Are you ready to indulge in a delectable dessert that is both gluten-free and bursting with the flavors of ripe peaches? Look no further than this Gluten Free Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe. In this blog, we'll go over the key ingredients that make this peach cobbler so irresistible, and the step-by-step guide on how to prepare this mouthwatering treat. Plus, I'll share how to make this cobbler dairy-free and vegan.
- Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- Key Ingredients for the Perfect Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler
- Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler in a Dutch Oven
- Preparing Your Peaches: To Peel or Not to Peel?
- How to Easily Peel Peaches
- Substitution Options: Dairy-Free, Vegan
- Storing and Reheating Your Gluten-Free Cobbler
- Can You Use Other Fruits?
- What If You're Not Using a Dutch Oven?
- Looking for More Fruit Desserts?
- Gluten Free Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- Easy and Versatile - This peach cobbler recipe is very straightforward and requires minimal effort to prepare. It can also be easily customized with gluten-free flour and made vegan friendly.
- Seasonal ingredients - Peaches are in season during the summer which makes this cobbler the perfect summer dessert. The juicy flavors of fresh, ripe peaches is hard to beat!
- Classic flavors - This recipe still has the comforting flavors of traditional peach cobbler but it's made with ingredients everyone enjoy.
Don't have a dutch oven? No problem, I'll go over how you can bake this cobbler in alternative dishes.
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler
To make the perfect gluten-free peach cobbler, you'll need a few key ingredients. Start with a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute for regular flour in the cobbler cake-like topping. Use ripe and juicy fresh peaches for maximum flavor. Consider serving the cobbler with dairy-free ice cream for an extra special touch!
Ingredients You'll Need:
- Butter: I use this dairy free butter. It brings a delicious buttery flavor to the cobbler.
- Peaches: Use fresh and ripe peaches for the most flavor. I love to make this recipe in the summer when peaches are easily found at the grocery store.
- Flour: The flour I use for this recipe is King Arthur, Gluten Free Measure For Measure Flour. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour is another great option.
- Fresh Lemon Juice: Adding lemon juice enhances the natural sweetness of the peaches while imparting a bright and tangy flavor that beautifully complements the fruit.
- Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar: Every good cobbler recipe has a little bit of sweetness added to it. You can either use brown sugar or coconut sugar in this recipe.
- Ground Cinnamon: I love to add a touch of cinnamon. You could also experiment with adding ground nutmeg.
- Baking Powder: To give rise to the batter topping.
- Salt: Just a bit of salt to add depth of flavor.
- Almond Milk: Use unsweetened almond milk or oat milk for a dairy free alternative.
Choosing the Right Peaches for Your Cobbler
When making a gluten-free peach cobbler, it's crucial to select the right peaches. Opt for ripe peaches that are slightly soft and emit a sweet aroma. If fresh peaches aren't available, frozen or canned peaches can be used for added convenience.
Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler in a Dutch Oven
Step one: Put the butter directly in the dutch oven and place it in the oven to melt it. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step two: Mix together the diced peaches and fresh lemon juice.
Step three: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Then add the almond milk and whisk together the batter.
Step four: Once the oven is preheated and the butter is melted, take the dutch oven out. Pour the batter ON TOP of the butter. Don't stir.
Step five: Spoon the peaches ON TOP of the batter. DO NOT STIR. This may seem odd but trust me, the batter will rise up to the top in the baking process.
Step six: Bake for about 40-50 minutes. The cobbler is done when the edges are golden brown and a tester inserted in the cake-like topping comes out clean.
Preparing Your Peaches: To Peel or Not to Peel?
To peel or not to peel your peaches for the cobbler? It's a personal choice. Peeling them creates a smoother texture, while leaving the peels on adds extra texture.
How to Easily Peel Peaches
Follow these simple steps on how to boil, peel, and chop peaches perfect for cobbler.
- Select and wash the peaches: Choose peaches that are fully ripe. Rinse the peaches under cool running water to remove any dirt or residue.
- Prepare an ice bath: Fill a large bowl with ice-cold water.
- Boil the peaches: Submerge the peaches into a pot of boiling water for about 1 minute. The exact time may vary depending on the ripeness of the peaches.
- Transfer to the ice bath: Remove the peaches from the boiling water using a slotted spoon and immediately place them into the ice-cold water bath.
- Peel the peaches: Once the peaches have cooled down in the ice bath for a few minutes, you can use your fingers or a paring knife to peel off the skin. The skin should easily slide off the flesh.
- Cut the peaches: Once peeled, you can slice, dice, or use the peaches as desired in your recipe.
Substitution Options: Dairy-Free, Vegan
- Pair your peach cobbler with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.
- Serve warm peach cobbler with a dollop of whipped coconut cream for added richness.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top of your peach cobbler before serving for extra flavor.
- For a twist, serve your peach cobbler a sprinkle of chopped nuts.
Storing and Reheating Your Gluten-Free Cobbler
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you're ready to enjoy it again, either enjoy it cold or serve warm.
Reheat the cobbler by preheating your oven to 350°F. Transfer the cobbler to a baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake it for 15-20 minutes or until it's warmed through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual servings for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Serve warm.
Can You Use Other Fruits?
Yes, this recipe is versatile and can be adapted for a variety of fruits. Feel free to substitute peaches with apples, berries, or any other fruit you like. Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar based on the natural sweetness of the fruit. Follow the same baking instructions, adjusting the cooking time as needed.
What If You're Not Using a Dutch Oven?
If you don't have a dutch oven or don't want to use one, you can still make this recipe! You can use a 3-quart baking dish with high sides instead of the 4-quart Dutch oven.
This recipe is flexible. If you have a larger or smaller Dutch oven, you'll need to adjust the cooking time as needed. A larger dish will need less time and a smaller Dutch oven will need more time.
Looking for More Fruit Desserts?
- Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
- Gluten Free No Bake Triple Pie
- Lemon Raspberry Crumble Bars
- Gluten Free Blueberry Crisp
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Gluten Free Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
- 4-qt Dutch oven can use a larger or smaller size or 3-qt baking dish with high sides
- ½ cup dairy free butter I use Country Crock Plant Butter
- 4 cups chopped peaches about 6 whole peaches
- juice of half of a lemon
- 1 cup gluten free 1:1 flour I use King Arthur or Bob's Red Mill
- ⅓ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
- Put the butter directly in the dutch oven and place it in the oven to melt it. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix together the diced peaches and fresh lemon juice.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Then add the almond milk and whisk together the batter.
- Once the oven is preheated and the butter is melted, take the dutch oven out. Pour the batter ON TOP of the butter. Don't stir.
- Spoon the peaches ON TOP of the batter. DO NOT STIR. This may seem odd but trust me, the batter will rise up to the top in the baking process.
- Bake for about 40-50 minutes. The cobbler is done when the edges are golden brown and a tester inserted in the cake-like topping comes out clean.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Top peach cobbler with dairy free ice cream, whipped coconut cream, nuts or cinnamon.
- Easily peel fresh peaches by boiling them in water for 1 minute followed by an ice bath. Let the peaches cool and then remove the skin with your hands or knife.