alex thomopoulos


The Best Peach Cobbler

SO the best peach cobbler, to me, and to everyone who has tried this recipe contains no refined sugar, no gluten, and no dairy….you don’t believe me do you?

It’s cool, it’s fine. Just hear me out mmm kay?

I believe a great fruit dessert should show case the star ingredient first and foremost. Usually when I eat dessert the first thing I taste is sugar. If I wanted to taste sugar first I would eat a spoonful of sugar. If a dessert is labelled “Peach Cobbler” I want peach flavor to explode in my mouth. The sweetness should come second, only to compliment the beautiful natural flavors that fruit has. Summertime is here and peaches are reaching the end of their season, so I am getting my fix while I can.

You can see from the pictures that this “cobbler” has no crust. Maybe I should stop calling it a cobbler….whatever, roasted peach dessert. Happy? Sometimes I will make a quick crisp topping (i like this one using GF flour instead) or just sprinkle some toasted nuts on top for an extra crunch. The real star of this dish are the peaches. I add very few ingredients to help enhance the flavor of the peaches and allow the flavors to deepen in the roasting process.

Peaches have a very fruity flavor to them, I think earthy flavors like a cinnamon, coconut oil and maple syrup compliment the brightness of the peaches perfectly.

peaches raw

This recipe works for strawberries, plums, apples and pears as well. It’s a healthy way to get your dessert fix with out feeling deprived. You wanna go one more step add a dollop of full fat greek yogurt on top, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle a tiny bit more maple syrup on top.

Adjust to fit your needs, you can make this a gluten free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free, and/or grain free dessert. This is just an example for one way to go about enjoying the best of what nature has to give us.
Love to you all,
AT

Roasted Peach Dessert

(serves 6-8)
  • 2 pounds ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • sprinkle sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a baking pan add sliced peaches, coconut oil, maple syrup and sea salt. Mix throughly to combine.
  3. Bake until peaches are soft and a bit brown and some of the liquid has cooked off. About 30 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly, top with your favorite topping and enjoy!