ginger peach coconut crisp

Having friends over for dinner and need a quick and easy dessert recipe?  Look no further!

Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp , a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert! ~vegan, gluten free~

This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

I like to keep a bag of frozen fruit in the freezer for this very reason, to whip up a dessert in no time flat!  Whether you make a crumble topping out of oats, flakes or cookies, you can’t go wrong with a warm fruit crisp!

Inspiration for this recipe came from my trusty old Moosewood Restaurant Cookbook.  I added a few ingredients to the original recipe to spice it up a little.

Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp ~ a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert ~vegan, gluten free~

Crushed gingersnap cookies create the crumble topping.  Newman’s Own makes a tasty vegan gingersnap and Mi-Del makes a great gluten free gingersnap.  I haven’t run across a brand that makes a vegan and gluten free gingersnap…have you?  Please share if you have!  I suppose you can make your own, but that would take “quick” and “easy” out of the equation!

Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp

1 pound frozen unsweetened sliced peaches

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 cup crumbled gingersnaps

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes

Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp ~ a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert ~vegan, gluten free~

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

-Lightly grease a 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil or coconut oil cooking spray and evenly distribute peaches in the bottom.

-Drizzle lemon juice and melted coconut oil over peaches.

-In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.  Sprinkle over peaches.

-Top with crumbled gingersnaps and coconut flakes.

-Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling.

-Serve warm, top with ice cream of your choice and enjoy!

Ginger Peach Coconut Crisp ~ a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert ~vegan, gluten free~

We topped ours with vegan coconut milk ice cream.

Happy Friday!!!

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies


I survived the Zooma Cape Cod half marathon!  It wasn’t my best run, but I finished and that’s enough for me :)


The morning of the race was picture perfect!

I committed the rookie mistake of starting off too fast.  I just got so caught up in the excitement and tried keeping up with the crowd instead of finding my comfortable pace.  I paid the price by getting the worst side stitch ever!  I was about to throw in the towel at mile 3, instead I slowed down and powered through.  By mile 7 the pain was gone and I was able to enjoy the rest of the race!  The best part of the day was seeing Shaye with Noah up on his shoulders cheering me across the finish line :)


As a reward, I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  This is honestly the easiest cookie recipe I’ve ever made!  They whip up in no time and taste wonderful!

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Simple Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

inspired by this recipe

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a large bowl, mix together the coconut flour, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and eggs until batter is formed.  The batter will form after a few minutes when the coconut flour absorbs the liquid.

(if you need to melt coconut oil on the stove make sure it is cooled before adding the eggs or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!)

-Stir in the chocolate chips.

-Use a tablespoon and drop dough onto a cookie sheet.

-Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

-Let cool and enjoy!

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Big heartfelt thanks to all those who supported me, donated money to every mother counts, and cheered me on!!!

homemade hot chocolate with cacao powder

Here’s the perfect thing for an afternoon treat!  Good for warming up on a cool fall day or for a little pick-me-up!

You can read more about the benefits of cacao here! 

hot cacao

Hot Cacao

1 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1-2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar (any sweetener would work)

dash cinnamon

-Gently melt coconut oil and whisk in cacao powder, coconut palm sugar and cinnamon.

-Add almond milk and simmer until warm.


I threw mine into the vitamix for a whirl to make it frothy!