Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler

When our first child was a year old, we took a trip to Idaho to visit his grandparents and from there drove to a town in Washington where my husband used to live.  Interestingly, peaches are grown in that part of Washington.  We bought some on our way back to Idaho.  They were huge (the biggest peaches I’ve ever seen), sweet, and juicy.

Our son was sitting in his car seat in the back of the car and a box of peaches was next to him.  After a while I realized he was being pretty quiet, and I turned around to find him munching away on a peach.

Now, like I said, these peaches were huge.  It covered half his face.  I couldn’t figure out how he got the peach (it was a bit of a reach for him and his hands were much smaller than the peach) until I took a closer look.  He had simply dug his little fingers straight into it like a fork and picked it up.  We couldn’t blame him.  Those peaches were good!

Unfortunately, I haven’t found any peaches like that this year.  They have been so-so for me, which is why I recently decided to use some in a peach cobbler. When they are really good, I don’t want to bake with them, I just want to eat them fresh.

I used some honey and some sugar in this recipe.  I intended to sweeten it with honey only, but didn’t have enough.  Since I don’t do much baking with honey, I decided it was probably best to start out slowly anyway.

I love the flavor the honey adds to this recipe and it also makes it nice and brown.  The honey is the reason this bakes at 325° rather than 350° so be sure to set the temperature correctly.

If you like peaches, you might also be interested in a raw peach pie.  Or if cobbler is your thing, try this blueberry cobbler.

peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced peaches
  • ½ cup butter or dairy free margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup millet flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk or substitute (I used almond milk)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Slice the butter into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place it in the oven and preheat the oven to 325°. Remove the dish when the butter has melted.
  2. Peel the peaches and slice them thinly.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Add the milk, honey, egg, and vanilla. Beat together with a fork.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Do not mix it with the butter.
  6. Lay the sliced peaches on top. Do not stir them in.
  7. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

 

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Comments

  1. What an adorable story about your son, Linda! Everyone deserves large, juicy peaches like those! :-) This cobbler looks great though, even if the peaches weren’t as good as those ones long ago. Of course, I love that you used honey in your cobbler. ;-)

    Shirley

  2. mmm this looks so amazing – I am so going to try this! Thank you!

    I love your peach story – it made me go “awwwww…”

  3. Love the story! And the recipe. I posted a similar recipe a few weeks ago. It’s been an easy and quick recipe that has served me well in the 16 years I have been GF. You made yours a little healthier than mine and made a few nice additions too. I will have to try your version here soon!

    http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2011/07/24/peach-cobbler/

  4. I loved the story! I will have to try your recipe. Mine is more like cooked, thickened peaches with sweet biscuit dough dropped on top and baked. We used to live in Colorado and I miss being able to buy peaches from the Western slope by the bushel at farmers market.

  5. Love the little story about your son. This cobbler makes my mouth water. Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts.

  6. I love peaches! This looks lovely!

  7. Hi! This looks so good! I used to make a rustic peach tart before I started eating gluten free and this could be the perfect solution to satisfy that craving.

  8. eli leizerov says:

    what do i do with the butter???

    • You melt the butter in the baking dish as it says in step one. Then in step five, you pour the batter into the dish but don’t actually mix it together with the butter. Just let it mix naturally.

  9. eli leizerov says:

    oh, i was confused and mixed it in in step 4, now i understand, thank you

  10. I made your cobbler with my personl GF baking mix plus 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats! It was yummy! Thank you!
    check out 52 cupcakes on facebook- I posted a link to your blog there

  11. Roswitha says:

    Hi,

    can you use canned peaches with a good result in that recipe?
    Peach Cobbler is my husband’s favorite.
    the recipe sounds so good.

  12. Kimberly says:

    Made this tonight b/c I try to do a lot of gf for my daughter. Family liked it! It’s a keeper, and it’s easy to make. I used white sugar and sucanat (no honey b/c I save our raw honey for noncooked items).

  13. Do you think you could use apples instead of peaches, my daughter doesn’t like peaches.

    thanks

  14. Hi – cant wait to try this. Thanks for posting, just hv a question: what do u think would happen if I used egg whites? I have an allergy to the yolks, thx again! :)

    • Hi Wendy. I’m not really sure. If you’ve tried that successfully in other recipes, it would probably work. You might need to use an extra egg, or maybe add a little extra butter since the yolk contains fat.

  15. Dee Pellegrim says:

    I am looking forward to making this! I Am new to cooking gluten free and in my family they love there deserts. Thank you for sharing

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