We are all about peaches today, because that’s the next Challenge food! I’d been wanting to make some peach cobbler for my husband since peaches are his absolute faaaaavorite fruit (did I tell you that on our entire 26 day Europe vacation, the ONLY time we had a little tiff was because I ate too many of his peaches? HA). But of course, I also am all about making things as healthy as possible, too…check out this recipe!
First, peel and chop up one ripe peach and add a few sprinkles of cinnamon and some brown sugar (about 1 teaspoon, but it really depends on how ripe your peach is and how sweet you like things). Dump the peaches into a small, sprayed ramekin.
In your food processor, grind up 1/2 cup of oats.
Mix in 1/4 cup old fashioned oats, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, a bit more cinnamon (1/8 teaspoon), a bit of brown sugar (a teaspoon or so, depending on how sweet you like things), and a dash of salt. Then stir in 1/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons melted light butter, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Top the peaches with the batter.
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until it’s a nice golden brown.
Preheat your oven to 350. Stir the 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar into the peaches and place in a sprayed ramekin. Mix the 1/2 cup oat flour, oats, remaining cinnamon and brown sugar, baking powder, and salt, then stir in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Dump the oat mixture over top of the peaches and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until nice and browned.
The Verdict: Mmmm…this was some great comfort food, packed with the nutritional powerhouses of peaches and oats. Our featured food, peaches, are packed with fiber, potassium, niacin, and Vitamins A & C.
This didn’t taste like “Grandma’s” cobber but it gives you a wonderful healthy sweet fix (I’ll be honest: We topped ours with a bit of ice cream, but it’d also be great on its own or with some whipped cream). I will most definitely be doing this one again–probably even for breakfast! Is it too early to go to bed so I can get up and make it?
I’m really glad I’m doing this challenge , because it’s giving me the nudge I’ve been needing to actually try some of the recipes I’ve been saving for years, and come up with more great new recipes of my own too. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
What do you think of today’s recipe? What’s your favorite peach recipe?