There has been an abundance of fresh peaches at the farmer’s market lately. Also the grocery store has organic peaches at prices lower than I have seen all year. (Peaches are on the dirty dozen list so I always try to buy organic.) Our family has been enjoying a bounty of recipes using fresh peaches lately. This fresh peach cobbler recipe is one of our favorites. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, it is just a little bit of heaven.
I originally saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine, but changed it to use more peaches, less sugar, and whole grain flour. Our family was pleased with the results. If you are looking for an easy peach cobbler recipe, check this one out.
Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 large peaches
- 1 cup agave nectar, divided (you can also use honey or maple syrup)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Put the stick of butter in an 8 inch square baking dish and stick in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. Remove it when it’s melted. Peel and dice the peaches. In a bowl, stir 1/3 cup agave nectar into the peaches. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 2/3 cup agave nectar. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Top with the diced peaches, arranging evenly. Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
This is yummy with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!
When I use whole wheat flour in recipes, I like to use a liquid sweetener like agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup. You can certainly use a dry natural sweetener like sucanat or rapidura, but you may need to add more milk. Recipes using whole wheat flour will absorb more liquid than white flour. You want the consistency of pancake batter.
Fully ripe peaches work best in this recipe. Allow the peaches to sit a day or two at room temperature if they are still hard after you buy them. You want the peaches to be soft for maximum sweetness before using in the fresh peach cobbler recipe.