Fresh peaches are in abundance right now all juicy sweet and dripping in goodness. When buying fresh fruit I sometimes forget that I am only feeding the two of us. It seems as though all my fruit gets ripe at once and suddenly I am faced with 6 ripe peaches and a basket of berries that need to be eaten immediately! All though peaches and berries are tempting all on their own they are even more luscious when baked into a cobbler.
You can use any combination of fresh fruit for a cobbler. This one consisted of 4 super ripe peaches and 1 1/2 cups blackberries. Strangely the blackberries look like raspberries after being baked. Most of the sweetness comes from the fruit so be sure and use fully ripe peaches and berries. Blueberries or raspberries would also be lovely. Since a baked dessert is a rare event around here we found it to be sweet enough for our taste buds but remember that we don’t have sugary treats very often. If you are used to indulging in full sugar sweets you might need a little more sweetener than the maple syrup called for in this recipe.
As he tells the story, hubby Tom’s Grandma Fox used to make a delicious apple crisp but on the rare occasion that it came out more like a soft cobbler than a crisp she would call it “apple goodie”. My recipe is a cross between a cobbler and a crisp, since half the flour was replaced with old fashioned oats to give it more body. Grandma Fox would surely call it peach berry goodie! We called it delicious.
Peach Berry Cobbler
- 4 ripe peaches, peeled and diced -discard pit
- 1 1/2 cups berries – black, blue, raspberries or strawberries – diced
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats -uncooked
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
- 3 Tablespoons real maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a non stick 8 x 8 inch pan, a silicone baking pan or spray a regular pan with non stick spray. Put prepared fruit into baking dish and set aside.
In a medium size bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg – combine using a wire whisk.
In a measuring cup combine the vanilla extract, milk and real maple syrup, stirring to mix well. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir just until well combined, it will be thin, pour mixture over fruit.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until batter is baked through.
Yield: 4 servings
Per Serving: 185.5 Calories, 1.4 g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 286.6 mg Sodium, 376.2 mg Potassium, 41.8 g Carbs, 7.4 g Fiber, 4 g Protein, WWPP 5
Serving Suggestion we ate it plain but you could guild the lily by topping it with some Yonanas banana soft serve. Yum! Store any leftovers in the refrigerator as low sugar desserts like this will not remain fresh at room temperature.
The inspiration for this recipe came from The Engine 2 Diet cookbook - Blueberry Dumpster Fire Cobbler and my own Cranberry Apple Crisp.
Carrie of Carrie On Vegan posted last week that she was considering other bloggers recipes to include on her Vegan iPhone – Ipad App Vegan Delish. I submitted my Quinoa Mango Salad recipe and guess what? Carrie decided to put it on her app! I already had the Vegan Delish App and find it so useful so I was quite honored that my recipe is now a part of it.
For just $2.99Vegan Delish features include:
•100% whole food recipes with special categories for:
- No Sugar Added
- Pressure Cooker
- Quick & Easy
- Raw Food
- Standard or Metric recipe measurements
- Mouth-watering photos
- Smart shopping lists to add ingredients directly from your selected recipes
- Printing and emailing of recipes and shopping lists
- Sharing on Twitter and Facebook
- Easy searching with multiple key words
- Rating and reviewing of recipes
- Reference pages with expanded information on healthy cooking
- Kitchen timer function
- Recipe scaling for the servings you need
- No ads within the app
All recipes include a photo which I really like – you can create a list of your favorite recipes and you can make a shopping list from the ingredients in a recipe and print it! I wasn’t asked to write about the app and I am not being compensated in any way – as always I like to share with you things that I find useful!
TGIF – I don’t know about you but I found this to be a long week! Every day was jammed pack with activity around here and I am looking forward to the weekend. The full days continue as today I have a hair cut – that always makes me feel fresh and perky. Then I am meeting up with a friend for lunch.
Saturday hubby Tom and I will be hitting up the local REI garage sale looking for great deals. Last week we attended one in Sacramento and scored some bargains on outdoor adventure equipment.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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