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The Speckled Palate
August 20, 2018

Dairy Free Peach Cobbler

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Looking for a show stopping dairy free dessert? Look no farther than Dairy Free Peach Cobbler! This cobbler is the perfect dairy free dessert to serve family or a crowd during the summer. Makes 6 servings.

Several servings of Dairy Free Peach Cobbler, topped with dairy free ice cream, sit on a marble background before serving

When I was younger, I have a vivid memory of eating fresh sliced peaches on top of my Cheerios while sitting on a family friend’s patio at their lake house in Hardy, Arkansas.

Why I remember this, I haven’t a clue.

But I remember sitting with my friend, her brother and my sister in the deck, overlooking the river, and gobbling down our breakfast.

Those peaches were so good and sweet and perfect when paired with simple cereal and milk… and whenever I eat a good peach, I’m brought back to that morning.

More peach desserts: Blackberry Peach Hand PiesPeach Julep PopsiclesMini Peach PiesPeaches and Cream PopsiclesBalsamic Peach Compote

Peaches--some whole and some halved--are shown on a marble counter

A few months ago, Lady A, friends and I visited a local peach orchard. And I, of course, brought home a 20+ lb. box of peaches for us to enjoy and consume.

While those peaches are gone now, my goodness, they were delightful in every possible combination.

And I made this cobbler a few times, just for funsies.

All the ingredients for the Cobbler are laid out on a marble counter

Summertime is the time for cobbler.

Every year around this time, my Dairy Free Blackberry Cobbler recipe goes bonkers. And for good reason—it’s easy to make for a crowd, it doesn’t call for weird dairy substitutes, and it’s absolutely delicious, whether or not you eat a dairy free diet.

I figured that since I had a toooooooon of peaches hanging out in my kitchen, a Dairy Free Peach Cobbler was in order. #duh

Close up of peaches tossed in corn starch and sugar

What is a cobbler?

It’s traditionally a fruit-based dish (though it can apparently be savory, too!) with a crumbly/biscuit-esque topping.

A woman pinches the cobbler biscuit topping on top of the peach filling

How do I make a cobbler dairy free?

Traditionally, cobblers call for butter and milk, in both the filling and topping. My dairy free version of a classic cobbler calls for non-dairy milk and coconut oil in the biscuit topping.

Dairy Free Peach Cobbler is shown from above, just before going into the oven

What is the difference between a streusel and a cobbler?

The topping! A streusel topping is generally made with flour, oats, sugar, etc., and is more crumbly. (My Apple Buddy recipe has an awesome streusel topping.)

A cobbler’s topping is closer to that of a biscuit. A thicker dough is dropped onto the fruit before baking.

Both, obviously, are delicious!


Dairy Free Peach Cobbler is shown from above, straight from the oven

Can I make this cobbler with canned peaches?

I highly recommend making this cobbler with fresh sliced peaches, but I know those are hard to come by, especially out of season.

If you can’t find quality fresh peaches, you can definitely use the canned variety. Just be sure to drain them before tossing into your baking dish.

Peach Cobbler is served without dairy free ice cream on a marble counter

Why not just use yellow cake mix instead of this homemade topping?

Y’all know I’m all about homemade.

While I love a peach cobbler with a yellow cake topping (hello, college years and baking!), this rendition is delightful because it’s from-scratch and from the heart.

If the yellow cake rendition makes you happy, make that. But if you’re looking from a from-scratch dish, give this one a try.

A person digs into a serving of Dairy Free Peach Cobbler, topped with dairy free ice cream, with a spoon

Why should I try a dairy free cobbler?

I can’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t do, but I can tell you that this Dairy Free Peach Cobbler is—to me—equally as good as a traditional, dairy-filled cobbler.

It’s sweet. It’s comforting. It tastes like the summertime… and chances are, you wouldn’t know it was dairy free if you didn’t make it. (Also, if you’re already dairy free, why would you NOT try a dairy free cobbler?)

I always like to have dishes in my back pocket to share with friends who have dietary restrictions.

That’s why you’ll find recipes on The Speckled Palate that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Whole30 and paleo-friendly and more.

Entertaining doesn’t have a hassle, and having various recipes to be able to prepare for friends who have different diets than you isn’t nearly as challenging as you’d think. It can also be delicious!

Several servings of Dairy Free Peach Cobbler, served with dairy free ice cream, are seen from above

Can this dairy free cobbler be made VEGAN?

Yes. The biscuit topping will be more similar to that of a crumble if you don’t use the egg it calls for, but it still can work!

You may need to add 1-2 more tablespoons of the non-dairy milk to make sure the mixture is wet enough.

Dairy free ice cream melts on top of a serving of Peach Cobbler

What do I need to make this Dairy Free Peach Cobbler?

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A spoon pulls a bite of Dairy Free Peach Cobbler out of a bowl

What are some other dairy free dishes I can serve at a gathering?

Pinterest graphic for Dairy Free Peach Cobbler, featuring a close up of the cobbler with a scoop of dairy free ice cream, and text

Now who’s ready for some of this gorgeous dairy free cobbler? Scroll on down to learn how you can make it at home!

Trust me: It’s easy and it’s delicious!

Dairy Free Peach Cobbler
Yield: 6 servings

Dairy Free Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Looking for a show stopping dairy free dessert? Look no farther than Dairy Free Peach Cobbler! This cobbler is the perfect dairy free dessert to serve family or a crowd during the summer. Toss fresh peach slices with corn starch, a little sugar and pecans before dropping nutty, slightly sweet biscuits on top and baking until golden. Served with a scoop of dairy free ice cream, Dairy Free Peach Cobbler makes the ultimate summertime dessert.

Ingredients

Filling

  • 6 peaches, (about 4 cups, sliced)
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Cobbler Topping

  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup pecans, , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons cashew milk, unsweetened (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

Top with...

  • Dairy Free Ice Cream
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sliced peaches, pecans, sugar and corn starch. Let sit together while the cobbler topping is made.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, pecans, sugar and baking powder. Stir until combined.
  4. In a smaller bowl, stir together the coconut oil, egg and non-dairy milk.
  5. Pour into the dry topping ingredients. Use a fork to mix until just combined.
  6. Transfer the peach mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  7. Dollop small scoops of the cobbler topping on top of the peaches. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top.
  8. Transfer the baking dish to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cobbler topping is golden brown.
  9. Serve warm with dairy-free ice cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, and enjoy.

Notes

This recipe calls for lightly sweetening the peaches because the ones I was using were so ripe and sweet already. If yours are a bit more tart, feel free to add 1-2 more tablespoons of sugar to them. Taste them before putting them in the pan to ensure they are sweet enough to your liking.

If you, your family or your guests are nut free, you can easily leave the pecans out of this cobbler.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 (without the ice cream)

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 282 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21g Protein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

 

Do you have any specific memories of eating peaches as a kid?

Could I interest you in a bowl of this delightful dairy free cobbler?

2 Comments

  1. Morgan

    The recipe tasted good, the only complaint I have is that there was nowhere near enough topping for the peaches.

    • Erin

      I’m sorry to hear that the topping wasn’t enough for the peaches, Morgan! When I was originally testing this recipe, I had doubled that part because I love a ton of cobbler topping, but I found it to be too much for my liking. I’m glad, though, that this tasted good for you.

      If you give this another try, I hope you can double the cobbler topping so your peaches are nice and covered! Thanks for the feedback.

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