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Easy Peach Cobbler (With Whole Wheat Flour Batter)

My Easy Peach Cobbler recipe is a simple, fast, and tasty summer dessert. Sweet, juicy peaches are baked with a deliciously tender, healthier whole wheat flour batter to make a tasty, wholesome dessert. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? Life doesn’t get any better than this.

peach cobbler

What is a Cobbler?

A cobbler is a baked dish that is popular in both the United States and United Kingdom. They are made with fruits or vegetables and topped with a cake batter, biscuit, or scone topping, so they can be sweet or savory.

While there are a gazillion different recipes and ways to make cobbler, I’ve found that sweet fruit cobblers are the most popular varieties. Typically speaking, firm fruits like peaches, cherries, apricots, nectarines, and apples make the best cobblers because they take longer to release their liquid in the oven, which gives the batter time to cook up before getting inundated with juice.

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crumble?

Though cobbler and crumble are sometimes used interchangeably, a crumble is a different dish. The difference lies in the topping – for cobblers, a soft biscuit or cake topping is the norm, whereas crumbles are typically topped with streusel or granola.

overhead shot of easy peach cobbler in the baking pan.

Why we love this Easy Peach Cobbler

With peach season in full bloom, I couldn’t resist grabbing several bags of them from the market. What do you do with an abundance of peaches? Well, make cobbler of course! This delicious recipe is:

  • Wholesome & Healthy. As with most of my baking recipes, I opted to make this cobbler with whole wheat flour for an added boost of nutrition. Fruit and whole grains? I wouldn’t judge you one bit for eating this dessert for breakfast.
  • Quick & Easy. You’ll have it prepped and ready for the oven in just 15 minutes. It’s easy enough for even a novice baker to tackle! Best of all, the peaches do not have to be cooked separately, so you save on time and dishes.
  • Super Versatile. Feel free to swap in any stone fruit or apples for the peaches. It’s also easy to make this cobbler vegan and/or gluten-free. Read on below for more variations!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Peaches – Fresh, frozen, or canned peaches can be used here, though fresh or frozen are preferred. Just make sure they are ripe and sweet, and adjust the amount of sugar you use as needed. You can also swap in nectarines or any pitted stone fruit you prefer.
  • Sugar – I used regular cane sugar, but brown sugar or granulated sugar can also be used.
  • Butter – Either salted or unsalted will work. You can also use vegan butter if you prefer.
  • Whole Wheat Flour (atta) – Whole wheat is more nutritious than all-purpose flour, which is why I like to use it. It also has a nice nutty flavor. Feel free to swap in all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose flour instead.
  • Baking Powder – Baking powder begins to react as soon as it touches liquid, so make sure you preheat your oven before starting to make the batter.
  • Salt  Skip it if you’re using salted butter.
  • Vanilla Extract – Vanilla powder, paste, or essence can also be used. Try swapping in almond extract for a fun twist.
  • Cinnamon Powder and Nutmeg Powder  These warming spices give the cobbler a cozy feel. You can feel free to play around with different spices too; ginger, cardamom, clove, or pumpkin pie spice would all be lovely.
  • Milk – You can use plant-based milk if you prefer a vegan dessert.
peach cobbler being scooped with a wooden spoon.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Peach Cobbler

Prepare peaches

1. Gently rinse peaches under cool running water using a colander. Drain all water, then peel 500 grams peach or 6 to 7 medium to large-sized peaches.

Ripe peaches will be easier to peel. You can also make a small “x” cut on the bottom of the peaches, drop them into boiling water for about 30 seconds, then drain and peel them.

peeled peaches on a cutting board.

2. Cut them in half and remove the stones. Chop all peaches into 1 to 1.5-inch chunks. Do not chop them finely – we want a bit of texture here.

chopped peaches on a cutting board.

3. Place 2 cups of chopped peaches in a bowl. Add ¼ – ½ cup sugar depending on how sweet your peaches are.

peaches and sugar added to mixing bowl.

4. Mix very well and keep aside. The sugar will dissolve in the juices from the chopped peaches. Meanwhile, also preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 190 degrees C or 370 degrees F. Use both the top and bottom heating elements for preheating as well as for baking.

peaches macerating in sugar.

Make batter

5. Place (roughly 50 to 60 grams) unsalted butter in a small bowl or a small pan. Let it melt on a stovetop on a low flame. You can also melt the butter in the pan that you will use to bake if you use the oven to melt it. You will need about 7 tablespoons of melted butter. Keep melted butter aside. You can also use salted butter or vegan butter.

melting butter in a pan.

6. In a bowl, take 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 pinch of salt. Please use good quality aluminum-free baking powder for the best flavor.

flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

7. Mix very well with a spoon or whisk. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder and 2 pinches of nutmeg powder. Skip salt if using salted butter.

vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg added.

8. Next, add ½ cup sugar (8 tablespoons sugar). You can use less sugar if you prefer. At times I have made a cobbler with 6 tablespoons of sugar and the taste is mildly sweet but not sweet enough for my taste, but to each her own.

sugar added.

9. Again mix very well with a spoon or whisk.

dry ingredients for cobbler batter after whisking.

10. Pour in 1 cup milk to the flour mixture, or add as required. For a vegan cobbler, use any dairy-free milk you prefer.

milk added to bowl with flour.

11. Mix well but gently using a whisk. You do not want gluten strands to form in the batter. You can even mix by using the cut and fold technique. Tiny lumps are alright. The consistency of the batter is medium flowing like that of a pancake batter. The amount of milk will depend on the texture and quality of the flour. So if the batter looks too thick, then add a few tablespoons more of milk. You can also use all-purpose flour, but add less milk.

whisking cobbler batter until it is thin and runny like pancake batter.

Assemble Peach Cobbler

12. Pour the melted butter into a ceramic or stoneware 9×9 inch square baking dish. NOTE: This step of adding melted butter to the pan can also be done once you have melted butter and before making the batter.

butter in a baking dish.

13. Gently pour the batter on top of the melted butter layer.

cobbler batter being poured over the butter.

14. Do not stir or mix. Do not even shake or tilt the pan.

you can see the butter around the edges of the pan, but don't mix it.

15. Using a spoon, top the chopped peaches on the batter. Do not press. Just gently place the peaches on the batter all over and evenly. Pour the leftover peach juice from the bowl on top of the peaches all over.

spooning the macerated peaches over the batter as evenly as possible.

16. Cover the entire surface of the pan with peaches and sugar mixture. Resist the urge to smooth, press, or move the peaches in the cake batter. Let them float on top. When baking, the cake batter will magically rise to the top.

the peaches have been laid all over the batter.

Bake Peach Cobbler

17. Now place the pan in a preheated oven. Bake at 190 degrees C or 370 degrees F for 40 to 60 minutes. Oven time varies and the only way you will know that the Peach Cobbler is baked well is by checking the crust – it should look crisp and golden. Do not open the oven too often. Bake without interruption for the first 30 minutes and then later you can check by opening the oven door.

baking the peach cobbler in the oven.

18. Once the top crust looks golden and crisp, remove from the oven. I usually bake for a few more minutes to get a nice crispy crust at the sides. Let the cobbler cool enough to handle or cool to room temperature.

baked peach cobbler is golden on top with slightly darker edges.

19. Peach Cobbler can be served warm or at room temperature. You can serve it plain or accompany it with vanilla ice cream. Leftover cobbler needs to be refrigerated. To serve later, warm slices of cobbler in the oven for a few minutes until they reach your desired temperature.

homemade peach cobbler in a bowl with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Expert Tips

  1. Peaches: Avoid using peaches which are too sour. Canned peaches can be used instead of fresh peaches.
  2. Sweetness: Adjust the level of sugar in the peaches according to the taste. 
  3. Flour: You can use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour. Add less milk when using all purpose flour. 
  4. Butter: Salted butter can be added. If using salted butter, skip adding salt to the flour. 
  5. Baking powder: Use fresh baking powder for the batter to rise while baking. Preferably use aluminium free baking powder. 
  6. Spice: Nutmeg powder can be skipped.
  7. Thickness of batter: If the batter looks too thick, add a few tablespoons more of milk.
  8. Vegan cobbler: For a vegan peach cobbler, use vegan butter and nut milk – almond, cashew or coconut (use thin coconut milk). 
  9. Baking time: Baking time varies with the types and size of oven, so keep a check. 

FAQs

Do I have to peel my peaches to make cobbler?

It’s really a matter of personal preference. I prefer peeling them because I don’t like their consistency when cooked, but you can also leave the skins on. If you do, the cobbler will turn a lovely shade of peachy-pink.

Why is my cobbler runny?

Oops! sounds like you cut into it when it was too hot! Let it cool until it is only warm, not hot; that should give the juices time to congeal.

Can I make Peach Cobbler in advance?

Sure! It’ll last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

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Peach Cobbler | Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

A Peach Cobbler recipe that is easy, homemade and delicious. This is a juicy & moist Peach Cobbler that includes a cake batter made with whole wheat flour. Fresh peaches are added in the cobbler though canned peaches can be subbed.

4.84 from 6 votes

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

for peach layer

for butter layer

for batter layer

preparing peaches

  • Rinse and peel 500 grams peach or 6 to 7 medium to large peaches.

  • Cut them into half and remove the stones. Chop all of them into 1 to 1.5 inches chunks.

  • Take the chopped peaches and sugar in a mixing bowl. For sweet-tasting peaches, add ¼ cup sugar

  • For less to moderately tart and sweet-tasting peaches, add ⅓ to ½ cup sugar

  • Mix very well and keep aside. Preheat oven at 190 degrees celsius or 370 degrees fahrenheit for 15 minutes prior to baking.

melting butter & making batter for peach cobbler

  • Take unsalted butter (roughly 60 grams) in a small bowl or a small pan. Let it melt on a stovetop on a low flame. You can even melt butter in the oven in the pan that you will use to bake (use a 9×9 inch square baking pan).

  • In a bowl, take 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 pinch salt. Skip salt if using salted butter.

  • Mix very well with a spoon or whisk.

  • Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder, 2 pinches of nutmeg powder and ½ cup sugar. You can use less sugar too. At times I have made a cobbler with 6 tablespoons sugar and the taste is mildly sweet but not sweet enough.

  • Again mix very well with a spoon or whisk.

  • Pour 1 cup milk or add as required.

  • With a whisk mix well. Mix with light pressure. You do not want gluten strands to form in the batter. You can even mix by using the cut and fold technique. Tiny lumps are alright in the batter. The consistency is medium flowing like that of a pancake batter.

layering for peach cobbler

  • Pour the melted butter in a ceramic or stoneware 9×9 inch square baking dish.

  • Pour the batter on top of the melted butter layer. Do not stir or mix. Do not even shake or tilt the pan.

  • Using a large spoon, top the chopped peaches on the batter. Just gently place the peaches on the batter all over and evenly. Pour the leftover peach juice from the bowl on top of the peaches all over.

  • Cover the entire surface of the pan with peaches and sugar mixture. Do not stir or shake the pan or press the peaches in the flour batter.

baking peach cobbler

  • Now place the pan in a preheated oven. Bake at 190 degrees C or 370 degrees F for 40 to 60 minutes till the top is crisp and golden. Oven time varies, so do keep a check.

  • Once the top crust looks golden and crisp, remove from the oven.

  • Let the Peach Cobbler become warm or cool at room temperature. Serve Peach Cobber plain or with vanilla ice cream. Leftover peach cobbler can be refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

Peach Cobbler | Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Cholesterol 16mg5%

Sodium 20mg1%

Potassium 314mg9%

Carbohydrates 38g13%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 26g29%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 409IU8%

Vitamin C 4mg5%

Calcium 88mg9%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Peach Cobbler recipe from the archives was first published in July 2020. It has been updated and republished in February 2024.

Source: Dassana’s Veg Recipes
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