Ever since I was little, I’ve LOVED summer fruit.
From juicy, sticky, run-down-my arm peaches to ripe blackberries picked from my grandmother’s backyard staining my fingers and face, there was never a shortage of fresh, locally grown fruit in East Tennessee.
And where there’s delectable summer fruit, that means only one thing: dessert!
Peach-blueberry pies, blackberry cobblers, mixed berry crumbles, angel food cake with whipped cream and berries, vanilla ice cream topped with fresh peaches…
So comforting. So good.
But not always so good for you.
Just a few weeks ago, I was back in Knoxville with my family, spreading a little McNugget love to his Tennessee fan club. After discovering some of the most gorgeous local peaches at the farmer’s market, my mom couldn’t help herself but wanna put those puppies in a pie.
Alas, paleo and pie don’t always fit in the same sentence that easily.
But, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
While I didn’t bake myself an entire Paleo-fied peach cobbler or pie, I experimented with making my own individual serving.
And it was a HUGE success.
No gluten. No refined sugars.
With just a handful of pantry staples and about half an hour, you’ll have gooey, soul-satisfying peach cobbler that actually does the body good.
Cue the drooling.
When it comes to self-control and food, French fries, nachos, popcorn, and other salty snacks don’t stand a chance. I can eat one French fry and be a happy camper.
Sweets, on the other hand, have always been my weakness.
While I’ve finally gotten control of my sugar demon, I used to not be able to handle being left alone with baked goods or candy or other sugary treats, knowing I’d want to eat a few bites here and a few nibbles there until the entire cheesecake is gone in a day.
I’ve come a loooonnnnng way from those days, and if you want to know how I did it, check out this post where I share the steps I took to healing and refocusing my relationship with food.
Still, sometimes, I just want one brownie or half a cookie or, in today’s case, one serving of peach cobbler.
While the rest of my family was enjoying not-so-Paleo peach pie, I didn’t want to feel like I was being deprived or missing out. Too often, it’s those kinds of feelings that can trigger a case of one-too-many-cookies syndrome in me.
That’s why I used my Paleo baking know-how and basic ingredients in my mom’s fridge and pantry to whip up this single-serving peach cobbler.
And this would be perfect for those of y’all who share a house with people who, somehow beyond my understanding, weren’t born with the sweet tooth genes that run rampantly in my genetics.
Or, if you’re the kind of person who lacks a little self-control and self-disciple around baked goods, this has your name written all over it.
Cause life is too short to just not eat some peach cobbler.
But we also want to live long enough to be able to keep enjoying it summer after summer after summer.
So, to the recipe!
How easy is this?
1. Slice a peach. No skins today…the fuzziness is kinda weird when baked.
2. Make your crumble topping. Moosh (a very technical term) your coconut flour, cinnamon, nuts, and fat of choice (I used butter but ghee or coconut oil work, too!). Pour in a pinch of vanilla and almond flavor (peaches+almond=OMG) and salt, as well as a drizzle of honey.
3. Peaches, meet crumble.
4. To the oven we go! 30-40 minutes at 300. Sure, you could try microwaving, but it’s just not the same.
5. Dollop and enjoy. Cashew milk ice cream, coconut whipped cream, organic ice cream…do what dollop delights you.
Now, the big question is…could this be transformed into a family-sized cobbler?
I’d use 6-8 peaches, 4 tablespoons of fat, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ cup coconut flour, ¼ cup walnuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond, 1-2 tablespoons honey, and still a dash of salt.
The baking time would still remain the same.
You could also make a bunch of single-portioned cobblers, too. They’re just so cute!
What a better way to start your weekend? Okay, maybe some peach cobbler and a glass of Prosecco. That would be just peachy.
Happy Weekend, y’all!
Single-Serving Peach Cobbler
Healthy Happy Texan
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