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Scrumptious Peach Crumble

We love peaches around Little Sprouts. We LOVE eating peach crumble too! We have an amazing peach barn called Livesay’s in a nearby town and we LOVE to frequent it all summer long. From about June to about September, they are cranking out peaches and we are enjoying them. Click here to see how we save peaches for a taste of summertime in winter.

peach crumble pie

One of our favorite recipes is peach crumble.

homemade peach crumble

I don’t like pie crust and it takes time to make it, so I just make the kids this pie with no crust at all. I just toss the fruit in the pan and cover it with a yummy crumble and everyone is happy.

peach crumble topping in ninjapeach crumble recipe

peach crumble baked recipeWho doesn’t like peaches? I mean, wow, they are so good. We freeze them in summer to have them all winter. This peach crumble is a great recipe for frozen or fresh peaches. Make sure you start with really tasty peaches. Don’t use those nasty Styrofoam tasting grocery store peaches. You’ll be disappointed with anything you make from them. They just don’t taste good.

crumble peach pie recipe

Scrumptious Peach Crumble
Crust free peach crumble with real food ingredients.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups sliced peaches
  2. 1/2 cup raw sugar
  3. Pinch salt
  4. ¼ c. whole wheat flour
  5. ½ c. old fashioned rolled oats
  6. ½ c. (one stick) butter
  7. ½ c. raw sugar
  8. ½ c. flour
Instructions
  1. Toss peaches in salt, ¼ c. flour and ½ cups sugar.
  2. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Cut butter into cubes.
  5. Add oats, remaining flour and sugar.
  6. Work together with your hands until chunky.
  7. Pour over top of fruit.
  8. Bake at 350 until fruit is bubbly, about 45 minutes.
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Scrumptious Peach Crumble

Peaches, Using and Storing Garden Produce

Peaches can be used to make hundreds of different things. My kids love to eat them raw by the pound. I do too! We use them to make Peach crumble. Click here to see how we make it. We use them to make peach syrup for pancakes, mmmm. We bake peach muffins, peach pancakes, and peach bread to name a few things. You can substitute them for any other fruit in any of your favorite recipes.

You can save a ton of money by buying things in season and they taste better because they are fresher. If you buy peaches out of season, they have to come from further away. Also remember places outside of the US have different food growing laws and there are many things they can use on their food such as humanure, that are illegal in the US for safety reasons. Another great reason to buy local.

We are working hard to grow our own peaches at Little Sprouts. We have two little trees that produce some fruit for us, but we are working on growing more. We love to buy bushels of fresh peaches from our local peach barn and save a bunch of them for winter. We are not allowed by USDA or DHS to serve home canned foods in daycare, so I freeze them for future use. You can also dehydrate them and they are delicious like candy.

Any way you preserve them, they will not taste better than when you started. Make sure you get delicious fruit to begin with. Our favorite is Red Haven. At our peach barn, Livesay’s Peach Barn in Porter, Oklahoma, they sell the most delicious Red Havens you can imagine. Don’t use those yucky Styrofoam tasting grocery store peaches. Make sure you get a quality peach to begin with. If you are within 500 miles of Porter, it’s worth the drive to get them from Livesay’s.

Livesay’s also has their own cookbook with a ton of ways to use peaches. Check it out if you go to the barn to get your peaches. 

peaches, ready for freezing

To freeze peaches, first you need to get a big stock pot full of water up to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Wash your fruit well. Drop them into the boiling water a few at a time. Let the peaches boil in the salted water for 3 minutes. Remove them. Plunge them into a bowl of ice water. Leave them in the ice water until your next batch of peaches are done blanching. Then drain them.

Slice your peaches, or half them and remove the pits. Be careful because sometimes a little bit of the pit can be left behind inside. Run your finger inside the hole the pit left to make sure it’s all soft. Biting into a pit is not fun.

Peaches, Using and Storing Produce

Once all your peaches are sliced in sizes you like, you can freeze them in quart size freezer bags. I do not peel my peaches. I feel the skins are nutritious and I don’t want to waste them. If you wanted to peel yours, you can slide the skins off easily after they are blanched.

Make sure to remove as much air as possible from the bag. Peaches will save for months in the freezer. I thaw them in a bowl and serve them partially slushy. We call them slushy peaches. They taste similar to eating a canned peach, but the flavor is amazing. Canned peaches from the store having nothing on these babies.

Peaches, Using and Storing Produce

In the winter, when there is no tasty produce around, we open a bag of our peaches and thaw them and say, “TASTES LIKE SUMMER TIME”. It’s a tradition.

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Cooking with Kids-Blueberry Peach Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious and fun to make. They can be made with a multitude of different ingredients. They are a great place to hide a few veggies as well, if you have picky kids who may not get enough good nutrition in their diets. Most kids like fruit, so the smoothie is the perfect vehicle to add a punch of health to their diet in a tasty way. Try your hand at creating your own smoothie recipe and you might be surprised what you end up loving.

kids making smoothies

These blueberry peach smoothies are always a big hit with my kids. They LOVE eating stuff they make themselves. It’s a pretty low maintenance recipe for the adults in charge, and that’s always a plus in my book. Simplify! That’s my motto. Anything you can do that the kids enjoy that puts little pressure on you, is a winner.

We used frozen fruit for these smoothies since berries were long out of season and we had some tasty ones in the freezer from our summer food preservation efforts. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, tons of vitamin c and other nutrients, and peaches are as well of course.

Other great smoothie ingredients include: Spinach, kale, apples, bananas, any kind of berry, pears, pineapple, pineapple juice, apple juice, and the list goes on and on. Use your imagination!

Peach Blueberry Smoothie

You could substitute any healthy fruits and veggies you have on hand and make a wonderfully wonderful treat for the kids or you any time. Give it a try.

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Blueberry Peach Smoothie
A refreshing, healthy smoothie for kids and grown ups alike.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C. frozen blueberries
  2. 4 C. frozen peaches
  3. 1 C. yogurt
  4. 2 C. milk
  5. 1 C. raw sugar (you could use honey as well)
  6. 2 C. ice
Instructions
  1. Wash hands and have kids wash theirs.
  2. Dump all ingredients in blender.
  3. Blend.
  4. Pour into cups and enjoy!
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Peach Yogurt Pops

I love cooking with my kids because they have tons of fun. But it’s also important to cook with kids because it makes them interested in healthy food, like Peach Yogurt Pops. A few weeks ago we made these very tasty peach yogurt pops for a treat for our water party. So fun and so delicious.

First I gave the kids a bunch of peaches to cut into small pieces.   3 cups peach pieces

First I gave the kids a bunch of peaches to cut into small pieces.
3 cups peach pieces

 

Then the kids placed them in the blender so we could puree them.

Then the kids placed them in the blender so we could puree them.

 

Then we mixed in the other ingredients.   1 cup plain greek yogurt 1/2 cup sugar

Then we mixed in the other ingredients.
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup sugar

 

We poured the mixture into our popsicle molds and put them in the freezer until the next day.  One of our handles is missing so we used a plastic fork.  If you don't have molds, you can use Dixie cups with a fork or popsicle stick or you can pour your mixture into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap.  Then insert a popsicle stick or tooth pick through the plastic into the cube tray and freeze.  The plastic holds the sticks up straight.

We poured the mixture into our popsicle molds and put them in the freezer until the next day. One of our handles is missing so we used a plastic fork. If you don’t have molds, you can use Dixie cups with a fork or popsicle stick or you can pour your mixture into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap. Then insert a popsicle stick or tooth pick through the plastic into the cube tray and freeze. The plastic holds the sticks up straight.

These pops are tart, sweet, and extremely refreshing. I recommend you try them as soon as possible.