RECIPE: Peaches and Cream Cups

My friend Lisa returned from her family’s organic peach farm in Colorado with these phenomenally good peaches.  They were magically delicious by themselves, but I was in charge of a dessert for a dinner party, so I thought I’d somehow incorporate them in to a sweet treat.  I used to use store bought or canned peaches, a tube of ‘slice and bake’ sugar cookies and grocery store vanilla ice cream as a summer dessert before I knew any better.  So that chemical-laden, highly processed treat, oddly, was the inspiration for this healthier, more tasty dish.peaches peach crumble ingredients

It’s pretty simple if you just want to sprinkle a granola “crumble” on top—MUCH EASIER and same taste, by the way.  But if you are aiming to impress, have some extra time, or just like to shoot for the stars, try the home made granola cups.

INGREDIENTS:

Organic Peaches

All Natural Vanilla Ice cream

All Natural  Granola

But if you want a granola cup, not a granola crumble, here’s how you make your granola cup:

Preheat your oven to 375

GRANOLA CUP INGREDIENTS:

1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c sunflower seeds (raw or salted)
7-8 medjool dates (pitted)
2 Tbsp organic coconut oil
4 dashes of cinnamon
Combine all of the above in a food processor and then mold in to cup cake pan with baking cups.
Option to glaze with maple syrup and olive oil (1 Tbsp of each combine and then brushed on)
crumble cups

Bake on 375 for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.  At this point you can save the cups for future use in the fridge, or go ahead and add a few pieces of your chopped peaches, and return to oven for another 10 minutes.

peach crumble cups

Pull your peach granola cups and let cool a few minutes. Then serve with organic vanilla ice cream. Only the good stuff!  If your cups crumble, trust me, no one will notice, because these are mind-blowing good!

peach crumble dessert

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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