Fresh, juicy peaches with a sweet, cakey topping. This vegan peach cobbler is perfect for summertime and made with just 4 healthy ingredients! Gluten free and naturally sweetened.
Today is a SUPER special day. It’s my dad’s birthday! My dad and I are pretty close to being the same person. Super hard working, ambitious, determined, and sometimes stubborn. I aspire to be like my dad in so many ways, and I couldn’t have been more blessed with such a loving, strong, supportive, FUN dad.
So, happy birthday daddy! This vegan peach cobbler is just for you. 🙂
When deciding what to make for my dad’s birthday dessert, I had a few options. He loves banana pudding (a more banana focused treat coming Thursday!), but he also LOVES fruity desserts like cobblers and pies. Since we’re in the prime of summer fruit season, I wanted to use some gorgeous peaches and smother them in with a sweet cobbler topping.
Important distinction – cobbler versus crumble. To me, a crumble is known for it’s chewy topping. Key word there is chewy! Also, the topping is more loose, and “crumbly,” which makes sense. A cobbler, on the other hand, has a more dense topping, that sticks to itself, resembling a cake more than anything.
After making this, I can honestly say that if I have to choose, I’m team cobbler.
First of all, we need peaches. I used about 5 peaches total to get 5 cups once they’re chopped up. Super easy, and right now the peaches are so ripe and juicy that they are totally sweet enough on their own. Put those in your pie pan, and you’re ready for the heavenly cobbler topping!
To make the cobbler portion, we need 3 simple ingredients – banana flour, date paste, and almond milk. You guys know I love banana flour, and I knew it would be the perfect texture here! Soft, slightly sweet on it’s own, and definitely cakey. Combined with the dates and almond milk it creates a thick, sticky dough, that you’ll spread gently over the peaches int he pan. It’s okay if some fruit is still peeking through!
The only drawback to using banana flour is that it is ugly. Ugh, I know. So ugly! The color is a little rough, but hey. When it comes to aesthetics versus health, I’m going to choose health EVERY time. Just close your eyes or something. That’ll make you enjoy and focus on the flavor even more! 🙂
The cobbler took about 30 minutes in my oven. The topping was still slightly soft to the touch, but it firms up more as it cools. Feel free to bake yours a bit longer if it doesn’t seem ready after a half hour.
Of course the peaches in this vegan peach cobbler totally steal the show, but that sweet, soft, cobbler topping is the BEST complement to the juicy fruit.
All plants, all vegan, all healthy, all gooooood. Nothing but the best for my dear old dad!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!