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Peach Cobbler: Easy, Healthy Dessert Recipe

Hi Georgie, I found your website thru the Precision Nutrition forum. Have you found a recipe or created a recipe for a healthy or fairly healthy version of peach cobbler? It’s such a great dessert, but I’m trying to eat healthier now. Thank you. – Danny

Hi Danny, thanks for the great request. Brand spankin’ new, here you have it! This recipe uses whole wheat flour instead of white, and contains less sugar and fat than most cobblers (even if you use regular sugar instead of Splenda). I think the whole wheat flour adds a nice hearty flavor to the cobbler. I also love to make desserts in ramekins, which helps with portion control. It’s just too hard to make appropriate “servings” out of a big dish! Sitting down with your own warm, personal cobbler, topped with a spoonful of light whipped topping, you won’t miss the extra calories one bit, I promise! You could make this recipe with other types of fruit as well. But when those juicy summer peaches come in, why would you want to? Enjoy!

• 1 pound peaches (about 4)

• 3 tablespoons Splenda granulated or sugar, divided

• ½ tablespoon cornstarch

• ½ teaspoon lemon juice

• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

• ½ cup white whole wheat flour

• ¾ teaspoon baking powder

• ¼ teaspoon salt

• 1½ tablespoons non-hydrogenated light margarine (such as Smart Balance Light)

• ¼ cup skim milk

• Light whipped topping or ice cream (optional)

1. Preaheat oven to 375°F. Slice peaches and remove pits. Place sliced peaches in a medium saucepan and add 2 tablespoons Splenda or sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Gently stir with a wooden spoon to coat.

2. Place saucepan over medium heat and cook until liquid boils. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat; divide between 4 ceramic ramekins.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining tablespoon Splenda or sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir to blend. Add margarine; work in with fingertips until mixture is crumbly. Add milk and stir just until dough comes together. Drop dough in spoonfuls over peaches.

4. Bake 20 minutes. Serve with light whipped topping or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving with Splenda: 123 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 24 g total carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein, 272 mg sodium.

Per serving with sugar: 167 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 36 g total carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein, 272 mg sodium.

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  • Marina November 10, 2011, 3:06 pm

    So good I tried it I made two cobblers they are fantastic they have so peaches and I could take two slices

  • Lois August 25, 2010, 8:23 pm

    I just printed out your recipe for easy, healthy peach cobbler. If I want to use a baking pan rather than the suggested ramekins, would an 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 9″ pan be about right? Also, how long should it bake if it’s in the larger pan? Thanks!