Foodie Friday: Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches a la Mode {gluten free, vegan}


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl,  and Farrah from Fairyburger!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free}  via @fitfoodiemama

Happy, happy FRIDAY!!! Hope everyone made it through the week okay.  I don’t know about you but I am happy it’s finally Friday- this week has been a little rough for me. The heat and humidity has been out of control, we’ve had crazy thunderstorms and my kids have taken their demonic minon status to the next level.  I know a lot of you might disagree with me but I’m ready for cool weather, crisp air and the start of school 😉 

Anyway, back to Friday and all things food! So, today we are featuring peach recipes! Truth be told, I had something a little different in mind.  Since a few weeks ago I shared my Honey & Hemp Peach ‘N Cream recipe I was dead set on sharing a savory peach recipe for today. 

I originally wanted to feature fresh peaches with perfect grill lines, a splash of balsamic and seasoned with sprinkles of fresh thyme.  As my luck would have it though my grill lines didn’t look pretty enough (for my standards at least) so I had to improvise at the last second.

To prettify my peach I problem solved by slappin’ a scoop of ice cream on the grilled maple balsamic peach and finished off with a blackberry on top.

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free}  via @fitfoodiemama

 

Honestly, this turned out WAY better than I expected.  The bittersweet bite of the maple balsamic compliments so well with the vanilla bean ice cream….it’s like OUT OF THIS WORLD good.  The grilled peach adds an almost candy-like sweet flavor.  Seriously, grilled peaches by themselves are a treat but the splash of maple balsamic in combination with the dairy free vanilla bean ice cream just brings it to the next level.  

PS. Luck was also not on my side while photographing these sweet peaches- I do not advise attempting to take pictures of a frozen dessert outside in 90 degree weather right before it’s about to rain.  😉  Thankfully I didn’t do a live Periscope broadcast of a “food photog behind the scenes” like I originally intended….it was not pretty! 

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free} via @fitfoodiemama

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free} via @fitfoodiemama

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free} via @fitfoodiemama

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free} via @fitfoodiemama

 

MAPLE BALSAMIC GRILLED PEACH

A LA MODE


RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach, halved and pit removed
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp maple balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 scoop dairy free/vegan vanilla bean “ice cream”
  • blackberries for garnish (optional) 
  • basil or mint for garnish (optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. Heat grill.
  2. Brush peach flesh with coconut oil and place face down on hot grill. 
  3. Grill for approximately 15 minutes or until soft. 
  4. Remove and spoon in maple balsamic where pit used to be and let sit for a minute to absorb. 
  5. Scoop vanilla bean ice cream on top and garnish with blackberry and basil. 
  6. ENJOY! :)

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46 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply August 21, 2015

this looks amazing and simple! Everything is better with a little ice cream on top! I am so excited that my major avocado tree trim worked, I have tons of them :) bring on those recipes! TGIF!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    So true! I'm excited to share some avocado recipes for next week!!! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply August 21, 2015

f**k me.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    I love it when you talk dirty! ;)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply August 21, 2015

That looks fantastic dear! Love grilled fruit! I love how it caramelizes the sugars!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Me too- seriously, peaches grilled are a whole new level of delicious!

Sarah
Reply August 21, 2015

This looks so good!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply August 21, 2015

ooh yummy grilled peaches are so good. I am working on something with them too for next week. Love to grill anything really
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Yay, can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 21, 2015

That is gorgeous and looks so yummy!!! It's hard to photograph something melting!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Haha, it really is!!!

Lisa @ RunWiki
Reply August 21, 2015

This is perfection on a plate. I've been grilling peaches and the flavor is unreal- this sounds even better!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Omg grilled peaches are seriously so yum and the ice cream on top is really like nothing else I've ever tasted!

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply August 21, 2015

Oh, I really need to try this! I rarely grill in the summer (which sounds weird, but, you know 110+ degrees) but I just might have to fire it up!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    I cannot imagine how hot it is there but if it cools down you definitely need to try this!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply August 21, 2015

Grilled fruit is the best! I love balsamic on strawberries, but I have still never tried it on other fruit like peaches.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    This was my first time using it on fruit other than strawberries and it was out of this world- the hint of maple flavor really brought it to the next level!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 21, 2015

Sorry about the demonic minions running around the house haha, but this looks FAN to the TASTIC! NOM!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Girl this grilled peach and ice cream made my life so much better in one bite, haha!

Sina @ Vegan Heaven
Reply August 21, 2015

Oh, this sounds so incredibly delicious, Annmarie! Can't wait to try it! I love grilled peaches! :-)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Thank you- I hope you do! It was SO good!

Ivanna
Reply August 21, 2015

This looks so good! A healthier alternative for desert. I am going to have to try it soon.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Thank you! I hope you do, it was yummy!

Cotton
Reply August 21, 2015

yum! I am going to try this as soon as I get home from work!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Yay! Enjoy! :)

Liz
Reply August 21, 2015

Holy yum. This looks AMAZING! I want it right now!!! Come over and make me dessert tonight.. please ? :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Haha, sure thing! Be right there ;)

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply August 21, 2015

Oh man, that seriously looks SOOOOO good!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    I was honestly surprised at house yummy it came out- pretty much an accidental dish of deliciousness- you have to give it a try though!!!

Laura
Reply August 22, 2015

These look soooo tasty! I love grilled fruit, but throw balsamic and maple in there and it takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness. Can't wait to give these a try!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Seriously....a whole NEW level of AWESOMENESS! Try it- you won't be disappointed!

Farrah
Reply August 22, 2015

Aughh! I seriously need to try this once I have a kitchen again--it looks so good! <3

    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Girl get yo self a kitchen ASAP! Haha! :)

Ariana
Reply August 22, 2015

This looks soooo delicious and RIGHT up my alley! I love grilled fruit, especially when it comes with ice cream ;)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 22, 2015

    Seriously, grilled fruit and ice cream combo is the bomb dot com! ;)

Kalyan
Reply August 23, 2015

Just mouthwatering...looks lovely and delicious!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 24, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Esther
Reply August 23, 2015

Once again, you have created a mouth watering recipe!!! This looks SO awesome! Will be grilling up some fruit the next time I house-sit!! <3
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 24, 2015

    Aw, thanks! Hope you enjoy! :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply August 24, 2015

I LOVE peaches on the grill, great summertime dessert.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 24, 2015

    They really are!

Lucie Palka
Reply August 24, 2015

This looks so good. I come from Niagara and we are known for a tender fruit crops, such as peaches, so they are ripe and abundant right now! This is a new way of eating them!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 24, 2015

    That is so great that you have so many delicious fruit crops readily available!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply August 24, 2015

Oh yummy!! I don't have a grill though...hmmm. But this does look amazing. And I know exactly how you feel about the demonic minions ;) We are almost there!! Only another week or two! Wahhoo!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 25, 2015

Major props to you for photographing something that MELTS! Hehe. This looks divine.
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