Recipe By MakeItHealthy
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 4 servings Calories 445.9

This healthier version lets you enjoy sweetness from the peaches, not added sugar.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted, and sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine peaches, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Meanwhile, combine flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
  5. 5 Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of flour mixture over them.
  6. 6 Mix together 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 445.9
  • Carbohydrate 71 g
  • Cholesterol 45.8 mg
  • Fat 17.7 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 11 g
  • Sodium 431 mg
  • Sugar 51 g

Chef's Notes

This recipe is a healthier version of Southern Peach Cobbler.


  1. I thought this was sort of on the bland side. I typically like these lightened up versions of classic dishes too. The topping just sort of tasted like a cake without any richness. The fresh peaches I thought would be great, but it seemed like they just were not seasoned or sweetened enough. I have - Read more ...
  2. Loved this! Used even less sugar than the recipe called for, left out the white sugar, and none for the top. That's what probably is making everyone's topping burn. Mine was fine at 30 mins. Cut the flour to half in the topping and added oats, I like a more substantial topping.
  3. Super yummy. I did add oatmeal to the cobbler mixture. Definite keeper.
  4. We have wonderful peaches here in Oregon and I planned on making my usual cobbler when I had a surplus. I'm thrilled that I tried this recipe instead which makes a superb cobbler. We all liked the balance between the topping and fruit and that it was not cloyingly sweet. I made the recipe as - Read more ...
  5. I used Splenda brown sugar blend instead of regular brown sugar but used the same amount. Turned out fabulous! I had to give out thirds!
  6. super easy, whipped this up while the hubby was bbq-ing some chicken. substituted splenda for sugar, and didn't notice any sweetener-taste. the dough was nice and crumbly, and the peaches weren't overly sweet. i'd definitely make this again, and i'd likely add raspberries or something else to give it a little twist!
  7. This is SO much better than regular peach cobbler. It doesn't give me that sick feeling from consuming too much sugar. I used honey in place of brown sugar and brown rice flour in place of the cornstarch in the peach mixture. I used half whole wheat and half brown rice flour, 4 TBL vegan - Read more ...
  8. Mine cooked in 20 minutes - so watch it carefully - love this recipe - not too sweet like many cobblers I used 1/4 t of nutmeg I was out of lemon juice - I used a bit of orange juice instead - loved it. I also cut back on the butter a bit using - Read more ...
  9. I really liked this--just be sure to watch it or it could burn if it bakes too long. It took about 20-25 minutes for our topping to get brown enough 30 minutes would have been too much. The main thing I liked is that you don't feel like you're eating pure sugar. The peaches shine - Read more ...
  10. I didn't have whole wheat flour but I did like that it is lower in sugar. Best peach cobbler I've ever made!