Paleo Peach Cobbler

Friends, I’d like to make a confession. I. Love. Peaches! I didn’t know I even liked peaches, but as I’ve mentioned here and here, we had a peach tree last summer and thus began my love affair. And now that we live in Colorado, we get uh-mazingly delicious peaches. I just tried a donut peach for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was like eating candy. And the Palisades Peaches (from Palisade, CO of course) are so much better than any Georgia peach could ever dream of (don’t hate me for saying that).

Last weekend, I spent the Saturday morning with my oldest daughter, leaving the two younger kids with dad. So he did what any sane parent would do: took them to the Peach Festival (sans stroller, oops) to battle the crowds. However, he did come home with a box of 30 Palisade peaches, and that makes up for it all. Or maybe not, but I wasn’t there so I’m going with it. But I didn’t know what to do with all those peaches. I asked him to get some, but I wasn’t expecting 30. I didn’t want to be a pig and just eat them all, though I could have and would have if I lived alone and didn’t fear the judging eyes of other people. I remembered that last year, in pre-paleo times, I made some peach cobbler with all the peaches from the backyard. I knew that particular cobbler was not really an option this year, given that it has insane quantities of sugar (both brown and white), white flour, and cornstarch. Um, no thanks. But I really wanted cobbler, people. So naturally, I set out to convert the recipe to be more paleo-friendly.

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People, this stuff is awesome! It’s not overly sweet and biscuity like the non-paleo one. The peach flavor really shines, so make sure you have great-tasting, perfectly ripe peaches. The topping has a nice crunch to it, not all soggy. I’m not a super big fan of paleo whipped cream made with coconut milk, but if you are, I’m guessing this would be the perfect occasion to whip some up and dollop it on. Or get some store-bought almond milk vanilla ice cream, I bet that would be the best! I like ice cream.

I’m not sure the purists would call this paleo. There is coconut sugar and arrowroot starch in it. It’s a paleoized treat that really shouldn’t be something you eat all that often. But if I could choose between paleo cobbler, non-paleo cobbler, and no cobbler, I’d choose paleo cobbler every time. I think I may be overusing the word cobbler. It’s starting to sound strange. Cobbler, cobbler, cobbler. Like a turkey, right?


How-To: Peeling Peaches

A tedious task turned into an easy one.

How to Peel a Peach | Our Paleo Life
How to Peel a Peach | Our Paleo Life
  1. Make sure your peaches are ripe. If they are even a little bit under ripe, they won’t peel easily.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Don’t fill it too high, you’ll be putting your peaches in there.
  3. While the water is boiling, cut a little “x” in the bottom of the peach (shown above-left).
  4. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  5. When the water boils, add the peaches and boil for 30 seconds.
  6. Remove with a slotted spoon to the ice water.
  7. When the peaches are cool enough to handle (shouldn’t take long), simply slid the skin off, starting at the “x” (shown above-right).

Easy as (peach) pie, right?


Paleo Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 -10
Author: Kendra Benson



  • 8 Peaches peeled & pitted
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Arrowroot Starch



  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Slice the peach quarters into 2-3 thin slices, then cut those in half to make chunks.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients together in a large bowl and gently stir to combine.
  4. Pour the peaches into a 13x9 baking dish. Alternately, you could use a deep-dish pie plate.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Reduce oven heat to 375F.
  7. While the peaches are cooking, combine all of the topping ingredients except the ghee/coconut oil. Mix together with a fork until evenly combined.
  8. Add the ghee/coconut oil into the topping mixture and mix in with the fork, pressing the mixture down and around to evenly incorporate the ghee/coconut oil. The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs but won't stick together.
  9. Sprinkle the topping on top of the peaches and bake in the 375F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the peaches are soft and bubbly and the topping is browned (don't let it burn).
  10. Try not to eat it straight out of the oven. It will taste amazing but you will regret it. Let it cool first.


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13 Comments on “Paleo Peach Cobbler

  1. Kesa

    Just made this tonight and it is delicious!! I had just bought a case of peaches a few days ago so these peach recipes have been perfect. I halved the recipe and it worked great! Thanks so much for another great recipe!!

  2. Elise

    I made this peach cobbler last week and it was so good I’m making it again tonight for my future in-laws! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Terri

    Do you think frozen peaches would work okay? I have some in the freezer I need to use. I may add some blueberries, too.

  4. Amanda

    Hi! I want to make this tonight but don’t have arrowroot starch – can I sub something else? Coconut flour maybe?

    1. Kendra Benson

      If you have tapioca starch, I would suggest that first. It’s used as a thickener, so you could probably get away with using a little coconut flour as a last resort, though I haven’t personally tried that. I wouldn’t use the full 2 tsp though.

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  6. Becca

    Could you recommend a good sugar substitute for the coconut sugar? And is it ok to leave out the other coconut ingredients? Thanks so much! This looks amazing!

    1. Kendra Benson

      You could try it with honey but I’m not sure what quantity to replace it with. If you wanted to try and stick with something granulated, you could try maple sugar, but it’s a bit pricey. The shredded coconut in the topping can just be replaced with more nuts or seeds. It’s there for crunch as much as for flavor.

  7. Sharon

    I’ve been making regular ( white flour, white sugar) peach cobbler for years. Now that I live a paleo lifestyle, I looked for a cobbler without while flour, white sugar. OMGoodness…….this is so very very good. Much much better than the peach cobbler I use to make. This is a keeper!!

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