Elevate a classic southern treat this summer with this gluten-free peach cobbler. With sweet juicy peaches, crisp clusters over top, and chopped pecans sprinkled in between, it's the perfect dessert to share with friends and family! It's made with wholesome ingredients like fresh peaches, coconut sugar, and oat flour and not to mention a dollop of ice cream on top!
My Back Story around the Peach Cobbler
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, aka in the peach state. We have monuments of peaches all over the place and there are ~ 71 street with the name ‘peachtree’. I’m not kidding, you can Google it. To say we know our peaches is an understatement.
Growing up in the peach state meant peaches in pretty much every form imaginable. My favorite though HAS to be in a warm cobbler on a brisk summer night. And of course, with a couple scoops of ice cream on top.
Why is this Gluten-free Peach Cobbler so Good?
Well, to start there is an incredible juicy layer of peaches at the bottom. Peaches by themselves are naturally sweet and when heated up they release some of this sugar and become even sweeter and it's ahh-mazing! Then we have the pile of buttery clusters on top to add some crunchiness to the cobbler. I personally like to sprinkle in some chopped nuts, like pecans, for some added flavor but that is optional (although I highly recommend!). Lastly, this cobbler wouldn't be complete without a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream (like my simple paleo vanilla ice cream).
Ingredients to Make Gluten-free Peach Cobbler
grass-fed butter or coconut oil
gluten-free oat flour
How to Make Gluten-free Peach Cobbler
- First, wash and slice your peaches. Fresh peaches are crucial for this recipe. Look for peaches in the store that are just a tad bit soft to the touch but not overly soft where they feel bruised. Cut your peaches into slices and add to the bottom of your greased skillet
- Next, prepare the crumble by beating the butter (or coconut oil) and the coconut sugar together until creamy. Add in the oat flour, baking powder, vanilla, and nutmeg and continue to beat until well mixed. Sprinkle the dough over top of the peaches and bake in the oven
- The skillet is done when the crumbles on top turn a darker brown color. Let it cool for a couple minutes before topping with ice cream
No, this peach cobbler can be made in a standard square 8 x 8 baking dish as well. To make a large cobbler for a crowd, double the recipe and bake in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Likewise, you can also use a circular cake pan, either an 8-inch or 9-inch.
Yes, you can use an alternative fruit. Apples would be the closest thing to peaches for this recipe. However, if you'd like to use berries, use 4 cups of berries instead of the 3 cups listed below as the berries will bake down more in the oven.
This peach cobbler is best served warm out of the oven. If you'd like to prepare it ahead of time for a gathering or event, pre-cut the peaches and make the crumble batter ahead of time. Assemble and bake the cobbler so it is warm when you are ready to serve.