Today's vegan peach cobbler recipe has recently become one of my staple dessert recipes! I simply can not get enough of this healthy treat! I might be a little biased because I love peaches, but hey it's peach season! I adore fruit based desserts in the Spring, because they're light and healthy, and simple to make! This healthy vegan peach cobbler is the ultimate plant based recipe.
How to make a healthy vegan peach cobbler:
Traditional peach cobbler is not necessarily a dish that people think of as healthy. Yes it has peaches in it, but it is also typically loaded with butter and sugar; both of which are a big no no here at theallnaturalvegan.com. My rule of thumb is always: if you can make it healthy, then why not make it healthy! This peach cobbler vegan recipe is made with simple whole foods plant based ingredients and is completely naturally sweetened! There were a few steps I had to take in order to make this vegan peach cobbler healthy.
My favorite natural sweeteners:
First, use a natural sweetener. Over the past couple years of eating a whole foods plant based vegan diet, I have developed a few favorite natural sweeteners. My first pick will always be fruit. Fruit means: bananas, apples/applesauce, dates, date sugar, date syrup, raisins, etc.
My second choice for refined sugar-free baking is one of my recent discoveries, and that is Maple crystals. They are a natural sweetener that comes from maple trees. The reason I prefer maple crystals to maple syrup is because it contains fiber! My rule of thumb when it comes to looking for a sweetener is the more fiber it has, the healthier it is. If you are interested in trying maple crystals, my code "VEGAN10" will get for $10 off your purchase!
Next, make sure that you are not using oil! Listen up friends: I think it's time we stop cooking with oil. It is so unnecessary! I have found so many ways to cook and bake without oil. The best part is you will still end up with a delicious recipe just like this vegan peach cobbler, which is 100% oil-free. When you bake without oil you are reducing the fat content and lowering the overall calories of the recipe. You can definitely still splurge and use oil here and there, but why not make the recipe healthy if you can am I right?
How to make peach cobbler vegan:
Traditional cobblers are loaded with butter. I do not eat butter, and none of my recipes contain vegan butter. Therefore how do I create delicious recipes like this healthy vegan peach cobbler without using any butter, or oil? I've said it before, and I'll say it again: think as minimally processed as possible! I use simple plant based ingredients like dates, applesauce, and peaches of course to create the most delicious and healthy vegan peach cobbler!
In order to make this peach cobbler recipe vegan and oil-free, I use applesauce. I love using applesauce as an oil replacement in so many recipes because it works so well! Not only is applesauce a great oil replacement, but it's also great natural sweetener. I love whenever I can find ingredients that can multitask.
Why do I love this peach cobbler vegan recipe?
I love this vegan peach cobbler recipe because it is so simple. This healthy peach cobbler recipe only takes a couple steps and is made with simple ingredients you probably already have sitting around your kitchen. I also love this recipe, because it is LOADED with flavor. Peaches have the strongest, sweetest, and most delicious flavor when in season. Whenever you see the first round of ripe peaches in the stores make sure to try this cobbler out! If peaches aren't in season yet as you're reading this, don't worry I have tons of healthy whole foods plant based dessert recipes on my blog.
Go-to healthy dessert recipes:
- Vegan Tres Leches Cake
- Healthy Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream
- Avocado Pistachio Mousse
- Date Sweetened Brownies
How to make gluten-free vegan peach cobbler:
I prefer gluten-free baking when it comes to vegan desserts. The variety of gluten-free flours out there is incredible. They are all so unique and flavorful. This is great when baking, because you can really customize the flavor of the recipe while still maintaining the nutrient, unlike white flour. How do I make this vegan peach cobbler gluten-free? In this recipe I used oat and coconut flour to create the ultimate healthy crumble!
Ingredients for this Plant Based Peach Cobbler:
- Date sugar
- Tapioca starch
- Oat flour
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut flour
- Healthiest Vegan Ice Cream
Plant Based Peach Cobbler
For this peach filling:
- 8-10 peaches
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoon tapioca starch
- ¼ cup date sugar
For the Crumble:
- Begin by preheating your oven to 375. Begin making the filling.
- Slice the peaches into strips and add to a bowl (leave skin on for more nutrients!). In a small bowl combine applesauce and tapioca. Mix until smooth. Add applesauce mixture and date sugar to the peaches and mix. Pour into a baking pan and set aside.
- To make the crumble simply add all ingredients together and mix. It may seem too thick, but you want it on the dryer side, because it will soak up fluid from the fresh peaches.
- Start adding the crumble to the top of the peaches, making sure to fill in all areas.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Once golden brown on top remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with ice cream and enjoy your healthy peach cobbler!