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A delicious gluten free dessert that uses fresh peaches topped with a grain-free topping that’s both paleo and vegan. This tasty paleo peach cobbler is simple to make, and full of nutritious foods! It’s the perfect summer dessert that’s healthy, nut-free, dairy-free and an AIP peach cobbler.
My kids are crazy about peaches and nectarines. I can rarely walk into the kitchen without seeing one of them cutting up one of these summer fruits, which makes me so happy! With peach season in full swing, I wanted to come up with a recipe for an easy paleo peach cobbler. And I immediately thought of my Paleo Berry Cobbler (Vegan + Nut-free) – and thought, why recreate the wheel?! I tried it out with peaches and got thumbs up all around. So I’m happy to share this perfectly peachy seasonal recipe with you: easy paleo peach cobbler.
Easy Paleo Peach Cobbler
This simple summer recipe is:
- gluten-free peach cobbler
- refined sugar-free
- easy to make
- a seasonal recipe
How to make a paleo cobbler
Being grain-free, I’m a big fan of both cassava flour and coconut flour. These flours are not only gluten-free, but they are grain-free flours as well, making them ideal for paleo baking. The cobbler topping includes both of these flours along with gut-friendly coconut oil, dairy-free milk, baking powder and vanilla extract. This cobbler is sweetened with maple syrup, so there are no refined sugars used within.
When making the cobbler topping, you’ll mix the ingredients with a fork – it almost smushes together. Take small amounts and flatten them onto the palm of your hand and gently place over the peach mixture. Do this with the remaining cobbler topping to make as much of a complete layer that you can. The focus of this paleo peach cobbler is truly more on the peaches themselves – there is just enough topping, but you won’t be bogged down with heavy grains on the top. It’s the perfect balance!
AIP peach cobbler
I’ve been doing more research on AIP (auto-immune protocol) recently because I’ve got a health coaching client who is using AIP to help her recently-diagnosed ulcerative colitis. And since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I’m personally familiar with the diet, too. Anyhow – this paleo peach cobbler recipe is AIP complaint as well, because of the ingredients that are used. Cassava flour and coconut flour are fine on AIP, and so is arrowroot powder. One small note – fruit should be enjoyed minimally, so if you are following AIP, I suggest having a small amount of this AIP dessert.
More than just a gluten-free peach cobbler …
I’m a big fan of gluten-free desserts, don’t get my wrong. And I use gluten-free flours often. But I find that, personally speaking, removing grains from my diet made a huge difference when it came to inflammation. Because I’ve made this dessert for my family, I can attest to the fact that they didn’t even notice the difference. Yes it’s gluten-free, but the combination of the grain-free flours makes it hard to tell. If you typically eat gluten free but haven’t tried making desserts without grains, I hope you’ll give this a shot!
How to serve this seasonal dessert
This is best served right out of the oven (after cooling, of course), nice and warm. I enjoy it with a nice cup of tea or coffee, or simply as is. This also pairs wonderfully with a big scoop of dairy-free ice cream or even some coconut whipped cream. Simply warm up any leftovers; my kids have also enjoyed having this for a fun and different breakfast.
A delicious gluten free dessert that uses fresh peaches topped with a grain-free topping that’s both paleo and vegan. This tasty grain free peach cobbler is simple to make, and full of nutritious foods! It’s the perfect summer dessert that’s healthy, nut-free and dairy-free.
- 2 lbs. peaches , peeled and sliced (about 6-7)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with avocado or coconut oil spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, lemon juice, vanilla and arrowroot.
In a separate small bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, dairy free milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, cassava and coconut flours and baking powder. Mix with a fork; topping will smush together somewhat.
Add peach mixture to prepared baking dish. Take pieces of the topping mixture, flatten with your hands, and top the peaches with it. Try to cover as much of the peaches as you can.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-28 minutes or until topping is starting to turn golden brown. Serve warm.
So if you try this, I’d love your opinion – which do you like best? Paleo berry cobbler, or this peach version? Tell me in the comments below! And before I let you go …