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Best Ever Peach Crisp Recipe

I know what you are thinking…How on EARTH could you make a classic like Peach Crisp THE BEST?! Well let me just tell you. I had a few peaches left over after making my Delicious Peach Stuffed French Toast last week and wanted to make a simple dessert for me and hubby to enjoy after dinner. 

So, here I am all excited to make my Peach Crisp, gathering my ingredients when I realize I am OUT of a staple….my oats!!

I am not even kidding, everything was mixed and ready to go and here I am with a pile of brown sugar and butter just staring at my bowl. I panicked and opened my baking cupboard to see what else I had that I could possibly use and I noticed a small bag of bulk corn flakes left from the last time I made my Peanut Butter Squares

Ahhh Haaa! I was saved! But how do you use cereal for a crisp you ask? Well friends, this is what makes this Peach Crisp the BEST EVER. Just look at the crispiness below!

Peach Crisp

Traditionally when making a crisp with oats I find that by the time my oat mixture comes to a nice golden crunchy brown my peaches (or apples if making my apple crisp) are mush. Not with this recipe!

The corn flake cereal takes much less time to cook with the butter and sugars which mean you end up with lovely peaches, not mushy ones, underneath your sweet crispy top! Just trust me! Make this crisp and let me know below how much you loved this one vs your traditional one!

Sometimes running out of staple ingredients is just the kick you need to create the Best Ever of anything…so instead of freaking out and turning into a crazy flour covered woman next time, I will just open my cupboard and see what else I have to use instead and share with you another one of my “mistake-turned-great” recipes! 

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Best Ever Peach Crisp Recipe

Easy and delicious peach crisp recipe that is topped with crushed cornflakes to make it a unique crisp everyone will love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine English-American
Keyword Cornflake Crisp, Peach Crisp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Melissa


  • 4 Peaches rinsed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg just a pinch, I use fresh and pass over the rasp twice
  • Salt just a pinch
  • 2 c Corn Flakes gently crushed so they are not large flakes
  • 1/3 c Butter softened, or margarine
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Flour


  • Mix Peaches with cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in an 8×8 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the corn flakes, butter, brown sugar and flour using a fork. It will begin to look like a “crumble”.
  • Once everything is mixed together, place over your peach mixture, gently press down with fork to fill any holes.
  • Place in preheated oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve with vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!

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The Best EVER Peach Crisp Recipe
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Kathy Peterson

Friday 24th of January 2020

Made 2 of them one this way and I also made another one with a few substitutes I didn't have fresh peaches on hand so I used canned peaches. I add just a enough juice to cover peaches, 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. I kept cinnamon and nutmeg the same. For the topping I added into the cornflake mixture a 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract and 1-2 tablespoons of Captain Morgan(acholol cooks off) gives it a nice little flavor boost. Thank you for the recipe sorry I had to take one in my own direction just had to see if it would work super excited it worked out both ways and that they are both delicious in there own ways. Thank you!!


Sunday 4th of July 2021

@Kathy Peterson, -how long did you cook it with canned peaches?


Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words Kathy!! Your version with the Captain Morgan sounds DELISH! We will have to try it that way as well. So happy you loved our recipe <3

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Friday 9th of September 2016

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Thursday 1st of September 2016

Thanks Melanie <3 I love using fresh ingredients to make treats!!

Stephanie Wilson

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

I can't wait to try this. Peach is my husband's favorite fruit and I'm always looking for new recipes to try!


Wednesday 24th of August 2016

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!! <3