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Amaretto Peach Cobbler is the ultimate summer dessert. Sweet peaches are tossed in amaretto liqueur and topped with a (grain-free!) almond flour and coconut sugar topping. You would NEVER know this is a healthy dessert recipe!
This amaretto peach cobbler is the best!
It is sweet, juicy, perfectly ripe summer peaches drunk on Amaretto, topped with a coconut sugar sweetened almond cookie meets crumble topping and swimming in a pool of vanilla ice cream.
It is all the things you want and none of the things you don't want. Read: no grains, dairy, or refined sugar.
A sweet summery dessert made for warm evenings on the patio, sunshine, lazy days, and sugary summer fruit breakfasts.
This Amaretto Peach Cobbler will Rock Your World if:
- You dream of biting into soft peaches and letting the sweet juice run down your arm.
- You know there is nothing in this world better than baked peaches swimming in their own sticky, sweet, jammy juice. ← Except when you add a healthy splash of amaretto to that juice. That's the only thing better in this world.
- You need a bite of that soft, cookie-dough-like crumble with coconut sugar crisped edges. ← Trust me, you need a bite. or two. or ten.
- You know that summer peaches stop by for only a few short minutes each year and you should stop everything you're doing to give them maximum love before they disappear until next summer.
- You believe with all your heart that peach cobbler is the best summer dessert and you trust me to make you a version that is not only the best peach cobbler recipe but also one that is HEALTHY ENOUGH TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST! ← not even joking.
How to make Amaretto Peach Cobbler
This healthy peach cobbler recipe is super easy to make. Truth → every peach cobbler recipe is easy to make. This one just so happens to have (mostly) good for you ingredients. The only thing that doesn't really make the healthy peach cobbler ingredients list is the amaretto. But let's give that one a pass today because it's just a little splash and it tastes. so. damn. good.
Step 1: Take those big, beautiful peaches you see up there and cut them into thin slices. I leave the skin on. There is literally no reason in the world to try and make this a fancy dessert. It's not. It doesn't want to be. It's perfect and loveable and all things right with the skin left on the peaches. Besides, it helps the cooked peaches hold their shape and gives a little touch of color to the dish. Take it off if you must, but there's really no logical reason to make more work for yourself.
Step 2: Sprinkle those peach slices with tapioca starch (cornstarch works, too) then nestle them into a baking dish and pour some amaretto over the top.
Step 3: Make a quick almond cookie crumble topping then pop your amaretto peach cobbler into the oven until it is soft, jammy, sweet, and your house smells like somewhere you never ever ever want to leave.
Step 4: Let it cool (ha! good luck with that!) then serve it in pretty bowls with a scoop of ice cream or straight from the pan while standing at the counter in your summer version sweat pants. ← no judgment here!
What makes this a healthy peach cobbler recipe?
I'm glad you asked! It's both a vegan peach cobbler AND a gluten-free peach cobbler. Instead of using the traditional butter I've used coconut oil which works great as a dairy-free alternative in this recipe. It gives the crumble topping just the right amount of crispy edges. Sorry butter (my beloved friend) but you're not missed in this recipe.
It's also a paleo peach cobbler recipe. This one was a little more difficult to nail, but nail it we did. First, I did some Googling and found out that most paleo peeps consider small amounts of amaretto ok to eat. Second, we swap the traditional sugar for refined sugar-free coconut sugar. Then instead of using oats we use a mixture of almond flour, tapioca starch, and slivered almonds. It creates a cobbler topping that is similar to an almond cookie with crispy edges and a soft, shortbread-like middle.
It's ridiculously delicious.
In my (rather extensively researched) opinion, this really is the best peach cobbler recipe.
We've been getting a little peach crazy around here this year. Most have been eaten while standing at the counter with juice streaming down our chins and arms, but we've managed to make a few healthy peach recipes out of them, too.
Did you catch this Grilled Peach Salad with Arugula, Candied Curry Pecans, and Honey Vinaigrette that I shared the other day? That's a personal fav. Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Peaches and Summer Peach and Grilled Chicken Pad Thai are two others that vie for the favorite peach recipes award.
And then there's the Easy and Delicious Peach Pie recipe that is all things flour and butter, cause sometimes we need that, too.
But what we really need right now is this:
Amaretto peach cobbler with a big scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Cause this is summer and we deserve all the good things.
Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes:
- Chocolate Blackberry Crumble
- Healthy Apple Crisp with Coconut and Pecans
- Healthier Blueberry Jam Bars
- 3 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- 6 peaches (about 3 lb.)
- 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
- ⅓ cup amaretto
The Cobbler Topping
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup tapioca starch
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Thinly slice the peaches (I like to leave the skin on) and put them in a 9×11 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the peaches with the tapioca starch and gently toss to combine. Pour the amaretto over the top.6 peaches, 1 tablespoon tapioca starch, ⅓ cup amaretto
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the cobbler topping ingredients. Drop the dough in 6 pieces on top of the peaches and spread it out a little bit. You still want some peaches peeking out.1 cup almond flour, ¼ cup tapioca starch, ⅓ cup coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup coconut oil, ¼ cup slivered almonds
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Check the cobbler and if it is starting to brown cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Continue to bake for 10 more minutes, or until the cobbler is juicy and bubbling.
- Remove the cobbler from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before digging in.
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