salty in another medium bowl. Drizzle in the coconut oil and maple syrup and mix until evenly combined.

  4. Crumble the topping over the filling and bake for ~40 minutes, or until the topping is brown and the fruit is bubbling. Remove the crumble from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Add a scoop of your favorite plant based ice cream for the most nostalgic delight!!

This recipe is an adaptation of Cool Weather Cobbler from Whole Cooking and Nutrition: An Everyday Superfoods Approach to Planning, Cooking, and Eating with Diabetes by Katie Cavoto. Find more from her here at The Feed Feed.