Is it even possible to resist this classic dessert made from luscious, summer ripe peaches? Not a chance! No need to resist anyway, since this Vegan Peach Cobbler happens to be healthy and easy!
Summertime is famous for awesome things like picnics, swimming, vacations, barbeques, and (drum-roll please) sweet, juicy peaches!
Peaches and nectarines show up just in time to add lots of mouth watering pleasure to our summers. Whether you buy them at your favorite grocery store or from a vendor at an outdoor market, you’re in for a treat.
Plus you have a yummy, wholesome ingredient that you can turn into fresh, made-from-scratch desserts, like my Sliced Apple-Peach Crisp. This Healthy Vegan Peach Cobbler will wow your gang, with its caramelized crumble topping and golden peaches bubbling in their own amazing juices.
When you take this crave-a-licious creation from your oven and drop a scoop of vegan ice cream on it, you’ll have an instant favorite, destined to be gobbled up fast. Get ready to hear a lot of “More Please!”
Ingredient Spotlight for Healthy Vegan Peach Cobbler
The ingredients for this cobbler recipe are so basic and affordable, you’ll find all of them fast and easy at the grocery store. Since most are likely in your kitchen this very minute, you might have a pretty short shopping list.
Ingredient 1 : Peaches
Fresh ripe peaches or nectarines are the top choice for your main ingredient here.
However, if you get the big hungries for peach cobbler and peach season is past, do not fret! During the harvest season, lots of just picked peaches get frozen or put into cans, preserving some of that summertime amazingness so you can make Healthy Peach Cobbler whenever you want.
Ingredient 2 : Maple Syrup
This natural sweetener from the sap of maple trees gives the peach portion of your cobbler recipe a little extra sweetness and enhanced flavor. You can sub in date sugar if you’d prefer a different natural sweetener.
Ingredient 3 : Cornstarch
Cornstarch in this recipe is used to thicken the tasty juices that result when peaches are cooked. Cornstarch keeps the fruit component in your cobbler from being too liquidy and runny.
If you need a different thickener you can sub in white flour, tapioca starch/flour, or arrowroot.
Look how easy these steps are!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Healthy Vegan Peach Cobbler
Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Step 2 - Place the sliced peaches in a 2-quart baking dish and drizzle with maple syrup.
Step 3 - Then sprinkle with cornstarch and cinnamon. Mix well until combined.
Step 4 - In a large bowl, mix the crumble ingredients together until a thick batter is formed.
Step 5 - Place dollops of the batter over the peaches.
Step 6 - Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and the peaches are bubbly.
Step 7 - Let cool slightly before serving with vegan vanilla ice cream.
When this peach cobbler bakes, it smells so incredible you’ll be counting down the minutes and peeking into the oven to watch the topping get lightly brown and the peach juices bubble up around the edges.
- Crispy, sweet crumble on top
- Bursting with tastiness from real peaches
- Ready to eat in less than an hour
- Delicious dessert on a budget
Holly's Insider Pro Tips
Here’s where I give you a little valuable bonus info!
Mix up the fruit
Feel free to make this cobbler with other fruits, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries or apples. Try a combo of two or more fruits for some extra crave-worthy variety!
Fiber boost option
Fiber is something everyone needs plenty of. If you'd like to incorporate more fiber into your cobbler, you can swap out ¼ of the flour in the crumble with rolled oats. That translates into ¾ cup flour and ¼ cup oats.
Personal sized cobblers
For individual desserts, assemble your ingredients, with the peach mix on the bottom, crumble on the top, into 6-8 small baking dishes.
The baking time may be a little shorter. Just watch for that golden brown topping and the bubbling juices. Those two things will let you know when your mini cobblers are ready.
Use super ripe peaches
For the best results, use the most juicy fresh peaches you can find. Those firm peaches you can barely cut off of the pit just won't create as much juice in the cobbler.
If you can only find firm peaches, place them in a paper bag on the counter for a couple days and they'll ripen right up!
Vegan Peach Cobbler FAQs
Peaches are the big health factor in this recipe. They contain respectable amounts of vitamins C, A, E, K, niacin and a long list of vital minerals as well as fiber. This recipe also contains less sugar than most traditional cobblers.
Yep! Go right ahead. Nectarines are basically fuzzless peaches and will do a bang-up job in your cobbler.
Yes, you absolutely can. It will not change the outcome of the crumble topping at all.
Yes! Store it in an airtight container in your fridge for up to a week. Reheat in your oven to bring the crispiness back to your crumble topping. If you’re in a hurry you can use the microwave, but the topping will not be crispy.
Absolutely yes! If you can't get fresh peaches or they're just out of season, feel free to use frozen peaches. Just thaw them first and drain and liquid that has accumulated. Make sure they're cut into bite-sized pieces or slices.
Yes you can, but you'll want to prepare the peaches and the topping separately and not assemble until you are ready to put the baking dish into the oven.
Serving and Storing Vegan Peach Cobbler
To Serve - make sure you let the cobbler sit for about 15-25 minutes after you pull it out of the oven. This will ensure the sauces have a little time to thicken and get nice and syrupy.
Serve with a big ole scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream or even a whipped cream. This would also be great with my vegan caramel sauce drizzled over the top!
To Store - Store any leftovers you may have in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. After that, and your dessert will be quite soggy and not appetizing.
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Vegan Peach Cobbler
- 4 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 5 large peaches) peeled if desired, but not necessary
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup vegan butter melted
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 cup all purpose flour can use gluten-free if necessary
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Place the sliced peaches in a 2-quart baking dish and drizzle with maple syrup. Sprinkle with cornstarch and cinnamon. Mix well until combined
- In a large bowl, mix together the crumble ingredients until a thick batter is formed.
- Place dollops of the batter over the peaches.
- Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and the peaches are bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving with vanilla ice cream.