This Paleo peach cobbler is light, delicious and perfectly sweet. Sweetened with dates, it's totally refined sugar free. I include instructions to make this a dairy free peach cobbler as well!
When something tastes as good as summer peaches, there is just no reason to cover it in sugar!
My Paleo peach cobbler really lets that beautiful peach flavor shine. It's mildly sweetened with dates, but no refined sugar is necessary! I promise, it will still be a delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert. The ginger and cinnamon work so well with the bright peach flavor and the pecans give it that perfect crunch.
Either grass fed butter or coconut oil work perfectly here so use whichever you prefer. Using coconut oil will make this a dairy free peach cobbler and will also make the recipe totally vegan, which can be nice if you're serving this at a gathering and have vegan guests.
I hope you love it!
Paleo Peach Cobbler
- 2 # peaches
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) grass fed butter (or sub 1/2 cup coconut oil)
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes*
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375 F .
- Remove pits from 2# peaches and dice.
- Place the following in a food processor or blender: – 1/2 cup butter OR 1/2 cup coconut oil (if using a blender for butter, cut stick into quarters before pulsing)– 1 cup dates (~8) with pits removed– 1 cup pecans– 1 cup almond flour– 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes– 1 Tbsp cinnamon– 1 tsp ground ginger– 1/2 tsp salt
- Pulse until combined and mixture begins to form a ball.
- Place diced peaches in a small baking dish (~9×9” pan) and cover w/ cobbler (does not need to cover completely).
- Bake for ~30 minutes or until filling is warmed & bubbly and topping is beginning to brown.
What is the nutrition like for this Paleo Peach Cobbler?
Made mostly from fruit and nuts, this dessert offers a lot nutritionally speaking! Here are some of the benefits of the ingredients:
- Peaches: Peaches are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium and antioxidants. Some studies also show that a compound found in peaches may help keep your skin moisturized!
- Dates: Studies show that dates may not only be a healthier replacement for sugar, but indeed a genuine healthy food. Dates provide copper, Vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, in addition to plenty of fiber. Medjool dates provide more calcium than other varieties.
- Pecans: Pecans and other nuts are considered excellent for heart health and they also add healthy fat to help keep you full.
- Almonds: High in magnesium, Vitamin E and potassium, almonds are good for your heart and also help lower LDL cholesterol. One serving of almonds also has as much calcium as 1/4 Cup of milk!
- Coconut: Coconuts provide copper, iron and selenium. They're also very high in manganese, which is beneficial for metabolism and bone health.
Is butter Paleo?
The question of whether or not butter is Paleo is a bit complicated.
Strictly speaking, butter would not be considered Paleo because it is a dairy product and dairy is off limits on a strict Paleo diet.
However, many followers of the Paleo lifestyle make an exception for grass fed butter because it is considered by many to be a good source of easily digestible healthy fats. Some Paleo eaters also choose to consume fermented dairy, like kefir, which is similarly low in lactose.
If you consider yourself Paleo, whether you choose to include some dairy such as grass fed butter is a personal choice. You may want to try eliminating all dairy for a time to see whether or not limited dairy impacts your digestion and how you feel.
Why is grass fed dairy important?
If you do choose to eat dairy, choosing grass fed is a great choice nutritionally speaking, regardless of whether or not you're Paleo.
Grass fed dairy refers to dairy products made from milk that comes from pastured cows, cows that eat grass rather than grains.
The cows' diet directly impacts the milk they produce. For example, grass fed butter is significantly higher in Vitamin K2, Omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid, all of which are highly beneficial nutrients. It may also be higher in beta carotene than regular butter.
Is this peach cobbler meal prep-friendly?
Peach cobbler is the perfect prep-ahead dessert.
You have several choices when it comes to meal prep for this recipe.
You can make the whole thing ahead of time and simply reheat when you're ready to serve. Alternatively, you can just wash and dice the peaches ahead of time.
My favorite way to prep this type of dessert though is to assemble the whole thing the day before and then cover and store in the fridge until I'm ready to bake. This way you get all of the work done ahead of time, but it still tastes totally fresh and makes the house smell delicious. If you go with this option, make sure to let the pan with the prepped cobbler sit out for a bit before you put it in the oven – cold pans in a hot oven don't mix!
What are some other healthy summer desserts?
Cherry Mousse w/ Coconut Whipped Cream
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