How to Make a Healthier Peach Cobbler This Summer

Picking and placing peaches in a bowl being held.

Peaches are a sweet, juicy summer staple. Especially if you’re lucky enough to live in Georgia or the Carolinas, you know the true taste of a perfect summer peach. With these delicious fruits being in season, there are countless recipes just waiting to be baked. Unfortunately, many of these recipes include excess amounts of added sugars, in addition to other ingredients that are not the best for your body and skin.

Peaches offer amazing health benefits. They’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants that support your overall health while also maintaining your skin’s health, too. A great source of vitamin C, you’ll want to keep your fruit bowl well-stocked with peaches.

This summer, you probably have all the tasty peach desserts saved to try, especially peach cobbler. If you want to make it in a healthier way, though, keep reading to discover your new favorite peach cobbler recipe.


Serves approx. 4

4 cups peaches, sliced

¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup

1 tbsp. cornstarch

½ tsp cinnamon (or more, as desired)

1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour

¾ cup almond or oat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

¼ cup coconut palm sugar

1 large egg (or egg alternative)

¼ cup vegan butter, softened

¼ cup non-dairy milk (we recommend using plain oat milk)

Pinch of salt

If you choose to make oat flour, you can simply follow a 1:1 ratio of a standard flour recipe. To make, simply blend oats in a blender or food processor until a fine powder is formed.

Mixing baking ingredients in a bowl with a mixer.
Photo by Taryn Elliott


First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a baking dish (recommended: 8×8), add sliced peaches, maple syrup, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Gently mix until combined. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, coconut sugar, salt, and egg. Mix until combined. Add in the softened vegan butter, cutting the mixture with a knife to create a crumbly consistency. Slowly pour in milk of choice. Mix until combined.

Next, form small, patty-like clumps with your crumbly mixture. Layer them on top of your peach mixture. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the crumble has browned and the peach filling bubbles gently. Serve immediately with some homemade “nice cream” for the perfect summer treat.

Nothing quite says summer like a peach cobbler made with love. Show your body and skin some extra love, though, with this healthier alternative to your traditional cobbler recipe. With less gluten and refined sugars, you’ll enjoy more energy, clearer skin, and a tasty treat all at once.

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