Yesterday, Lel bought some beautiful organic peaches, that were on sale, at the local market. Returning home she requested/begged for peach cobbler. Last winter, I made this cobbler for the first time with apples and it has been one of Lel’s favorites ever since. This cobbler can be made with just about any type of fruit you would consider baking in a pie. In the past, I have made this with apples, cherries, and berries. I suggest playing around with what ever you have on hand or whatever fruit is your favorite. This cobbler makes a wonderful breakfast with a few spoon fulls of plain yogurt and it is so easy to make you can even whip it up that morning.
Gluten Free Cobbler Recipe:
- -4-6 Peaches (apples, cherries, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)
- -Sugar, Honey, or Agave
Preheat your oven to 350F. Wash and Slice the Peaches and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Now it’s time to sweeten the peaches. For this cobbler, I used a little bit of sugar (1 Tbls) and a little bit of honey ( 3 Tbls ) depending on the fruit, you may need to change the amount of sweeter you use. I have made this completely sugar-free before by using a blend of agave nectar and honey. The best way to tell how much sweetener to add is to just test it. Add a little and then taste a piece of the fruit. Peaches are naturally very sweet (organic) and don’t need much extra help. However, berries or tart apples will need a little extra. You will also want to add whatever kind of spices you might want to use at this point. Peaches are great with a tsp. of vanilla and a touch of orange or lemon zest. Apples are wonderful with 3/4 tsp. of ground Cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of ground Ginger. You can really play around with this recipe to suit your tastes.
After the peaches are all mixed up and look something like this, spread them out in a baking dish.
Now it is time to make the topping. In a mixing bowl, put roughly 2 Cups of Rolled Oats. Grind up a 3-4 Tbls of rolled oats in a blender or cut them up by hand using a large kitchen knife. You are looking for the general consistency of flour. If you have some gluten free flour on hand you can use that instead of grinding up the oats. I am allergic to the store brands of gluten free flours (I know we would fit right in at the allergy parade) so I make my own by grinding oats or rice up in the blender
(I suppose that is for another post). For the cobbler, you only need a couple of Tbls of flour to hold the whole thing together. Now add the 2-3 Tbls of oat flour to the bowl and also add 2 Tbls of your preferred sweetener to the bowl. Cut a half a stick of butter into chunks and add that to the bowl. Now with your hands, squish the whole thing together (mmmm.squishy). If you need to add more butter, cut the other half of the stick into chunks and add them as you need.
You want the end product to look something like this-little bunches of oats stuck together and crumbly.
Breakfast is served!
Well I hope that you will enjoy this cobbler as much as we do! Cheers! I am off to the Tractor Supply to pick up a few things for the furry and feathered.