My neighborhood farmer’s market still has abundant peaches, even in early October. Peaches are my favorite fruit, so I have been looking for ways to keep this summer treat in my regimen for as long as I can. Often I will add peaches to salads, smoothie bowls, or desserts. In this breakfast dish, they play the starring role.
Peaches at the farmer’s market have far more flavor then the ones at the grocery, because they are picked when they are ripe, instead of picked green and left to ripen off the tree. Supporting your local farmers by buying the produce they have on hand–even if it is the end of the season–keeps your money in the hands of small-business owners and away from larger corporations. Grab up the last of those peaches this weekend and try out this juicy, nutritious breakfast.
1 peach, halved
2 Tbsp. tahini
1/4 cup homemade granola
2 Tbsp. pecans
blackberries, blueberries, or other seasonal berries
Slice the peach in half and remove the pit. Drizzle tahini over each peach. Top with granola and fresh berries, and enjoy!
A quick word about tahini, which is made of ground sesame seeds. Tahini is a great addition to this recipe because it is savory, and contrasts with the sweetness of the peach. Seeds in general are amazing because they contain the nutrients for the whole plant, and since you can eat so many of them, eating them is always a nutrient-packed adventure. Sesame seeds are high in protein, fiber, vitamin B, magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium. They are super high in antioxidants. And they aid in digestion and stimulate blood circulation and benefit the nervous system.
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