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A Sugar Free Peach Cobbler With Drop Sourdough Biscuits

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A delicious sugar free peach cobbler topped with soft, flaky, sourdough biscuits. Oh my word, this is the perfect summer dessert. With peaches currently in season, this peach cobbler recipe is fantastic for using up any extra peaches you may have. Plus it’s sugar free so it won’t spike your blood sugar like a regular sugar filled cobbler will. Let’s go!

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During the summer, cobblers are some of my favorite desserts to make, and with peaches in season right now, this sugar free peach cobbler is the way to go.

Cobblers are simple and easy to make, and they feel like a nice little indulgence when you eat them. Serve this sugar free peach cobbler for breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee, or make it for a summer evening barbecue with friends. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Sometimes cobblers can be too syrupy and sweet. Often commercial brands are filled with corn syrup and other unhealthy ingredients, which is why I like making my own peach cobbler, and making it sugar free isn’t hard at all.

Recipe Tips

I decided to make this peach cobbler recipe sugar free using monk fruit, a plant based non-nutritive sweetener. It is not a chemical sweetener, like Splenda or Equal, but rather natural coming from a plant source.

That said, if you’d like to use regular sugar, feel free to do so. The measurements will be the same as for the non-nutritive sweetener.

If you do however decide to use regular cane sugar, I would strongly recommend you use organic. The sugar cane crop is one of the most highly pesticide sprayed crops out there. Using organic sugar, although not particularly healthy, at least you will minimize your toxic exposure.

Notes About The Recipe

  • If you prefer nectarines instead of peaches, feel free to use those instead. Nectarines work just as well, and you can use the same number of nectarines as peaches.
  • If you do not like peaches OR nectarines, berries will work beautifully in this recipe too. Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries are fantastic. You will need enough to fully cover the bottom of your baking dish, and 1-2″ high. I’d say approximately 3-4 cups.
  • You can also combine fruits. Peaches and berries go very well together, so get creative and eat all the fruit!
  • If you don’t have sourdough starter, or you prefer not to use a starter, that is fine too. Just add about 1/4C more flour to this recipe. I’ve noted more in detail below.

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Doug, my guy with Parkinson’s, has a sweet tooth so I am always looking for ways to make treats still sweet but made more naturally, and without the added chemicals or blood sugar spike.

For this sugar free peach cobbler I use monk fruit instead of white sugar. Monk fruit is a small round fruit native to southern China. The sweetest part of the fruit comes from a compound called mogrosides.

To make monk fruit sweetener, the fruit is crushed and its juice is extracted. From the juice comes the mogrosides, which is the sweetest part of the fruit and over 100 times sweeter than table sugar.(1)

There is some evidence showing mogrosides contain antioxidants, which help to protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Damage to our cells causes inflammation and can lead to other health problems like cancer. So in essence monk fruit has anti-inflammatory properties.(2)

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Sugar Free Peach Cobbler Ingredients

  • 5 ripe peaches – you can also use nectarines if you do not have peaches
  • 1 1/4C + 1Tb – organic all-purpose flour – I use organic to reduce the amount of pesticide exposure
  • 1/2C + 3Tb – organic monk fruit – you can use regular white sugar if you prefer. I would just strongly recommend organic white sugar.
  • 2Tb – baking powder – aluminum free preferred
  • 1/2tsp – sea salt
  • 5Tb – nondairy butter (chilled) – my favorite brands for baking are Earth Balance and Miyoko’s Creamery
  • 1/2C – nondairy milk – I prefer organic soy milk for baking. It has a richer creamier taste and texture.
  • 1/2C – sourdough starter – If you do not have any starter, add 1/4C more all-purpose flour.

optional ingredients you might want to consider

  • Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc. in place of peaches
  • Dried fruit – you can add some dried fruit to your biscuit dough, like raisins, figs, mango, or cranberries.

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Sugar Free Peach Cobbler Preparation

Wash and dry completely your peaches.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit . No need to butter your baking dish.

Sugar Free Peach Cobbler Directions

Sprinkle 1/2C of monk fruit, and 1Tb of flour over the peaches. Gently stir to combine, and then set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1-1/4C flour, 3Tb monk fruit, baking powder, and salt.

Cut in the nondairy butter, and mix with the pastry cutter, until the butter and flour mixture are crumbled to approx. pea-size pieces.

Add the starter, and nondairy milk. Using your spatula, mix until just combined. Do not over mix or you will have tough, dry biscuits.

NOTE: If you do not want to use sourdough starter, leave it out at this time, but then add 1/4C more all-purpose flour when combining the dry ingredients.

Next, pour the peach mixture into your baking dish.

Using a spoon, dollop the biscuit dough on top of the peaches. Spread the dough gently, if you desire, or keep the dough shaped into large biscuits for eating.

Place in the oven to cook for approx. 30-40min., or until the peaches are bubbling, and the biscuits are a medium golden color.

Take out of the oven, and let cool on a cooling rack for approx. 15-20min before eating. Enjoy!

How To Store

This cobbler is best stored in the fridge. Once your baking dish is completely cool, cover tightly, and place in the refrigerator.

Cobbler will stay fresh for approximately 2-3 days.

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A Sugar Free Peach Cobbler With Drop Sourdough Biscuits

A delicious sugar free peach cobbler topped with soft, flaky, sourdough biscuits. You won't ever want to go back to sugar-filled again!
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Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour

Ingredients

  • 5 ripe peaches You can also use nectarines if you wish.
  • 1 1/4 cup organic all-purpose flour I like to use organic flour.
  • 1 tbsp organic all-purpose flour To mix with the peaches.
  • 1/2 cup organic monkfruit Or organic white sugar if you prefer.
  • 3 tbsp organic monkfruit Again, you can use white sugar if you prefer.
  • 2 tbsp baking powder aluminum free
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 5 tbsp nondairy butter (chilled) I like Earth Balance or Miyokos brand.
  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk I prefer organic soymilk for baking. It has a richer creamier taste and texture.
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter (optional) If you do not have any starter, add 1/4C more all-purpose flour.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash and dry peaches. Slice the peaches into thin slices, or small bite size pieces, and place in a large glass mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/2C of monkfruit, and 1Tb of flour over the peaches. Gently stir to combine, and then set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4C flour, 3Tb monkfruit, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in the nondairy butter, and mix with the pastry cutter, until the butter and flour mixture are crumbled to approx. pea-size pieces.
  • Add the starter, and nondairy milk. Using your spatula, mix until just combined. Do not over mix or you will have tough, dry biscuits.
    NOTE: If you do not want to use sourdough starter, leave it out at this time, but then add 1/4C more all-purpose flour when combining the dry ingredients.
  • Next, pour the peach mixture into your baking dish.
  • Using a spoon, dollop the biscuit dough on top of the peaches. Spread the dough gently, if you desire, or keep the dough shaped into large biscuits for eating.
  • Place in the oven to cook for approx. 30-40min., or until the peaches are bubbling, and the biscuits are a medium golden color.
  • Take out of the oven, and let cool on a cooling rack for approx. 15-20min before eating. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Just as an fyi, the baking dish does not have to be greased before using. This cobbler is easy to serve without it.
  • Everyones sourdough starter is different so you may need to play a bit with the flour to milk ratio. If your dough is too soft and runny, add more flour 1Tb at a time. If your dough is too dry, add more milk 1Tb at a time. Go slow because it’s easy to get the opposite of what you are going for.
  • If you want to spread the dough over the peaches, make smaller dollops and then gently spread the dough out with the back of a spoon. I found this to be the easiest way.
  • If you are in a hurry and do not want to cut in your butter, this recipe will work just fine if you melt the butter instead.
  • This recipe is not super sweet so it makes for a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. ENJOY!
Servings: 8 servings

References:

  1. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-you-should-use-monk-fruit-sweetener/
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/monk-fruit-benefits

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