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 rustic and delicious! I can’t believe I’ve never thought to combine apples and peaches in cobblers – I do it with berries all the time. Can’t wait to try it out!
Cobblers are my all time favorite dessert (yep, even over chocolate!!!) but I’ve never tried to make one on my own. I can’t wait to try this – gotta do it quickly before peaches are too hard to find!
This looks so homely and a perfect way to welcome the new season.
This looks delicious Angela! And I love that you used those waffle bowls. What a great end-of-summer dessert (or breakfast?)
I love that you merged summer and fall but using both peaches and apples, delicious!
Wow that looks amazing!! Could you use Stevia instead of sucanat/White sugar/brown sugar?
Hi Amy, I’m not sure as I have never made anything with stevia before. I can’t see why not!
I use pure, powdered stevia often. You could definitely use a bit in the fruit. For the cobbler topping, I’d probably add the stevia as well as applesauce to replace the amount of sugar called for in the recipe. This will add bulk and moisture you would otherwise lose if you used only stevia. And definitely don’t sprinkle it on the top :D That would not taste good :D
This looks absolutely delicious! :) I Have never made a cobbler before, but I’d love to try This Out!
Yum! I’ve been doing fun things with peaches this year. I will miss them.
Yum that looks amazing. I never really understood the difference between a crumble and a cobbler, but it seems the cobbler has a more biscuit like topping. Apples and peaches sound like the perfect combination too.
Long gone are the days when I had to decide between apples and peaches! Now I can have the best of both worlds :D
Looks delicious! I love making cobblers and crisps – they are so much easier than pie (even if pie is easy!). And unlike your hubby, I love cooked hot fruit, probably more than raw fruit. Great idea for using waffle bowls too.
Love, love, love the idea of serving it in a waffle bowl! Looks amazing!!
YUM!!! Delicious. I am planning to make something peach cobblery since the peaches I just bought are awful. Perfect excuse for a dessert! :D
Peach cobbler is my favorite dessert, besides anything chocolate that is! :)
It’s just so warm and sweet, especially paired with ice cream…In Love!! This looks amazing! And I also love that it is gluten free!
I LOVE the combination of peaches and apples so delicious !
You’ve probably answered this before, but are you completely self-taught with your photography? It blows me away every single time.
Aw thank you! I’m self taught- a bit of research online and just lots of practice every day. I have a lot to learn and would love to take some courses at some point.
SUPER cute waffle bowls Ange!! You and Jenna are the cobbler queens this morning, and both of you are making me super hungry! The fall produce is making its way into my kitchen now as well… pumpkin and butternut squash are already in the rotation and I think my hands are getting more orange by the day!! LOL. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)
How delicious does that look!? It gives ya the warm fuzzies just looking at it!
By the way, I hope you’re proud of the apple/peaches being washed pic because that is just gorgeous!!
Thank you :) I love taking pics of produce when it has water on it!
That sounds excellent. A perfect pairing of a favorite summer fruit with the ripening fall apples!
As much as I hate the fact that summer is over, we’re heading into cobbler, stew and pumpkin weather!
Another great recipe!
being of hillbilly descent, cobbler is #1 in my repertoire of desserts. So easy, so delicious. Also, it can be made a day in advance. Yay for easy.
Looks good! In Colorado the peaches aren’t really that good until about now.
This looks fantastic!! Such a nice sendoff for summer.
What a great recipe to say farewell to fresh peaches for yet another season! I just picked up some local apples over the weekend and I was planning to make an apple crisp. I think I might use your filling instead!
OMG those serving bowls are so cute!
YAY almond flour!! I’m also not a cooked fruit fan, but in a waffle bowl with a scoop of ice cream. I’m there! :) Is it weird that my baked goods are turning out better with gluten-free flours, than with wheat flour? I am liking them so much more!
I’m blown away by how good oat and almond flours taste! Way better than wheat flours, even spelt, which I find is the best tasting flour I’ve baked with.
The end of peach season always makes me so sad. There’s nothing like a juicy peach in summer, you know? BUT, I do love a good cobbler – I’ve never tried mixing apples with my peaches before! Sounds interesting.
I love the bowls! And such a gorgeous dish you baked the cobbler in. I love that time of year when summer produce and fall produce mingle. We were able to get peaches, kabocha squash, apples, and plums at the farmers market all at the same time!
Delicious! I love that dish you baked your cobbler in… So unique!
I love the idea of serving this in waffle bowls!
What a gorgeous dessert. :) I will definitely have to give it a try!
I love the idea of mixing apples and peaches for the cobbler! Yum!!
I’m full of end of summer love right now with this cobbler! I always make apple and raspberry cobbler, but never with peaches….swoon!
This is why I love you so much! I have been trying to decide between apple pie or peach cobbler for dessert tonight. I have both that need to be used up!! You saved the day!!
I REALLY think peach cobbler might be the perfect dessert. You just can’t beat it!!
Cobbler. The solution to world peace :)
Oh my, yum! Looks absolutely delicious. And I might have squealed with glee for a little bit when I saw that it was gluten-free as well!!
This is the perfect season transition dish. I made individual blackberry cobblers this summer for the first time after visiting big bend national park. Cobblers always remind me of rustic cabins in the woods and hiking trips. I can’t wait to give this one a try.
I’ve never heard of cobbler before but it looks as though I have been missing out BIG time :-)
Hmm, that looks all warm and comforting. Perfect for this crap weather (looking out the window at the pouring rain right now) Sigh.
I made a plum/apple crisp this past weekend – also a great combo! Can’t wait to try it with the almond flour.
Okay you’ve convinced me to buy almond flour. I’ve been going back and forth but this just looks splendid. This is the perfect summer/fall transition dessert.
Mother pretty pants. I need this. In my soul. Right now.
woww Angela! You ALWAYS ALWAYS read my mind! haha for reals…I’ve been craving something like this lately, so today I just had a french toast with maple balsamic caramelized peaches! Not exactly the same, but hey it works! :D
I love the melding of summer & autumn fruits. We’re bigger fans of crisp than cobbler, so I may have to try those together in a crisp. Great idea to stretch summer!
Oh, that dish looks so good! And I love that your bowls look like waffle cones. :-) So cute!
So I attempted to vegan-ize a peach cobbler recipe a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t a complete fail, but it wasn’t my favourite. I’m so glad you posted this, I’m sure it’ll taste better than my improvised version!
I’m sorry to see summer go, but really excited about fall produce! I’m going to attempt to create a vegan single-serving berry cobbler this week.
Looks like a fantastic recipe. I love fruit desserts. And chocolate desserts. I guess I like all desserts. :-)