Blackberry Peach Goodness - A Lowfat Vegan Dessert Favorite

Photo by Michelle Bebber

Photo by Michelle Bebber

This dessert is a recipe from my first book (containing about 250 yummy vegan recipes), Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. It's a perennial winner as it’s both delicious and light—fancy that! 

I used to make this regularly for my weight loss clients and they just loved it. It seemed that not feeling deprived of desserts was a key element in making them want to stick with their healthy new diets. Of course, if you aren’t concerned about calories, you can double the topping amount. Either way, it’s delicious and fresh tasting!


Gooey Goodness Filling:

10 oz. fresh or frozen blackberries
4 cups chopped fresh, ripe peaches
3 tablespoons organic sugar (or 1/4 cup coconut sugar)
1 tablespoon arrowroot
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Tasty Topping:

½ cup rolled oats*
⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour*
3 tablespoons organic sugar (or 1/4 cup coconut sugar)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg    
 ⅛ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly oil a round pie pan and set it aside.

2. Gently combine the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Place them evenly in the pie pan.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients (oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt). Stir very well to combine.

4. Drizzle the oil into the dry topping mixture and stir well until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle evenly over the berry-peach mixture.

5. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it resembles a gooey fruit nirvana with a golden brown topping. Cool slightly and serve immediately. This is no laughing matter.

Serves about 6; GF (with substitutions)/SF/Blue (According to the guidelines in my books)

*For a gluten-free version, substitute an all-purpose gluten-free flour for the whole wheat pastry flour. You may also substitute quinoa flakes or gluten-free oats for the rolled oats.