Peach and cherry quinoa crumble

This peach and cherry crumble is deliciously sweet and completely healthy with quinoa and almond flour as the topping! Eat up!

Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble |

The other day I woke up with a tiny crack in the corner of my mouth where your upper and bottom lips meet. I have no idea what caused it and unlike my husband and every other family member, I don’t get herpes cold sores on my mouth, so it’s not that. It’s just a crack. And it’s making my life miserable.

Let’s discuss all the things in which you need to open your mouth wider than 1/2 an inch, shall we?

1. Yawning. Sleep is my favorite part of every day so I do this a lot.

2. Brushing your teeth. Let’s just say, a lot of mouth wash has been used since the actual brushing thing is kind of hard.

3. Screaming at your dog when she’s freaked out the neighbor child so badly that he’s climbed on top of the garbage can he was dragging up his driveway and now paralyzed in fear as she barks ferociously at him. (she dislikes children and dislikes garbage cans even more. He really screwed himself with that combo.)

4. Eating.

Particularly sweet, delicious, summer fruit that I can’t get enough of right now and refuse to let this little mouth crack ailment stop that in any way.

Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble |

So instead of opening wide around these perfect farm stand peaches we grabbed last weekend while we were upstate, I modified with some chopping action.

And if you’re going to chop, you might as well crumble too,right? Duh. In a healthy way of course.

With quinoa and almond flour as your topping and just a touch of honey mixed with the fruit, you could eat the whole dish without a second thought.

Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble |

All while keeping your mouth open at 1/2 an inch and under.

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This peach & cherry crumble is deliciously sweet and completely healthy with quinoa and almond flour as the topping! Eat up!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 4 peaches, chopped
  • 1¾ cup cherries, halved & pitted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup red quinoa, rinsed
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine peaches and cherries in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together honey, 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil (melt the coconut oil if it’s not already liquid), and the extracts in a small bowl and pour over the fruit mixture, tossing to coat it thoroughly.
  4. Pour the fruit into a baking dish.
  5. In another small bowl combine the quinoa, almond flour, cinnamon and the remaining teaspoon of coconut oil. With your fingerstips, combine the mixture so that it loosely forms crumbs (the coconut oil will help it do this).
  6. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the fruit in the baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes until the top is slightly browning/crisping and the fruit is bubbly.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve warm. Ice cream on top is a great idea too!
*Inspired by & adapted from Baker By Nature


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  1. 1

    Yummy! What a perfect dessert for the last few weeks of summer. So glad this is refined sugar free too!

  2. 2

    Wow this looks amazing! You’re pics are so pretty and make me need to eat that crumble right now!! I really like how you’ve made it healthy with the quinoa – I’m going to try this! mmmm thanks for the recipe! I’m hungry now! x

  3. 3

    I have one of those annoying cracks there…Ive had it for a few days..its definitely making eating a pain in the butt! This sounds wonderful! I love the combo of cherries and peaches!

  4. 4

    Ugh I hope the crack is gone soon! Those things suck. I betcha it happened while you were sleeping or something. Dry mouth plus a yawn? Totally possible. But until then… delicately eating yumminess like this is a must.

  5. 5

    Ugh– I get those cracks in the winter sometimes! So paintful!

    This looks awesome. Totally could be a breakfast food, right?!

    • 6
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      It was this morning for me! Needed something fast as I ran out the door to head to the airport and so reheated crumble it was :)

  6. 7

    I love the look of your new blog! This looks incredible, especially with the creative addition of quinoa. Fab pics, as usual!

  7. 8

    You poor dear. I hope it heals fast. This crumble looks amazing, and I like the sound of healthy. Love your new digs.

  8. 9

    Ooooh, peaches and cherries and crumble – oh my!

  9. 10

    A healthy dessert with my 2 favorite fruits?! Sign me up! :)

  10. 11

    Ouch — I hope your mouth heals and feels better very soon!

    LOVE the quinoa in this crumble!!

  11. 12

    I hate when I get those cracks in the corner. They are seriously worse than paper cuts. Everything you put in your mouth makes it burn.

  12. 13

    Sorry, I must be the only dumb reader you have, but did you cook the quinoa first or use it dry?

    • 14
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      haha, you’re not dumb..valid question! I used it dry. After doing that in granola a few months ago I realized you can eat quinoa like that without cooking it in liquid and it keeps the crunch thing going on :)

  13. 15

    Well… Usually that’s called stomatitis and it’s caused from a riboflavin deficiency… although, I can’t imagine that for you. Do you take a multi-vitamin?

    • 16
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Um woah…have you googled stomatitis?! Wikipedia has some scary ass images of it! I’m bad about taking a multi-vitamin consistently, I do it in waves. Maybe I should start up again!

      • 17

        Oh dear lord… don’t google anything medical :-)

        We usually see it with kids who are going through growth spurts, expending a lot of energy (which is what B-vitamins are used in large part for) and not able to keep up their nutrition needs. It’s really not all that yucky in kids… just irritated and almost chapped on the inside bend of their mouth. Start back taking the multi and see if it goes away.

  14. 18

    Quinoa! As a crumble topping! I love this idea. And really, I love any idea that helps me feel less guilty about taking a second helping of dessert. :)

  15. 19

    I am so in love with this! Must get cherries and make it soon.

  16. 20

    Ouch! I hate when weird things happen like that!!

    I love this cumble using quinoa!

  17. 21

    I am a total sucker for fruit crumble. Any excuse to eat (what seems like) dessert for breakfast, amiright?

  18. 22

    I just made a crumble with coconut and buckwheat flour…I never thought of using quinoa in it’s dry form! This looks divine…thanks for a great idea!

  19. 23

    This couldn’t get much healthier (at least until you add the ice cream on top) and peaches and cherries are two of my favorites!


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