Growing up, I watched my mother and grandmother cook and bake delicious dishes. If I was lucky, I got to help them make some of my favorite recipes. As I grew older, my favorite part of the baking process became what happened when the baking was done (and no…I don’t mean the dishes). My favorite part was the gathering of family and friends around a meal. The happiness that spread as we ate our favorite food and shared our time together.
Summertime was always the best time for baking. Fresh fruits made it so easy to get my favorite treats! Homemade apple dumplings, homemade apple sauce, cobbler, strawberry jam made from strawberries I had picked! The list goes on and on! It was the best.
I am now a wife and I love baking and cooking in my own home. My husband and I grew up in similar families. Everything was delicious and satisfying but not always the best for our health. Now, I aim to find recipes that we can enjoy but that also nourish our bodies. Finding great desserts that are not too terrible and full of sugar is VERY hard! My husband eats very little added sugar so it is a challenge to create a dish he will eat.
The recipe in this post is not at all the most healthy one I have ever made…but it is a pretty good bridge between the recipes I grew up with and the recipes we prefer now. After searching high and low for a somewhat healthy cobbler topping, I decided to embark on creating my own. Now, keep in mind that since it has oats and does not have flour or eggs, it is more of a peach crumble. But honestly, still SO good!
So here goes:
1 cup minute Oats
half a stick of Butter
Cinnamon to taste (I use a good amount…close to a tablespoon)
1 TBS Brown Sugar
1 TBS Corn Starch
2 1 TBS Sugar
Preheat the oven to 375. Melt butter. Mix the oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl. Pour in the butter. Mix together until ingredients are combined. Cut your peaches how you like. Put them in a separate bowl. Add the corn starch and sugar. Mix together until the peaches are covered.
Place your peaches in a pie dish. If you like, you can add a little more cinnamon on top of the peaches.
Then, spread the topping evenly over the peaches. Place in the oven.
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes
By the way, as I am writing this post, I am literally eating this cobbler out of my pie dish. It is so amazing!