Welcome back! This week’s sweet treat is Peach Cobbler! Peaches are in season, which means no better time than now to use them!
This recipe uses frozen fruit! I usually have fruit in my freezer, but it can be hard to use it if you aren’t making smoothies often. Frozen fruit is great for baking too! Let’s get into the ingredients.
For the crumble:
1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups GF oat flour
2 cups GF oats
1 cup sugar
3 tsp xanthan gum or corn starch
1.5 tsp baking powder
If you choose to use regular flour, you don’t need to add xanthan gum
For the peaches:
2-3 cups frozen peaches
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
2. Grease 8 x 8 pan with oil of choice
3. Mix vanilla extract into the melted butter
4. Stir the flour, oats, sugar, xanthan gum, and baking powder together in a large bowl
5. Stir the butter mixture in until well-combined
6. Press half of the cobbler mix into the bottom of the pan
7. Over medium heat, mix together peaches, sugars, syrup, and vanilla extract.
8. Bring to a slow boil and allow to simmer until fully combined and the volume reduced to half of its original
9. Pour peach mixture over crust
10. Crumble remaining crust on top
11. Bake for 25-30 min, until golden brown and bubbly
12. Cool, serve with ice cream, and ENJOY!
An important thing to remember when working to heal you relationship with food is that all foods nourish your body. YES! Even sweets have nutritional value that helps our bodies. Peach cobbler, for example, is loaded with micronutrients! Peaches are rich in Vitamin C which helps your body produce collagen and boost your immune system. Peaches also contain Vitamin A which is an antioxidant (helps your body remove free radicals that cause damage to cells) and important for organ function.
Some minerals in peaches include potassium (necessary for the electrical processes in your body like heartbeat and muscle contraction), fluoride (which works to prevent acids from harming your teeth), and iron (essential for creating the protein that transports oxygen throughout your body).
Cooking peaches as sweet treats does not remove their health benefits! Eating peaches in cobbler is a fun way to incorporate these micronutrients and also celebrate food freedom!
If you choose to recreate any of these sweet treat recipes, we would love to be tagged when you share!
Til next time!
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