One of our favorite local farms opened for the season last weekend so we U-picked apples and peaches until Lincoln’t little arms could pick no more. It was unseasonably cool and overcast the day we visited which made our orchard outing feel deliciously and undeniably fall. I am SO ready for the freshness and newness that autumn brings!
So long, summer – bring on pumpkin picking, corn pits, college football, and Gluten Free Peach Cobbler. Oh yes, this late season nostalgic treat got a little upgrade to be gluten free, easily made dairy free, and so, so simple to whip up – all you need is one bowl.
Just look at this cinnamon-sugar topped, sweet and bubbly peach dessert…she’s a beaut, Clark!
Easy Gluten Free Peach Cobbler
Sliced fresh peaches are lightly sweetened and spiced then dolloped with a gluten free cobbler topping and baked. That’s it! The warm peaches are soft and just sweet enough, while the fluffy, fragrant cobbler topping tastes just like sugar cookies. Eating it is a can’t miss experience.
The best part about this unfussy peach cobbler is that every ingredient aside from the fresh peaches is a kitchen staple. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fresh peaches. I’ll show you my super simple trick for peeling fresh peaches below. If you’re making this out of season, feel free to use frozen then thawed peaches.
- Pure maple syrup. Pure maple syrup not only slightly sweetens the fresh peaches, but adds hints of caramel and vanilla.
- Gluten free flour. You’ll need GF measure for measure / 1:1 baking flour both to thicken the peach filling, and to create the cobbler topping. Use your favorite blend – just be sure that it includes a binder like xanthan gum.
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon in the peach filling adds warmth and balances out the sweetness, plus a little dusted on top of the cobbler topping makes the dessert super fragrant.
- Sugar. Regular white sugar sweetens the cobbler topping.
- Butter or Vegan butter. Both regular butter and vegan butter can be used in the cobbler topping. We like Earth Balance Soy Free butter for a vegan option.
- Egg white. An egg white helps keep the cobbler topping together and also makes it light and fluffy.
- Vanilla, Baking Powder, and Salt. These baking staples round out the cobbler topping.
Small Batch Recipe
As I mentioned, this small batch Gluten Free Peach Cobbler makes just enough for two people because, well, I have zero self control around warm cobblers and crisps (which is why I made my Stovetop Apple Crisp for Two!) One scoop for you, and another for someone you love.
Make as an after dinner treat that’s not going to send you into a sugar coma, or take to a friend who could use a warm food hug. It’s the right thing to do!
Step 1: Peel the Peaches
If you’ve ever wondered how to peel fresh peaches, it is incredibly simple. Score an “X” onto the bottom of each peach with a knife then carefully slide them into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, or until the peel starts to come away. Let the peaches cool for a few minutes then peel and slice each peach into 8 slices.
Alternatively you could use frozen peaches that have been thawed.
Step 2: Make the Peach Filling
Add the peach slices to a large mixing bowl with pure maple syrup, measure for measure/1:1 gluten free baking flour (I like King Arthur Brand), and cinnamon then stir to coat with a spatula.
Scrape the peaches into a 7x5x2″ baking pan (or a similar sized pan) then set aside.
Step 3: Make the Cobbler Topping
In the same bowl, whisk together softened butter or vegan butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and an egg white then whisk until smooth. Finally, add gluten free flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt then switch to a spatula and stir until the flour is just combined.
Pour the batter over the peaches then spread into an even layer and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon and sugar. I really think this makes a difference taste-wise – super yummy!
Step 4: Bake
Bake the cobbler for 22-26 minutes at 375 degrees, or until the top is golden brown, then let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. This easy gluten free dessert recipe is HEAVEN! Enjoy enjoy!
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Gluten Free Peach Cobbler
Gluten Free Peach Cobbler is a cozy dessert recipe that makes just enough for 2. Made in just one bowl, from kitchen staples, it's the perfect treat any time of year.
- For the Peach Filling:
- 1lb peaches (about 3-4 small peaches), peeled and sliced into eighths
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons gluten free measure for measure flour (see notes)
- heaping 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- For the Cobbler Topping:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or vegan butter, softened
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup + 3 Tablespoons gluten free measure for measure flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees then spray a 7x5x2" baking pan (or similar size baking pan) with nonstick spray and set aside. Add peach slices, maple syrup, gluten-free flour, and cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl then mix with a spatula to combine. Scrape into prepared baking dish then set aside.
- Add sugar and softened butter to the bowl then whisk until smooth, 30 seconds. Add egg white and vanilla then whisk until smooth. Add gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt then switch to a spatula and stir until the flour is just incorporated. Scoop the mixture evenly over the fruit then sprinkle with a little additional cinnamon and sugar.
- Place baking pan on top of a baking sheet in case of overflow then bake for 22-26 minutes or until topping is light golden brown. Let cool for 10-15 minutes then scoop and serve with ice cream, if desired.
- To easily peel peaches: score an "X" onto the bottom of the peaches then slide into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, or until peel starts to peel away. Let cool for a few minutes then peel and slice.
- I like King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.