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.
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,
Roasted Peach Dessert
- 2 pounds ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
sprinkle sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
In a baking pan add sliced peaches, coconut oil, maple syrup and sea salt. Mix throughly to combine.
Bake until peaches are soft and a bit brown and some of the liquid has cooked off. About 30 minutes.
Let cool slightly, top with your favorite topping and enjoy!
Due to this past weekends festivities, (see below) I am currently layering on aloe and Neosporin on my burnt ass and scraped up torso. I swear I should have to wear a bubble suit around me at all times; most of the time my mind is too adventurous and my logic is nowhere to be [...]
This past weekend I spent my time at the beach with all my friends and their kids, because apparently when you are approaching 30 your friends start showing up with smaller versions of themselves in tow. : / We played in the water all day and made s’mores by the bonfire at night. In situations [...]
SUMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAA is heeeeeaaaahhh!!!! Can you tell I am a little excited?!?!?! This time of year is when the markets begin to bustle with people and vendors stock pile pounds of delicious summer produce into their stands. Fresh peaches, nectarines, tomatoes and corn are starting to show up and nothing makes me happier. Now I know [...]
It seems like everyone I meet now a days has a food allergy, whether it be nuts, wheat, gluten, dairy or whatever extra pre cautions are being taken by everyone. People think it’s a “fad” to say “your allergic to something”, when really these allergies are very serious matters. The more our food is modified [...]
Some think that you need a tortilla in order to consider something a taco. WRONG. In my book a taco is any yummy delicious concoction wrapped in an edible exterior. A taco is something you can shovel into your face with no remorse, no concern for others around you and something you never ever get [...]
I love tequila. If I didn’t have morals I would probably put tequila in my morning protein shakes, but alas, my morality gets the best of me. I work extremely long hours and nothing satisfies my soul quite like coming home after a long days work, plopping down on my couch and watching a marathon [...]
So I had a first this week; I went to lunch with a nutritionist. Now, let me preface this story by stating that I have met with nutritionists before, I have interacted with them and frankly they scare the shit out of me. Since I have been dealing with a slew of health issues lately [...]
There are certain foods that just do it for me- falafel balls are one of them. First off, I love anything that gives me a reason to casually say the word balls numerous amounts of times. Teeeheeee. Okay, forget the ridiculously stupid name, these flavor packed little guys are not only good for you, the [...]
Once you hit a certain age time starts to fly by. Birthdays come faster and faster, days seem like minutes and there never seems like there is enough time EVER. “Can you believe it’s Easter already?” “Christmas is just around the corner!” It seems like NOTHING slows time down! Welp, I think I have figured [...]