This homemade healthy peach cobbler recipe is super easy, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free! It’s naturally sweet and can be made with frozen peaches or fresh peaches.
Easy & Healthy Peach Cobbler for Peach Lovers
As soon as peaches are in season they become a regular fruit-drawer filler in our fridge. I always have my freezer stocked with frozen peaches year round but I just love to bite into a perfectly fresh, sweet peach in the summer months.
What is a Peach (or other fruit) “Cobbler”?
When it comes to the world of fruit crisps, crumbles, and cobblers, there’s lots of similarities but definite differences. According to Taste Of Home, a crumble is a dish of baked fruit, topped with a crumb-like streusel (crumbly mixture of flour, butter, and sugar). A crisp, while also a dish of baked fruit, usually has a less dense topping similar to a streusel that can include oats in the mix.
A cobbler on the other hand is quite different as the baked fruit in the dish is topped with dollops of biscuit dough that bake and make the topping layer which is meant to resemble “cobblestone streets”!. The biscuit dough in a traditional cobbler is usually made with white flour, butter, sugar, and heavy cream… not exactly healthy.
My take on a peach cobbler is to make it healthier by swapping out the white sugar, flour, butter, and cream for alternatives, and still keep all the delicious flavour and texture!
To make peach cobbler (or any other fruit variety) healthy, there are some easy swaps that can be made. Rather than using canned fruit for the filling which some recipes call for, use unsweetened fresh or frozen fruit then add a natural sweetener to the filling mix such as honey, pure maple syrup, or coconut palm sugar.
For the cobbler biscuits, swapping out the white flour for a gluten-free blend, grain-free flour, or other whole grain flour brings in more nutrients, then you can use non-dairy butter and milk, as well as unrefined sugar to sweeten the biscuit.
Ingredients for Healthy Peach Cobbler
To make my healthy peach cobbler here’s what you’ll need:
- All purpose gluten free flour blend
- Almond flour
- Baking powder
- Egg (or flax egg for vegan)
- Vegan butter
- Coconut palm sugar
- Non-dairy milk of choice
- Fresh or frozen peaches
- Pure maple syrup
The gluten free flour blend and almond flour work wonderfully together to create a hearty, crumbly, and flaky biscuit topping that has a great delicious nutty flavour. The peach filling is soft, sweet, and much like pie filling with a lovely cinnamon aroma and taste. Topped with a little dollop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream this healthy peach cobbler is definitely a crowdpleaser!
I’ve made a variety of crisps and crumbles on the blog in the past but this is my first official cobbler (I definitely misnamed a past recipe as a cobbler when it clearly was not, ha! Lesson learned!), and this recipe is definitely worth trying!
I also love that this recipe is plant-based and works for those following a gluten free, dairy free, or vegan diet which is not a common thing that can be said about traditional desserts. You can even enjoy it for breakfast!
Are you a fan of crisps, crumbles, or cobblers? What is your favourite kind? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later and of course, share the love!
More Healthy Fruit Crisps, Crumbles, and Cobblers You’ll Love:
- Healthy Pear and Apple Crisp
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Oatmeal
- No-Bake Caramelized Apple Crumble with Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
- No-Bake Layered Pecan Blueberry Cobbler
- 10 Delightful Berry Cobbler and Crumble Recipes
Have a wonderful Sunday!