Healthy Peach Cobbler

Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

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When I think of summer desserts, peach cobbler is always one of the first that comes to mind. The juicy, sweet peaches paired with a soft, crumbly topping bring back memories of family gatherings and warm evenings spent outside. This Healthy Peach Cobbler recipe is a delightful twist on the classic, offering a nutritious option without sacrificing any of the flavor.

I remember the first time I tried a healthier version of peach cobbler. It was at a friend’s summer potluck, and I was skeptical at first. Would it be as satisfying as the traditional buttery, sugary cobbler I grew up with? To my pleasant surprise, it was even better. The natural sweetness of the peaches was complemented perfectly by the nutty almond flour and the rich coconut oil in the topping. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with different variations of the recipe, and this version has become a staple in my kitchen.

One of the great things about this recipe is its flexibility. If you’re avoiding sugar, you can easily substitute the brown sugar with a sweetener of your choice. Fresh peaches are wonderful when they’re in season, but canned peaches work just as well, making this a year-round treat. The use of almond flour and arrowroot powder keeps it gluten-free, and the almond milk ensures it’s dairy-free too. For those who prefer a different flavor profile, a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg in the peach mixture can add a warm, spicy note.

Whether you’re looking for a dessert to impress at a family dinner or a healthier option for your next potluck, this Healthy Peach Cobbler is sure to be a hit. It’s easy to make, bursting with flavor, and light enough to enjoy a second helping.

Making Healthy Peach Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cups peaches (freshly sliced or canned)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or any sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup (agave nectar or honey)
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup almond flour

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch dish and set it aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the peaches, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum. Mix well and spread the mixture evenly in the greased dish. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. While the filling is baking, prepare the topping by mixing almond flour, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl. Add in the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk, stirring until a thick dough forms.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven and drop spoonfuls of the dough over the peach mixture. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Allow the peach cobbler to sit for five minutes before serving.

FAQs:

Can I use frozen peaches instead of fresh or canned peaches?

Yes, you can use frozen peaches. However, make sure to thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before using them in the recipe. This will prevent the cobbler from becoming too watery.

What can I substitute for almond flour if I have a nut allergy?

If you have a nut allergy, you can substitute almond flour with oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend. Both options should work well in maintaining the texture of the biscuit topping.

Is there an alternative to xanthan gum in this recipe?

Yes, if you don’t have xanthan gum, you can use cornstarch or tapioca starch as a thickener. Both will help achieve the desired consistency for the peach filling.

How can I make this cobbler vegan?

This peach cobbler is already vegan as it uses coconut oil and almond milk. Ensure your sweetener choice, such as maple syrup or agave nectar, is also vegan-friendly.

What other fruits can I use in place of peaches?

If you want to try different fruits, you can use apples, berries, or pears. These fruits work well in cobblers and can be used in the same quantity as the peaches.

How should I store leftover peach cobbler?

Leftover peach cobbler should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 3 days. To reheat, warm it in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Healthy Peach Cobbler

Healthy Peach Cobbler recipe using fresh or canned peaches, almond flour, and natural sweeteners. Perfect for a nutritious summer dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or any sweetener of choice
  • 5 cups peaches freshly sliced or canned
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 tablespoon milk I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch dish and set it aside.
  • Mix your peaches, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum in a bowl until well combined. Pour this mixture into the greased dish, spreading it out evenly. Pop it into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the filling is baking, prepare the biscuit topping. In another bowl, mix together the almond flour, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk until you get a thick dough.
  • Take the dish out of the oven and drop spoonfuls of the biscuit dough on top of the peach mixture. Return it to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • Let the peach cobbler sit for five minutes before serving.
Keyword Healthy, peach

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