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Paleo Peach Cobbler

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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?

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 | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Peach Cobbler

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Filling:

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

Topping:

  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee, not melted, Grass-Fed Butter, or Coconut oil, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 g
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 15mgSodium 134mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 16gProtein 4g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Gail

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

I would to try this with canned peaches. Any suggestions?

Kendra Benson

Friday 7th of January 2022

I have never used can peaches because they typically have added sugar in them. But you should be able to sub them with no problems, though I would suggest reducing the sweetener in the recipe to account for the added sugar in the can.

Natalia

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Looks delicious but this is a crisp or a crumble not a cobbler. Cobbler is specific to have biscuit like dough baked on top of the peaches.

Debra

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Wonderful recipe, I have made this twice in a week. Our peach tree keeps giving us ripe peaches by the day and my family is requesting that I use them in your delicious recipe. We enjoy it with a couple of scoops of So-Delicious non-dairy Coconut Ice Cream. Thanks again!

Audrey B

Saturday 4th of April 2020

You can substitute Splenda for coconut sugar, and Glucomannan / konjac root powder can replace the arrow root. Great recipe! Frozen peaches thawed were perfect.

Joan

Saturday 2nd of September 2017

I am trying this tonight with fresh Utah peaches, last year I was in Grand Junction and traveled through bought a case of peaches, but living in Arizona I am excited to get these Utah peaches, originally my home state. They are yummy too. But last year I was not paleo so this will be interesting. Now that we eat paleo /keto, I had the best cobbler recipe so excited to try yours. I will let you know. Joan

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