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Fresh fruit provides new mamas with many of the desired qualities needed to heal during the postpartum window.

Peaches, nectarines and plums are all in season right now, making them the perfect choice for a warm, delicious, and moist treat like this Spiced Summer Fruit Crisp. 

Spiced Summer Fruit Crisp is sweet, juicy, simple enough for a weakened digestion, and especially gentle and warming with the fresh ginger and cinnamon.

This recipe is a satisfying postpartum dessert for any time of day. I especially like crisp leftovers for breakfast. It would be best served after two weeks postpartum as the topping is slightly dry. So it would be best when the digestive fire is beginning to strengthen.

This crisp is extra yummy with fresh coconut whipped cream on top. A crisp is also a great opportunity to use up fruit that is about to go bad, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand. As Autumn approaches, try it with apples and pears. 

Let us know what you think if you give it a try!



Try this Recipe!

SPICED SUMMER FRUIT CRISP

Serves 9


INGREDIENTS

Filling:

6 stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums)

1/4 cup apple cider

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 tbsp finely ground almond flour

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 tsp ginger powder)

1/4 tsp cardamom (optional)

¼ tsp salt

 

Top:

1 cup flour

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup coconut sugar

½ cup coconut oil, room temperature or colder, should be solid

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt


PREPARATION

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and lightly oil a 9×13 glass baking dish.
  2. Wash and cut stone fruit into ½” wedges, leaving skin on if desired. Place in a mixing bowl with remaining filling ingredients and stir until fully coated. Feel free to taste test and add more sugar or spices to taste.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients and mix with hands until thick crumbs form.
  4. Place fruit into the baking dish. Top with crumb topping. Bake in the oven about 45 minutes until bubbling at the sides and filling has thickened slightly.

For more inspiring, nourishing, & delicious postpartum recipes, check out the Touching Heaven cookbook!

For deeper support during your postpartum months, check out Nourishing Wholeness, our Postpartum Mothers’ Circle.



Recipe & Photos compliments of
Kaitlyn Desider

Blog Contributor, Ayurdoula, Wellness Coach

Kaitlyn Desider lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband, two young children and their dog. Food is her love language and she is happiest in the kitchen cooking nourishing food for loved ones. She is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, Ayurdoula, and alum of Center for Sacred Window Studies. She can’t wait to share her passion for living in tune with nature with women, and especially new moms.


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