Vegan Peach Cobbler
Bringing you the healthiest vegan peach cobbler, and the most delicious cobbler! This recipe is a simple recipe, an affordable recipe, a clean recipe, and a crowd pleaser! This vegan peach cobbler recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, high fiber, and made using fresh ingredients!
Happy Monday friends! Who's ready to get after this week? I don't know why, but for some reason I am feeling really motivated and excited about this week, so I am just going to roll with it! One thing I am excited for is peach season and it is finally here, bring on the peach cobbler! I honestly used to hate peaches when I was little, because I didn't like the "fuzzy" texture, but as I have gotten older I have pretty much gotten over that. I prefer the flavor of the peach over the texture still, but fresh peaches are just *chefs kiss*.
Another thing to love about peaches (at least where I live), is that when they are in season, they are so dang cheap! I walked into the grocery store and saw them for $0.70lb and my jaw dropped. I bought so many, so naturally the only right thing to do in that situation is make peach cobbler. However not just any peach cobbler; I'm talking the healthiest peach cobbler ever!
If you've been around for awhile you know how I make food. I hate processed foods, and all the bad stuff (poison honestly) they put in typical American foods, so my mission is to create an abundance of healthy plant based vegan recipes, so you'll never have to worry about eating anything bad for your health again. For example, I hate the mindset that dessert is bad, healthy dessert recipes are out there, and you can find plenty of whole foods plant based desserts here on my website! I have such a sweet tooth for natural sweetness. Even in my pre health conscious days I never really enjoyed processed sweets too much. When I was little I always had Halloween candy for months and months after Halloween, because it just wasn't that appealing to me. However fruit and I go way back. I have always loved all things fruit. The natural sugar in fruit is just so much more appealing to me, and tastes so much better. I think a big reason for this is because fruit is so naturally hydrating, whereas processed sugars are dehydrating, and who wants to eat dehydrating foods? Talk about a never ending hangover. Luckily this recipe is loaded with hydrating fruits and ingredients, so you can enjoy it worry free, it's the perfect guilt free dessert!
That sweet syrup texture! Made with no syrups at all! I really hate when people share recipes claiming that they are refined sugar free, but then contain coconut sugar or agave nectar (Personally even maple syrup slightly triggers me, but it is pretty natural so I use it from time to time). These ingredients are better than refined white sugar, but still highly processed. When these foods get processed it strips them of their fibers and other sugar combating ingredients.
Again, this is why I love fruit so much. When baking my first choice is always fruit in its whole form. Here the peaches are essentially straight from the tree (or grocery store lol) and completely unprocessed. My second choice is minimally processed fruit that doesn't take away the fiber. For example applesauce and date sugar. Applesauce is literally just ground up apples (make sure you get unsweetened). The only downside is that you strip away some of the prebiotics when it is put it the jar to be preserved. You could avoid this by making homemade applesauce, but I mean, ain't nobody got time for that! Date sugar is also a great option, because it is simple dehydrated dates ground up! This preserves the fiber while still providing the sweetness you would get from regular sugar!
My third option would be date syrup. While I do love date syrup, and it is something I always have in my kitchen, it is still a lightly processed food. I am always trying to move more towards having a 100% whole foods diet, but nobody is perfect. In today's world it is hard to achieve this 100% (hard, not impossible), but things like date syrup make this easier. Date syrup is made from just dates, but unfortunately is stripped of the fiber, so it is lower in sugar than other syrups, and still contains the nutrients of dates, it isn't processed by the body as well, because it has no fiber. I love date syrup, and would recommend it to everyone over maple syrup, agave, coconut nectar, etc. but I would recommend to make sure you are not over indulging. You can help combat the sugars by combining it with fiber rich foods! Therefore when I do use date syrup, I make sure to make the dish high in fiber, which on a plant based vegan diet is very simple! Alright, enough with the health chit chat, bring on the vegan gluten free oil free peach cobbler!! (lol at that title!).
Total time: 1 Hour
For the Filling:
8-10 Peaches, depending on size
1/4 Cup applesauce
2 Tablespoons tapioca starch (can sub cornstarch)
1/4 Cup date sugar
For the Crumble:
1 1/2 Cup oat flour
3/4 Cup applesauce
2 Teaspoons vanilla
1/3 Cup coconut flour
1/4 Cup date sugar
Begin by preheating your oven to 375. Begin making the filling.
Slice the peaches into strips and add to a bowl (leave skin on for more nutrients!). In a small bowl combine applesauce and tapioca, and mix until smooth. Add applesauce mixture and date sugar to the peaches and mix. Pour into a baking pan and set aside.
To make the crumble simply add all ingredients together and mix. It may seem too thick, but you want it on the dryer side, because it will soak up fluid from the fresh peaches.
Start adding the crumble to the top of the peaches, making sure to fill in all areas.
Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Once golden brown on top remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with ice cream and enjoy your healthy peach cobbler!
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