Easy & Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

This homemade easy peach cobbler recipe is super healthy, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free! It’s naturally sweet and can be made with frozen peaches or fresh peaches.

Bowl of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream with a spoon and ice cream scoop on the side

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Easy & Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe 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

A bowl of healthy peach cobbler with dairy free vanilla ice cream

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!

peach cobbler in a baking dish with peaches on the side

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.

Two bowls of healthy peach cobbler with dairy free vanilla ice cream

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
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon

 

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!

Small bowl of peach cobbler with runny vanilla ice cream

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. 

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!

Bowl of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream with a spoon and ice cream scoop on the side

Easy & Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Yield: Serves 5-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This homemade easy peach cobbler recipe is super healthy, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free! It’s naturally sweet and can be made with frozen peaches or fresh peaches.

Ingredients

Peach Filling

  • 4 cups sliced and mostly thawed frozen peaches, or fresh peaches (I used a mix of both)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Gluten Free Cobbler Topping

  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 whole egg (or flax egg* for vegan)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a 8 x 8 inch baking dish add thawed peach slices, maple syrup, cornstarch, and cinnamon and toss well to combine.
  3. In another bowl add flours with baking powder, coconut sugar, salt, and egg (or flax egg*) and mix well to combine.
  4. Add in the vegan butter and cut with a pastry cutter or knife to make the mixture crumbly.
  5. Lastly, pour in non-dairy milk and mix until just combined.
  6. Form 3 inch "patties" with the biscuit dough and layer them over the peach filling.
  7. Bake cobbler in the oven for 25 minutes or until cobbler biscuits are browned and filling is bubbling.
  8. Divide among bowls while warm and serve with a small dollop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream.

Notes

*To make a flax egg combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and mix well to combine. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened, this substitutes 1 egg in the recipe.

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Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • 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.

  • 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!