As summer skates into view, so do fresh fruits and cookouts with family and friends. An easy, delicious and healthy dessert option will leave your guests (and yourself) quite satisfied. Of course the scoop of vanilla ice cream isn’t the healthiest choice, but everything in moderation is key and the pairing is a must try. If ice cream or dessert for that matter isn’t your thing, stop reading and hop off this post, we can’t be friends! But really, I’ve got you covered if you’d like to try the peaches in a twist to your breakfast norm.
I’ve made the peaches and eaten them with a handful of granola and some vanilla greek yogurt for breakfast three times this week. It’s a nice break from a normal breakfast routine and I’m one of those people who certainly has a routine. I’ve been pre-cutting and pitting the peaches at night and storing in a small container to save time in the morning. Then, I’ll throw the peaches in the oven to bake while I start my morning fashion debate and they’re ready to eat before running out the door. They are filling and a stride away from my normal cup of yogurt and handful of blueberries. I strongly suggest this method, along with eating them as a sinfully delicious dessert.
Recipe yields one, if you’re making for a group, plan on one peach per person. Surprisingly, they’re quite filling.
1 ripe peach, sliced in half and pitted
1 tablespoon honey
1 small splash vanilla extract
1 dash cinnamon
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line a small baking sheet or dish with foil, and slightly turn up the edges on all four sides. I can’t stress the importance of this step enough, it’ll save you cleanup time and help contain the peach juice so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of your pan. If you can’t guess, I experienced that first hand — the pan is still soaking.
3. Place your peaches on the foil and set aside.
4. In a small bowl, mix together your honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Spread the mixture over both peach halves.
5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The peaches should be soft and the honey should give them a light golden brown appearance.
6. Remove peaches and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or with a small dish of granola and vanilla greek yogurt.
This simple dessert takes minimal time and will be an impressive treat for family, friends and summer hockey league parties!
*If you’d like to add a little slapshot to dessert recipe, add a splash of bourbon to the mixture before coating the peaches.