Delicious and Easy
Peach Cobbler Recipe

Fully cooked peach cobbler recipe


This gluten-free peach cobbler recipe is a hit for the Christmas or Thanksgiving holiday.  Even if you just have a sweet tooth, this recipe is super easy to make.  This healthy dessert has a hint of cinnamon, and it's made with unpeeled peaches in a succulent crust baked just right. 

There are two main steps to making peach cobbler.  Step one is to gently boil your peaches into a syrup.  The peach syrup should be made first so you don't get your ingredients confused. 

The peaches, Xylitol, water and lemon mixture is what makes the syrup.  So make sure you do this part first, because the batter has completely separate ingredients.  Once you're done with the peach syrup, the next step is to layer this mixture into the batter.

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Peach Cobbler Recipe Step One:

Pre-Heat Oven to 350

Ingredients For Low Glycemic Peach Syrup Mixture

  • Six small peaches, pitted, sliced and unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of Xylitol
  • 1/2 cut up lemon juice from a real lemon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Put the above ingredients. except for vanilla and nutmeg, in a pot and boil on medium/low heat for ten to twelve minutes. This peach mixture will thicken and turn into a syrup.  The peaches will still be in tact, just a little bit softer.

When this mixture is done, sprinkle a little nutmeg and vanilla and stir it into the syrup mixture.  Turn off the heat and set it to the side.


Peach Cobbler Recipe Step Two:

The recipe below is for the batter.  The batter is going to go directly on top of the melted butter when you're finished mixing together all the ingredients.  You only start this part of the recipe when you're done with the peach syrup.

  • 1-1/2 cups of gluten free oat or soy flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of organic milk
  • 1/4 block of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of Xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of Xanthan gum


The picture below is what the peach syrup mixture looks like when it's added to the batter

Peach cobbler mixture and batter in a baking dish


Directions

Melt the butter in a pan. Once the butter is melted, coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with the melted butter, being sure to coat the entire bottom and the edges.

Place the batter evenly into the baking dish.  Pour the peach/syrup mixture  gently on top of the batter, pushing the peaches into the batter.  Do not stir.  Make sure the peaches are evenly distributed throughout the entire batter mixture.

Place the baking dish with the peaches into the oven, which has previously been pre-heated at 350.  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.  The batter will bubble up over the peaches.  Some people like to put the batter on top of the peaches.  Either way, it's going to come out delicious.

Please Note: The color of the peach cobbler cooked with oat or soy flour will be a touch darker than white flour.  Also, cooking times may vary, depending on your oven.  You may have to cook the cobbler for up to 50 minutes, because oat and soy flour take a bit longer than white.


Extra Tip
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  You can use different flours.  If you choose to use coconut flour, it will change the consistency and taste of the batter, and may not come out right.  Coconut flour tends to absorb all of the liquid and it reacts completely different to fluids.  We highly advise not using coconut flour.  Every other flour may be used for this peach cobbler recipe.

We use Bob's Red Mill Xanthan Gum to bind and thicken the batter.  The reason for this is that oat batter has no gluten, so it's used in many gourmet kitchens for this very reason. 

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We also use Bob's Red Mill's Oat Flour.  Oat flour is a lot safer than white flour.  The glycemic index rating for oats is 40, which is low to moderate.  When oats are ground down, it's most certainly going to raise the glycemic index of the oats.  But if you're counting the fiber contained within a serving of oats, that's going to lower the glycemic load, and the glycemic load is a much better measurement for blood sugar levels. 

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Also, we leave the skins on the peaches, and the extra fiber from the skins helps to lower the glycemic index of this peach cobbler recipe.

If you're eating a strict gluten-free diet, be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour.

Let us know if you have any other ideas or substitutions for this peach cobbler recipe.  We'd love to hear about it!

Try our lemon cake recipe, our fabulously healthy oatmeal cookie recipe, and our chocolate brownie recipe.  All of our dessert recipes on The Healthy Diet Paradise are gluten free, and low glycemic.  Not to mention, delicious!


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