Grilled Peaches and Oat Crumble Making the most of beautiful summer peaches is to make these Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble; a fabulous dessert; an even better breakfast. 6-8 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup dessicated coconut 1/3 cup caster sugar 1/2 t ground cinnamon 80 g butter 3 T honey 1/2 cup butter 6 yellow cling peaches olive oil for frying creme fraiche to serve

Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble

Grilled Peach halves topped with creme fraiche and oat crumble

“One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home.”

― Jacqueline Kelly, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

“That tree is a traitor to summer,” I said.

And I meant it. Trees boasting autumnal leaves and shedding like a German Shepard have no business arriving in February behaving like the Grim Reaper of Winter.

I will concede that we may be reaching that stage in summer when there are days when you have had just about as much fun in the sun that you can handle for one heat wave, and so you escape to the movies. But that only happened once, and I am not yet quite ready to forgo my flip-flops and summer tank tops just yet.

“Besides,” I thought staring irritably at that autumn tree down the road, “some really USEFUL trees are still giving us peaches.”

Grilled peaches
Grilled Peach halves topped with creme fraiche and oat crumble

And peaches, my friend, are one of the main reasons I love summer. Well, peaches and their radiant friends plums, grapes, watermelon, nectarines, mangoes and berries. But mainly peaches. Yellow cling peaches if you would allow me to be momentarily fastidious.

Today’s recipe for Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble is heaven, and it has earned its place on my “favourite-things-I-have-eaten-this-summer” list alongside this gorgeous salad. I feel like I should implore you to make it this weekend as a sweet end to your poolside braai, because summer is apparently on borrowed time now, but what I actually want to say is EAT THEM FOR BREAKFAST.

Grilled Peach halves topped with creme fraiche and oat crumble

That came across a little shouty, but you must trust me on this, eat these Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble for b-r-e-a-k-f-a-s-t, because as a breakfast recipes go, this one is a real, um…peach!

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Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble
Serves: 6-8
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  • 250 ml (1 C) cake flour
  • 125 ml (½ C) oats
  • 125 ml (½ C) desiccated coconut
  • 80 ml (⅓ C) caster sugar
  • 2.5 ml (½ t) ground cinnamon
  • 80 g butter, melted
Honey Butter
  • 45 ml (3 T) honey
  • 125 ml (½ C) butter
  • 6 yellow cling peaches, halved and stoned
  • olive oil for frying
  • to serve: crème fraiche
  1. To make the crumble, mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and stir until the mixture is evenly mixed.
  3. Crumble the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake the crumble in an oven preheated to 180˚C for 30 minutes (stirring occasionally) or until the crumble is golden and crisp. Cool.
  4. To make the Honey Butter, melt together the honey and the butter, whisk well.
  5. To prepare the peaches, heat a griddle pan. Brush the flash side of the peaches with olive oil. Grill the peaches over medium heat turning occasionally until the peaches soften. Alternatively, brown the peaches on the griddle pan and finish by baking in an oven preheated to 180˚C for ten minutes.
  6. To serve; as the peaches are done drizzle them with honey butter, top with a generous spoonful of crème fraiche and sprinkle with the crumble.


4 Comments on Grilled Peaches & Oat Crumble

  1. Kit
    February 20, 2015 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

    This just too tempting Sam! I was already thinking about cling peaches for your peach pie recipe from last year, and now I’m going to have to buy a whole crate!

    • sam
      February 20, 2015 at 10:35 am (5 years ago)

      The Peach Pie Kit!! I forgot that I made that around this time last year – thanks for the reminder!! I think I need more peaches too now….

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

    What a super simple yet decadent and delicious little dessert! I love grilled stone fruit and have been inspired to make this recipe Sam!

    • sam
      March 6, 2015 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

      Ah, thank you Thalia. I know you have been experimenting with new breakfast lovelies, and as you are bound to have some of the crumble left over; I might suggest eating the crumble over plain yoghurt for breakfast! xx sam


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