Grilled Peaches with Toasted Almond Granola Topping

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Almond Granola Topping
Staff Writer
Missy Chase Lapine

Grilled Peaches

Grilling peaches quickly transforms a seasonal fruit into an exciting dessert. The crunchy toasted almond topping topping makes for a delicious filling, as well as a healthy granola treat the next morning, should there be any leftovers.

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4
Servings
208
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons wheat germ or ground flaxseeds
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon almond extract or pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup slivered raw almonds
  • 1/4 Cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil or almond oil
  • 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 4 peaches, halved

Directions

Combine wheat germ (or flaxseeds), salt, cinnamon, and extract in large mixing bowl; set aside. 

Place almonds and oats in a large dry skillet over medium heat, shaking or stirring often until they start to lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add the warm almonds and oats to the other ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the warm almonds and oats to the other ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir to combine. Return skillet to the stovetop, reduce to low heat, and add 1 tablespoon of the oil, brown sugar, and honey, stirring for about 1 minute until melted. Pour the hot mixture into the mixing bowl and quickly toss to coat all ingredients; set aside. 

Preheat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium, and brush or wipe the grill grate with oil. 

Cut each peach in half along their seam down the center, twist in opposite directions to open and remove the pits. Use a spoon to scrape reddish flesh from cavity of peach and make a hole for your granola filling. Brush the cut side of each peach with oil. 

Place the peaches cut side down onto the grill or grill pan and cook until the peaches are slightly tender and grill marks show, 3-5 minutes. 

Place 2 peach halves on each plate and fill each with about 1 tablespoon of the granola crumble mixture. Serve warm. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
24µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
55mg
6%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
68mg
10%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
72mg
5%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.