peach and lavender crisp with vanilla bean ice cream

peach and lavender crisp

I’m easily amused.

I should say very easily amused.

Like when the iPhone first came out circa 2007, and you could hold your phone up to the radio, click on Shazam, and it would tell you who was singing the song; well, I clicked Shazam like crazy. I must have tapped that sucker at least 67 times because I thought it was a flipping miracle. I seriously felt like Helen Keller learning how to spell. You could imagine my giddiness when FaceTime came around. O.M.G.

I’m also easily amused with our garden this year. Every time I go outside with Mr. B to check on the status of the garden and see that nothing has bit the dust, I become super jazz-hands excited. Like I shout twelve octaves higher telling Mr. B that there appears to be a bud. An actual tomato bud! BABE! Look, a potential tomato! Mr. B is generally not as amused.

peaches and lavender

Well, apparently being easily amused is working on our garden because not only will we have to make caparese salads for the next hundred years, but our herbs are kicking butt, too!  A current fav is the Aristotle basil because it looks like a brain full of secrets and serious thought. I am also madly crushing on the lavender because she’s a beaut and smells incredible.

I wish you could have been there when I decided to put lavender into this peach crisp. Holy bonkers. You would think it would have been the first time I discovered seamless unmentionables. Yes, this peach crisp goes into the fruit dessert category. Baby steps. I’m getting better at allowing those two fellows to play together in the same sentence.


But really, this crisp is seriously insane. Peaches are in season right now and let me tell you, go buy yourself buckets of these juicy suckers because they taste like the blue sky with honey on top. Plus, the touch of lavender with melted vanilla bean ice cream, you will be MEGA amused, my friends.

Seasonal Eating Series:

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My talented and fantastic friend, Becky, author of The Vintage Mixer, and her husband Josh, are showing us that eating seasonally can be fun! Each month they will provide a Seasonal Produce Guide, which you can save on your iPhone or desktop so you can get in the seasonal eating spirit.

Not only do they provide a beautiful illustration each month like the one above, you can also join me and a few fabulous food bloggers who are serving up seasonally inspired recipes. Follow us on Instagram and tag your photos with the #eatseasonal hashtag!

Aimee @ Simple Bites – Tomato Nasturtium Salad with Dates and Pistachios
Molly @ My name is Yeh – Upside Down Plum and Olive Oil Cake
Lindsey @ Cafe Johnsonia – Raw Kale Salad with Berries
Kelley @ Mountian Mama Cooks – Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
Becky @ Vintage Mixer – Watermelon Mojitos
Heidi @ Foodie Crush – Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce
Liren @ Kitchen Confidante – Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream
Lauren @ Lauren’s Latest – Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie

peach and lavender crisp

Peach and Lavender Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


4 peaches, sliced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon lavender (+ more for garnish)
1/2 cup plain granola
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, place peaches on the bottom. Sprinkle two tablespoons on top. Next, combine flour, two tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, butter, lavender, and granola. Mix together until well incorporated. Pour the crisp mixture on top of the peaches. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Scoop ice cream on top and serve family style. Garnish with lavender if desired.

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24 Responses to “peach and lavender crisp with vanilla bean ice cream”

  1. #
    Tieghan Gerard — August 12, 2014 at 06:52

    I lov this combo of peaches and lavender. It is the perfect use of August produce!

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:17

      Thanks, Tieghan!

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    Aimee — August 12, 2014 at 06:53

    I’m craving this for breakfast now. Adding peaches to my list for the market!

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:18

      Peaches are the best right now! Thanks, Aimee!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 12, 2014 at 06:54

    Woah! Love the flavors of this! Is it wrong to have it for breakfast? haha ;)

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:18

      NOPE! :) Thanks, Julie!

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    molly yeh — August 12, 2014 at 07:21

    can you please come over and tell me what on earth i am doing wrong with my herb garden?! my basil does not look like a brain full of secrets. it looks like the saddest stalk in all the land that is on his last legs and hating me for it. and you have LAVENDER?! i am so freaking jealous. and this crisp, it’s just *beyond*

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:20

      Okay, we need to have a garden gathering! We’ll chat about secrets and garden things. Oh, and could you please make that plum cake? k. Thanks!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 12, 2014 at 08:06

    Such a nice flavour for a crisp! This is so pretty!

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:20

      Thank you, Katrina!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 12, 2014 at 08:11

    This is the prettiest crisp I ever did see :) Love the peach + lavender combo. And, so awesome that you have lavender in your garden!!

    • Lauren replied: — August 12th, 2014 @ 08:22

      Why, thank you, my dear! :) We are growing it in a clay pot so you could totally do it!

  7. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — August 12, 2014 at 08:44

    Love the addition of lavender in this crisp. Never would have thought of that! Pinned!

  8. #
    Baby June — August 12, 2014 at 09:53

    That looks awesome! Love love love the addition of lavender :)

  9. #
    Meredith — August 12, 2014 at 12:27

    So incredibly delicious! Love the lavender!!

  10. #
    Becky — August 12, 2014 at 12:55

    You’re really embracing the fruit-y desserts now!! Love it! And the lavender… oh my! Great recipe :)

  11. #
    Matt Robinson — August 12, 2014 at 20:31

    Beautiful. Wishing I had a big ol’ bowl of this right now!

  12. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — August 13, 2014 at 04:50

    I’m loving the peach lavender combo, Lauren! I’m the same way with my garden. My husband isn’t a fan (mostly because he doesn’t like tomatoes) and he just can’t get as excited as I do.

  13. #
    DessertForTwo — August 13, 2014 at 06:07

    This is BEAUTIFUL. And I’m sure it’s delicious!

  14. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 13, 2014 at 06:16

    I’m such a crisp fanatic!! This looks amazing Lauren! I love the addition of the lavender, gotta try that! :)

  15. #
    Joanne — August 14, 2014 at 13:13

    I do that with my mom’s figs! So obviously it’s totally a normal reaction to homegrown produce.

    I would totally squeal over this crisp also. PEACHES!

  16. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — August 18, 2014 at 11:49

    I have become SO obsessed with Lavender-infused food recently, so this makes my heart sing!!! Looks absolutely delectable Lauren, so gorgi I am in love :)


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