Peach Cobbler ~ Whole Foods Style

Ya'll, yum! I love good food. I really love good desserts. And when I can make a dessert that is good, really good, and made of whole foods that I don't have to feel guilty about, I'm in heaven. And I eat it all. I am pregnant after all. (Not that I wouldn't if I weren't pregnant.) I do still have to share some with the selfish people I live with. Only bad part about it.

We bought a half a bushel of peaches at the Farmer's Market on Saturday. They are beautiful, and delicious all by themselves. I've been putting them up, fighting off the kids who would eat all of them, and decided to try making a cobbler.

This is my Mama's recipe for cobbler in our church cookbook. I love Mama's cobbler, but I wanted to try my hand at some different ingredients. Same method, and just some substitutions for the less than whole food ingredients (see: sugar, my arch nemesis) . 
Here's what I used instead. White whole wheat flour, salt and baking powder for the self-rising flour. And maple syrup for the sugar. (If I could afford organic, that's what I would have used, but you do what you can.)
I also added some more butter...a half a stick. Because more butter means more goodness. Put the butter in a 13 x 9, and pop it in the oven while the oven is preheating; it'll melt while you're mixing up everything else.
Peel and cut up the peaches. Mom's recipe says to sweeten them, but I didn't.
Milk, syrup, flour, salt, and baking powder go in a mixing bowl and get mixed up real quick.
Now this is important: Pour the batter on top of the butter, but don't mix it!
The same with the peaches, spoon them on top of the batter gently and evenly but don't mix the butter in!

Bake it for about 50 minutes at 350.

And then, you get this:

It's good. So good. I bet it would really awesome with some whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream, but it's just fine all by itself. The whole wheat gives it a slightly nutty taste, and then the maple syrup finishes with it's delicious flavor.

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 c. white whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 c. maple syrup
2/3 c. whole milk
4-5 good sized peaches, peeled and cut up, about 2 1/2 c.

1. Preheat oven to 350; put butter in a 13 x 9 and put in the oven to melt.
2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, maple syrup, and milk together. Pour over melted butter, but don't mix butter and batter.
3. Spoon peaches on top of batter with out mixing in.
4. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350.

I imagine honey would be equally as good, although a slightly different taste. And other fruits, like plums or berries. Hope you enjoy!

6 comments

  1. Where's the whip cream! It does look really yummy. So creative to change it up! You make me hungry for peach
    cobbler!

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    1. Whip cream would have finished it off perfectly! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Wow, that looks amazing! I love the white whole wheat flour, you can't even tell it is a whole grain! Thanks for sharing this healthier recipe with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

    P.S. I hope you pregnancy is going smooth! But it look like this cobbler will help things along ;)

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  3. Hi there! This recipe was featured this week! Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

    http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-peachy-what-to-make-with-all-those.html

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