This peach-studded ice cream sandwich recipe is inspired by fruit crumble. The flourless cookies have a flavor reminiscent of the topping on that quintessential summer dessert.

Tara Mataraza Desmond
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

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Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Combine oats, pecans, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a food processor; process until finely ground, but not as fine as flour, 10 to 15 seconds. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in turbinado sugar.

  • Process egg and oil in the food processor until lightly beaten, about 15 seconds. Add brown sugar and vanilla and blend until the mixture is smooth and has the consistency of caramel sauce, 1 minute more. Scrape into the dry ingredients and fold together until combined. (The mixture will be a little sticky.)

  • With damp hands, squeeze together 1 heaping tablespoon of batter and roll it into a ball. Repeat to make 16 cookies, placing half on each prepared baking sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart. Gently flatten each ball into a 3-inch round.

  • Bake the cookies, rotating the pans front to back and top to bottom halfway through, until the edges are lightly browned, 9 to 11 minutes total. Let cool on the pans for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Combine yogurt and peach in a medium bowl until incorporated. Working quickly so the yogurt doesn't get too soft, make 8 ice cream sandwiches using about 1/4 cup of the mixture between each pair of cookies. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, at least 2 hours, then wrap airtight.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Freeze wrapped sandwiches for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Oats don't contain gluten, but they can be cross-contaminated during processing. If you're making these for someone who eats strictly gluten-free, be sure to buy oats marked “gluten-free.” If not, any type of old-fashioned rolled oats will work here.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 48g 16% DV; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 32.9g; fat 15g 23% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 24mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 146.3IU 3% DV; vitamin c 2.4mg 4% DV; folate 14.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 124.2mg 12% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 69.8mg 25% DV; potassium 293.9mg 8% DV; sodium 186.8mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV; added sugar 27g.