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This Easy-To-Make Vegan Peach Cobbler Is The Perfect Simple Summer Dessert

Tracye McQuirter, MPH
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June 27, 2020
Tracye McQuirter, MPH
Public Health Nutritionist
By Tracye McQuirter, MPH
Public Health Nutritionist
Tracye McQuirter, MPH, is the author of By Any Greens Necessary and Ageless Vegan. She directed the nation’s first federally funded vegan nutrition program and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Essence, and Bon Appetit.
Vegan Peach Cobbler
Image by Kate Lewis / Contributor
June 27, 2020

This easy-to-make cobbler has ripe, juicy peaches on the bottom and a sweet biscuit crust on top. It's a wholesome and delicious dessert because the peaches are high in the antioxidant vitamin C, which can help improve overall skin texture and reduce wrinkling.

If you're looking to make the recipe gluten-free, coconut flour can be substituted for white whole wheat flour in the crust.

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Peach Cobbler

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup solid extra-virgin coconut oil, plus more for pan
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

For the filling:

  • 5 ripe peaches, peeled and pits removed, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil a 9-inch ovenproof skillet or 8-by-8-inch baking pan with coconut oil.
  2. For the crust: In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold in oil and milk.
  3. Using your hand, mix the ingredients until just incorporated (don't overmix it) and a thick dough is formed. The consistency will resemble cookie dough. Be careful not to overmix the dough or it will bake into a drier biscuit.
  4. For the filling: In a large bowl, gently combine peaches and maple syrup. In a separate bowl, whisk ⅓ cup water with the arrowroot. Combine the arrowroot mixture with the peaches.
  5. Spread the peaches in the skillet or baking pan. Using your fingers, pinch off spoon-size pieces of the dough and place them on top of the peach filling. Do not spread the dough; just place the pieces around to cover the top. The dough will expand slightly while baking.
  6. Place the skillet or pan in the oven, and bake until the crust is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let the cobbler cool for 10 to 15 minutes and serve warm.

Recipe excerpted from Ageless VeganThe Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life by Tracye McQuirter, MPH, with Mary McQuirter. Copyright © 2018. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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Tracye McQuirter, MPH
Tracye McQuirter, MPH
Public Health Nutritionist

Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times and her first book, By Any Greens Necessary, established her as one of the most influential vegans in the country. McQuirter directed the nation’s first federally funded vegan nutrition program and was a nutrition advisor for the Black Women’s Health Imperative.

As an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, McQuirter designed and taught a plant-based nutrition curriculum for the District of Columbia Public Schools System to help prevent and reverse childhood obesity in Washington, DC. She recently created the first-of-its-kind, free African American Vegan Starter Guide in partnership with Farm Sanctuary.

Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Essence, Bon Appetit, Ebony, VegNews, the Huffington Post, and more.

Photo credit: a little bit of whimsy photography