Last weekend, I bought my last basket of Ontario peaches from the farmer’s market. From here on out, things like pears, apples, figs, grapes, beets, pumpkins, carrots, squash, and potatoes make their seasonal debut.
But first, I wanted to make a farewell summer recipe using fresh peaches, a couple of the season’s first apples, and an easy gluten-free biscuit topping. I figured, it would make the end of summer a bit less bitter and a bit more sweet!
Have you ever made a cobbler recipe before?
This was my first time making a cobbler and I expected it to be a lot more difficult than it was. It was actually super easy to make, but it still looks like you spent hours baking it.
A cobbler has a base of gently cooked fruit with a lightly sweetened biscuit topping. It’s the perfect recipe to make when you don’t have the time or energy to make a pie from scratch, but still want a show stopper dessert. I actually think I might like this recipe better than a traditional pie! There is just something about the sweet, fluffy biscuit topping that lured me back for more and more. Even Eric who isn’t normally a “cooked fruit fan” absolutely loved this cobbler.
Just like a pie, you can pretty much use any fruit and have great success. You can’t go wrong if you use what’s in season as seasonal fruit is usually sweeter and you won’t have to add much sweetener to the cobbler.
I thought local peaches and apples were a perfect pairing for the last week of summer!
I sliced 5 cups of peaches and 3 cups of apples- no need to remove the skin.
Then, all you do is mix together the base ingredients made up of arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), Sucanat (or other dry sugar), cinnamon, sliced fruit, water, and vanilla. Bring it to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Now you have gently cooked fruit in a light syrup!
Spread into a greased casserole dish (or a very large pie dish like I did).
I loved the oat and almond flour combination so much in my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, I decided to make a gluten-free biscuit using the same flours. I only added 1/4 cup of almond flour, but it resulted in a sweet and nutty batter. I probably could have eaten this batter on its own and called it a day…it turned out incredible! The best part is that it comes together in just a couple minutes.
If you don’t have almond flour, not to worry. You can simply process whole almonds into a fine flour in your blender or processor. Or you can use whatever flour you want and I’m sure it will turn out as well.
Because the consistency of the batter is quite drippy (think porridge), it is easily spooned on top of the fruit mixture. I added about 6 large spoonful’s, as I wanted it to serve 6 people, but it doesn’t really matter how you spread it on. For a crunchy topping, I sprinkled it with Sucanat before baking.
Now bake for 25-30 minutes and serve immediately. Easy as pie cobbler!
I served it in mini waffle bowls (President’s Choice brand if I remember correctly) along with some vegan ice cream.
A sprinkle of toasted almonds really took it over the top and added the perfect crunch!
End of Summer Peach Apple Cobbler (Gluten-free & vegan)
The perfect way to bid farewell to the summer season. Seasonal fruit really shines in this lightly sweetened cobbler. It makes a healthy dessert or even a fun dish to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
Inspired by Vegweb.
Yield: 6 servings
- 5 cups sliced peaches
- 3 cups sliced apples
- 1/2 cup Sucanat (or white or brown sugar)
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3-1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, ground into a flour* see note
- 1/4 cup almond flour/meal (or more oat flour)*
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp dry sugar (Sucanat, white, or brown sugar)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp Earth Balance (or other non-dairy butter replacer)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease a medium-sized casserole dish, square pan, or large pie dish.
2. Fruit base: In a large pot or skillet, whisk together the sweetener, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon. Stir in your sliced fruit and mix until coated. Now stir in the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spoon cooked fruit into prepared pan.
3. Biscuit: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. With a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the Earth Balance until mixture is crumbly like cornmeal. Stir in the almond milk until combined. Spoon the batter over the fruit. I dropped about 6 large spoonful’s to make 6 biscuits, but you can do it any way you want.
4. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with vegan ice cream and toasted almonds.
Note: You can probably sub any flour you want in the biscuit recipe.
Summer, it’s been a slice.
This looks so delicious Angela! What a sweet way to say goodbye to Summer!
I’ve never made a cobbler either, but I definitely need to try it!
This looks so good!
Jenna posted a recipe for her fave cobbler/crumble a couple months ago and ironically just relinked to it and she used biscuits on top of it. And now you are.
Where I am from, no one does that…my mom, grandma, and the ladies I watched cook growing up making crumbles,they all just would make an oat/brown sugar/butter topping but no biscuits.
Between your crumble and others, now I want to try it with biscuits b/c I love crumbles.
Your pics are stellar, as always :)
Yummm! I love peach cobblers. I haven’t made any yet this summer, which is depressing to think :( Especially since my farmer’s market just had its last week of local peaches, even more sad!
Love those waffle bowls–too adorable.
D***!!! That looks AMAZING! I might just make it tonight! Thanks!
My mouth is watering…. I love that you don’t peel the fruit.. I never do..even for pies… I like the added texture…
It’s kind of nice to keep in the nutrients, isn’t it? :)
This looks perfect!! I am seriously in love with the waffle bowl! Haha :)
I am now craving peaches lol
That looks so warm and comforting for fall. Often with pies/cobblers I just omit sweeteners completely as I find the fruit’s sweetness does it for me, but as I don’t eat sugar my tastebuds can cope without much sugar. You wouldn’t of course get that amazing syrup without the sucanat either. Thanks! Can’t wait to try it for Thanksgiving; can’t believe it’s just around the corner! (Canadian of course).
Do you think coconut oil could be used in the place of Earth Balance?
Maybe if you used solid coconut oil and then cut it in similar to the EB that might work. If the oil was melted it might make the batter too drippy…but I really am just guessing here!
good idea! I’ll give it a shot!
that looks to die for! it is so sad to say good bye so summer, but I’m very excited for all of the comfort foods that come with autumn :)
Looks delicious! What a perfect way to ease into fall while still using up the last of Summer’s fruit!
This recipe is the perfect representation of the transition from summer to fall! I don’t think I’ve ever seen apples and peaches paired together in a dessert before, but I bet it tastes amazing!
oh my goodness – that looks absolutely delicious! lol perhaps a bit ambitious for me right now
OMG! This looks sooo good.. thanks for the inspiration, I can’t wait to try making this!
Omg. I love you.
This looks wonderful, oh I would love some right now! Cute waffle bowls :)
This is the perfect end of summer treat! Love it.
Omg I want one now! Have to go get my last batch of peaches tomorrow from Whole Foods and create this masterpiece!
Oh that’s SO beautiful!! Love the Waffle Bowls!
Well you definitely know how to make a girl drool! This looks incredibly tasty!
Apples and peaches? That sounds delicious! I think there’s an orchard near me that still has both for picking. I’ll have to check it out this weekend :)
YUM. I LOVE Cobbler! I made my first vegan (and ever) cobbler this past spring – blueberry. You are so right, it is quite easy and everyone who tasted it were fooled into thinking I spent hours in the kitchen toiling over a hot stove.
I want cobbler now :)
the pic looks amazing, i bet it tastes superb.
Peaches I can only dream of right now in Melbourne!! Bring on Summer, stonefruit is my absolute favourite! I think we call Cobbler a Crumble here in Australia/NZ, so Peach Crumble? YES PLEASE!
Oh yum!! I just used up a huge box of peaches on peach butter. Can’t wait to get some more and try this too. And I love your flutey(?) dessert dish <3
I love the idea you have here Ang. well done! )
Finally, a cobbler gluten free peeps can enjoy! The syrupy glaze really adds to the appeal of this, and the peaches still hold their form really well- i am pretty sure this cobbler foreshadows a few more weeks of Summer (one can only hope) hehe
Wow, that looks beautiful. Yumm. I just used up the last of my peaches, makes me wish I still had some. :)
Wowza! i just stumbled upon your blog and have already made (and devoured) two of your recipes. Thank you for sharing your delicious food and story with us. You are an inspiration to me. I can’t wait to make this peach cobbler this weekend!
I made this cobbler and your creamy avocado pasta recently–so darn good!! I read your about page as well and it really resonated with me. I’m trying a more vegan lifestyle now!!
Quite delicious! Used pears and peaches :-)
Angela! I want you to know that I made this for my boyfriends dad yesterday (it was his bday) and EVERYONE loved it. I come from a VERY hispanic background and vegan eating is not common but they had no idea that this dish was so healthy. While someone else brought a fattening cake I brought your dish and it went wayyyy faster than the cake :-D I love to feed people REAL quality food. Thanks again Angela xoxo
I made this last night and think I must have done something wrong. The taste was lovely, but the texture was somewhat unappetizing because of layer of “slime” that formed between the crust and the cooked fruit….very similar to the “slime” that sometimes occurs when cooking oatmeal. I did use whole gluten free grain oat flour in the biscuit topping because I like the nutritional aspect of the flour. Can you recommend a fix?
Hey Bec, Hmm I’m not sure why that happened to you. I haven’t heard of this problem with the recipe. Did you use the almond meal? Maybe it was too much oat flour? I’m realy not sure. Sorry this happened to you! I’ll have to revisit the recipe again sometime this season.
No, I did not use the almond meal because I didn’t happen to have any on hand at the time. Maybe that’s the problem. I’ll add almond meal to my shopping list and try it again.
I love your recipes and visit often for inspiration and new ideas! Thanks!
i just googled and was wondering if I could use almond flour instead of arrowroot powder?
Hey Kate, Arrowroot powder absorbs the extra liquid so I would suggest subbing it for another starch like cornstarch. Enjoy!
This looks so so good!
Made this last night for my dad’s birthday! For the fruits I used 7 small-medium plums, 1 pear, a few peach slices, and an apple -all organic- and added lemon juice + almond extract (omitted the water). I didn’t simmer the fruits on the stove, just tossed everything together, using 1/3c coconut sugar instead of 1/2c, and let it macerate. Oh and I chose unrefined coconut oil as the fat instead of EB. The whole thing turned out excellent and it is even better tonight! With some vanilla coconut milk ice cream? Can’t be beat.
I just made this and it was awesome. super easy and super amazing. thank you so much you vegan goddess.
I love peach cobbler, so I made this last night. I used only peaches (added a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice and 1/8 tsp. of salt–I also decreased the sugar because the peaches were pretty ripe) and didn’t simmer before baking. I found that I needed to use about a cup of almondmilk and didn’t use as much coconut oil because it was hard from having been in the fridge (I also halved the salt in the biscuit because I added a skosh of salt to the peaches), but everything turned out fine. I’m especially pleased by how the arrowroot is holding the fruit together in a lovely way.
I rediscovered this recipe while browsing for ways to use up all these fresh peaches before the season ends. I halved the amount of sugar because my fruit was very ripe, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. I used three different varieties of apple. It turned out AMAZING! My husband and I both enjoyed a lovely Saturday breakfast. Thanks, Angela! I will know I will be making this again and again.
Hey Samantha, I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed the cobbler! Great idea to whip this up with the last of all that awesome summer produce too. Thank you!
Oh my gosh, this is perfect. LOVE a good fall recipe that doesn’t take all day… but still states like it! You’re amazing!
Just discover this recipe, wanting to do something different: Awesome! I mixed nectarines and peaches (Ontario’s): my new best fruit dessert! Thank you!!