Grilled Peaches with Walnut Granola

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Peaches are the epitome of summer. They are soft, tangy, floral, and juicy. In Colorado we have, in my opinion, the best peaches in the country–Palisade peaches! These beauties fly off the shelves of every market as soon as they are in season. If you manage to get your hands on a few, you’re in for a treat. 

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There are so many recipes to make with peaches, such as the obviously iconic peach pies, tarts, or crumbles. But sometimes you just don’t have time to make or bake all that. You want peaches and you want them now! So, what better way than to simply grill one or two and have it with your favorite ice cream? To top it off, a sprinkle of some easy granola for crunch and texture. Uhm, of course! 

These peaches can be prepared outdoors on your barbecue grill, or in a cast iron skillet stovetop inside. You can’t go wrong here. As for the granola, it’s my take on an easy topping, which you can also munch on at any time. I just threw all this in a nonstick skillet and done. No oven time at all. Let’s eat.

Here is the recipe:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup of unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of instant oats
  • ⅓ cup of raw honey
  • ½ cup of almond flour
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of fresh nutmeg, ground nutmeg also works 
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Your favorite ice cream (I used dairy-free So Delicious brand)
  • Fresh basil or mint, optional

Note: I used my Cuisinart indoor grill for the peaches, but you can use a cast iron skillet on medium low heat, or an outdoor grill over indirect heat.

Directions for the walnut granola:

  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat add the chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, instant oats, raw honey, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut oil and salt.
  2. Stir to combine all the ingredients together and melt the coconut oil.
  3. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the heat and let it cool before serving.

Directions for the peaches:

  1. Set your indoor grill on sear mode and the temperature to 400° F.
  2. Brush the halved peaches with olive oil on all sides, and sprinkle them with granulated sugar.
  3. Once the grill is on desired temperature, add the peaches.
  4. Grill them on both sides for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sugar has formed a nice caramelization and sear marks. You can flip the peaches gently once or twice to create a crosshatch pattern on them.
  5. Plate the peaches and a scoop of your favorite ice cream, top with the walnut granola and garnish with basil or fresh mint. Enjoy!

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