Healthier Peach Cobbler

Jul 19, 2020 | Recipes, Sweet treats

I always loved summer fruit so more than winter fruit. It makes me so happy. And nectarines come in at a close first place right behind blueberries as my fav fruit of all time. So making peach cobbler (every week!) over the summer is just a must here at the Buckmans. But obviously had to give it a healthy twist.

This recipe uses lower glycemic index sugars ie no white sugar and whole spelt flour, so a great Shabbat treat for those of you watching your sugar levels (even though it def still is one of those high carb foods, but hey, treats are important). The amount of oil used is also at a minimum and it goes unnoticed. It really is a slice of heaven that makes no sense.

It’s quick and easy, and a crowd pleaser. I really am not joking when I say I make this every Shabbat. Seriously, you won’t ever look back.

The maple syrup really develops the flavor in the crust here. It gives the cobbler a warm, rich punch of flavor that offsets the tartness from the fruit. so try not to sub it out with another sweetener. Also, You can 100% add in other fruits to accompany the peaches. I often throw in some blueberries, and I’m sure some cranberries or even blackberries would be marvelous as well. In the winter months, you can swap out the nectarines/peaches for pears or apples, and It’ll be lovely. This is seriously a super star recipe, please go make it and thank me later 😉

About Me

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Liat, a certified yoga instructor and dietician in training. My goal is to help you navigate healthy living here in Israel with recipes and tips that will show you just how doable healthy eating can be without sacrificing the dishes that you love! Happy navigating fellow fresh sabras xoxo

Healthier Peach Cobbler

Servings: four to six


4 medium peaches or nectarines, sliced*
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder (optional)*

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup grapeseed, avocado or cocnut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup spelt flour**
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup blueberries
your favorite vanilla ice cream for serving


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
2. Slice peaches to desired size, put straight into a greased baking dish. If you like a bite to your cobbler, keep the slices bigger. If you like more of a soft consistency, thinly slice them. Add in maple syrup and cornstarch and mix to ensure the fruit has been coated evenly. If using blueberries, add them in here too.
3. Combine the topping ingredients and spoon in dollops over the peaches.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 mins, or until the top begins to brown
5. serve warm with your fav vanilla ice cream

*the cornstarch/arrowroot powder is just there as a thickening agent. Not crucial, but does give the fruit a nice thick texture. If you don't have any on hand, don't sweat it, I've made without plenty of times
**I've tried this recipe with 100% whole wheat flour, and still comes out incredible, so you can definitely sub.

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