Baked Granola & Peaches

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Do you have local festivals?

Our county (which consists of 5 small, mainly rural, towns) hosts The Peach Festival, every July, that has been ongoing 1938! Wow! It’s actually the oldest festival in the state of Arkansas. I feel honored to be a part of such amazing history every year.

And did I mention food?

Just like county fairs, our festivals have some of the best food around!  Funnel Cakes, Fried Pies, Foot Long Corn Dogs, and Snow Cones, you can pretty much find it all here.

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Photo Courtesy of The Peach Festival Board

The Peach Festival will start next week, so to get in the “Peachy” spirit I decided to start experimenting with peach recipes.

I love peaches! I love the sweet, juicy taste that runs down your chin as you take a big bite (: In fact I don’t think I have came across a single peach dish that I haven’t loved!

If you have read my bio, then you know I’m a crunchy girl. Technically I love the Earth, try to eat organic as much as possible and I make a lot of our soaps and cleaners. I’m also a vegetarian so I eat a lot of granola.

I really like making my own so I can determine exactly what I am adding to it.  So I wanted to share this super easy Baked Granola and Peaches recipe with you today.

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Baked Granola & Peaches

What you need:

4 fresh peaches

For Granola:

1  cups oats

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 brown sugar

1/8 cup oil

1/2 cup homemade or organic maple syrup

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What you do:

1) Cut your peaches in half and remove pit.

2) Spoon a small amount of peach out to make room for granola.

3) Mix the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and oil together and then add in maple syrup.

4) Spoon granola onto each peach half.

5) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay peaches on.

6) Bake peaches at 350 for appx 15-20 mins or until peaches are soft.

Another option for Granola:

If you want granola for later, spread evenly on lined cookie sheet and bake.  Store in a dry container.

Super easy and super delish!  Great for breakfast, brunch or a mid-afternoon snack.

You can top with cream (pictured) if you desire.  This cream consists of heavy whipping cream which I mixed until it become creamed.  I’m not a cream snob (:  I enjoy my Ready Whip and Cool Whip just like anybody else!  Ice Cream is also very good on top of the warm peaches!

Pick your Pleasure and Enjoy!

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And don’t miss The Peach Festival Blog Post coming soon!

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8 thoughts on “Baked Granola & Peaches

  1. This looks tasty! Our new summer favorite is baked peach crisp. Peaches are not quite as accessible here year round, but in the summer, the prices go down and the delicious factor goes way up. We may have to try this version. So easy!

    • Yes Heather it is so easy! One thing you could do is chunk up about 3-4 peaches, put in a ziplock bag with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and I like using 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Shake it up and place in fridge for a couple hours while the syrup produces. Make your granola and place peaches in a pan and add the granola on top. It’s super easy and good!

  2. This looks so delicious! I have a bowl full of fresh peaches so I will definitely be making these after dinner tonight and will have a very happy husband! What a great simple recipe for granola. I am gluten free and end up buying expensive GF granola whenever I have a craving, which is often. 🙂 Excited to make my own with ingredients I already have! Thanks for the new recipe.

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