Baked Nectarines – Vegan and Gluten-free

Do you prefer peaches or nectarines? I’m a nectarine girl. Peaches are okay, but I can do without the fuzz.


We get beautiful nectarines in British Columbia. They are one of my favourite fruits, but the season is relatively short. I really should can some this year!

To celebrate this special fruit, I decided to make a simple baked nectarine. If you are a peach person, you can make a baked peach. The method is the same.

The recipe is very simple. First, you grab a bunch of ripe nectarines…


Next, you cut them in half and lay them in a baking dish and drizzle coconut oil and coconut palm sugar on top…


The next step is very important. You MUST add water to the baking dish. This is especially important if you are using a glass baking dish. If you don’t add liquid when cooking in a glass dish, you run the risk of it shattering. Ask me how I know.

Finally, you put the dish in a 375F oven and let the nectarines bake for 30 minutes. They should be tender and golden.


You can serve them with non-dairy yogurt, ice cream or coconut whipped cream but they are delicious on their own. You can have them for breakfast or for a snack.

If you have a major sweet tooth, you can also drizzle maple syrup on top after cooking. I won’t judge.


Baked Nectarines


  • 3 ripe nectarines or peaches
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1-1.5 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut the nectarines in half and remove the pits
  3. Place the nectatines in a baking dish
  4. Drizzle with coconut oil
  5. Sprinkle with coconut sugar
  6. Pour water in to baking dish so that there is 1/2 inch of water in the pan
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Serve warm



  1. Hello…

    This looks heavenly!! I live in California and we are blessed to have a year round abundance of fresh fruit and I love nectarines!! And like you, i love peaches but the fuzz..not so much. Usually with peaches, i rinse them well and dry them gently with a cotton towel which removes most of the fuzz and i also blanch fresh peaches for about 30-40 seconds in a hot water bath then shock them in an ice water bath..the skins come off very’s a excellent method especially when you have a crate or two of them. They keep very well in the freezer and its wonderful treating yourself to them, especially in the winter months!!

  2. Kristina

    Hi! Can I use butter instead of the coconut oil?

    • Jasmine Lukuku

      Yes, of course they won’t be vegan but they will be delicious!

  3. Paige Pruisner

    Hi there! Do you have any tips for removing the pits from the nectarines?

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