You’re getting ready for a spontaneous dinner with friends and you’re in charge of dessert. There’s no time to bake a cake or run out to grab a pie, but you do have a few spare peaches and oats in the kitchen. Stress no more, dessert is only minutes away!

With just a single bowl and a few pantry staples, you can bring together a peach crumble that celebrates the flavors of spring and summer days. You get many of the textures and flavors of a decadent peach pie with far less effort and far more nutrition (we see you, flaxseed!). 

Fresh peach halves serve as the base of the treat and are topped with a crunchy, buttery, oat crumble. This topping is very forgiving, so feel free to add extra oats, flaxseed, or cinnamon to make it suit your texture and flavor goals. 

Make sure your butter is soft, but not melted, because you need the creamy texture to bind the rest of the ingredients together. Once the crumble is mixed up, you can sprinkle on top of the peaches to let the peaches be the star, or you can pack on the crumble if you love the extra texture. There’s no wrong way to whip up this quick dessert.

We call this a dessert or snack because you can make this as indulgent as you would like! Rest assured that either way, you’re getting a nutritious boost of your omega-3-packed flaxseed. It’s up to you whether you serve these little beauties with a scoop of ice cream or let them shine on their own. We love how the ice cream starts to melt and coat the warm peaches, but whipped cream could also give you an equally creamy component. 

If you only have a few peaches left but still need to pull a dessert together, you can try slicing the peaches and use them to line the baking dish. Next, sprinkle the crumble over the top. Keep an eye on it in the oven as it will cook more quickly. The portions may be a little smaller, but you can still create a delicious, peachy, crumble — even at the last minute!

If you make any of our recipes, give us a shoutout @manitobamilling so we can see your creations!

Gluten Free Flaxseed and Oat Peach Crumble

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2-3 peaches fresh, halved and pit removed
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup Manitoba Milling Co. Whole-Milled Flaxseed
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • In a small baking dish, arrange peach halves flesh side up.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, oats, flaxseed, sugars, salt, and cinnamon until evenly mixed.
  • Divide butter mixture between peach halves and gently pack down so filling adheres to peaches.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown and peaches are fork tender.
  • Serve warm topped with ice cream or whipped cream.