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August is National Peach Month, the perfect time to enjoy these fruits as they reach their delicious peak.
As I did last month, for National Blueberry Month, I wanted to create a simple, healthy dessert.
Check out last month’s Blueberry Crumble. And then enjoy Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler this month, with fresh peaches.
Benefits of Peaches
Peaches are a stone fruit…or drupe…that originated in China more than 8,000 years ago. With their fuzzy peels and yellow or white flesh, peaches are a summer favorite.
Peaches are rich in vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds. This fruit provides vitamins A, C, E and K, niacin, potassium, copper and manganese. Plus they are packed with antioxidants that combat oxidative damage to cells and protect the body against aging and disease.
The health benefits from peaches include:
- aids digestion
- improves heart health
- protects skin by helping it retain moisture
- prevents cancer, especially breast cancer
- reduces allergy symptoms
- boosts immunity
- removes toxins from body
- lower blood sugar levels
Fresh peaches are higher in antioxidants than canned. For this recipe, use fresh peaches if possible. Or use frozen after allowing them to thaw.
Ingredients for Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler
This simple dessert is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free.
I used four fresh peaches, gluten free oats, oat flour, unsweetened applesauce, pure maple syrup and cinnamon.
Additionally, this recipe requires a couple of mixing bowls and an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish.
Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler
- 4 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray or coat lightly with coconut oil
- In large bowl, combine oat flour, applesauce, maple syrup together. Add oats and mix well.
- Press about 1/3 of mixture into bottom of baking pan, forming a crust.
- In small bowl, mix peeled peach slices with cinnamon. Pour into baking dish.
- Spoon remainder of oats mixture on top of peaches, spreading evenly over fruit.
- Bake for 30 minutes, checking after 25. Crust should be lightly browned and peaches tender. Cool slightly then serve warm. Makes 8 servings.
Tips for Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler
This simple dessert cobbler is similar to a crisp, except it has a bottom crust. The texture of this crust resembles baked oatmeal making it ideal for breakfast as well.
Oats are naturally gluten free. However, they are typically processed in facilities with other products that contain gluten. Look for packages of oats that specify gluten free, if you have a gluten sensitivity, meaning they were prepped in a facility without contamination with other products. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.
I use gluten free oat flour as well. Any flour, gluten free or regular, is fine for this recipe. Unsweetened applesauce is available in packages of half cup containers, making them easy to use for recipes.
Leave the peeling on the peaches, for more a more rustic peach cobbler.
Cover leftovers and store on the countertop or in the refrigerator.
Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler Taste Test
I love baking with anything containing cinnamon. The aroma drifting out from the kitchen is tantalizing.
After allowing the peach cobbler to cool slightly, I enjoyed a bowl with a cup of hot peppermint tea. The cobbler is slightly tart and so yummy. While the maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness, this cobbler is not very sweet at all. If you want more sweetness, add a bit more maple syrup, or add coconut sugar to the sliced peaches.
This cobbler is the perfect way to use peaches during their time of abundance and also enjoy a healthy, low sugar treat.
Do you love peaches? What is your favorite way to enjoy them?
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