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.
While I love putting peaches in my smoothies, overnight oats, and other dishes, this healthy peach cobbler recipe is probably my new favorite way to enjoy this wonderful stone fruit.
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!
Christal. I’ve m used this recipe about 15 times now with several variations on fruit. Pears, strawberries and plums are all great with minor tweaking. I’ve deleted all other cobbler recipes from my library and use only this recipe because so little sugar is used. Thanks.
Is there anyway this could be made ahead and reheated
Yes, you can make ahead then re-heat in the oven 🙂
I made this yesterday using buckwheat flour and grinding almonds into a flour. I also used pears with the peaches. The parties looked like beef patties!!!! But ooooh yeah!!! Yummy! My husband LOVES it and we ate it for breakfast with goat milk yogurt on top. I used less coconut palm sugar and maple syrup just because the fruit is so sweet and we are quite happy with the results.
Hi Lydia! Thank you for your review – I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, and the addition of yogurt would be delicious as well!
Loved this recipe, used a real egg and butter and added a 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries…would definitely make again!
Thanks for the review Pat!
Would this work with regular flour? My brother is allergic to almonds and want to make this for his bday because he’s on a diet!
Hi, I have not tried this using regular flour (I do think it would likely work) but you could use hazelnut flour instead of almond flour if your brother can tolerate it!
This did not work out for me at all. The only change I made was using real butter. the tops got golden brown, but the bottom of the dough never cooked, even after double the time in the oven. Turned out to be a crispy top with a gooey under. It would be helpful to know how thick to make the patties…or maybe just thin dollops rather than patties?
Hi Brook, interesting! I’m not sure if using real butter would change the texture of the cobbler patties. In terms of thickness, I made my patties around 1/2″ thick.
What’s the weight of approx. 4C of peaches?
Approximately 1000 grams or 35oz.
This was the perfect dessert for our “eating healthy” week! Super yummy but didn’t feel like we were eating junk food. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Thanks so much Esther!