June 15, 2015

don't tell anyone it's (reduced fat) peach cobbler.

Now, let's talk peaches. Mmmmmm, yessssss! Those fuzzy little orbs of heavenly fruit. Peaches are in season again and that can only mean one thing. We shall eat cobbler!

My mother-in-law taught me how to make peach cobbler when Eric and I were dating. Her recipe is something like this: "Take a vat of melted butter and mix it with a heap of white flour. Pour in a tub of white sugar and top with canned peaches. Bake, serve, and watch your muffin top grow like magic! Say hello to your new friend, diabetes!"

I thought maybe this year, I'd try to lighten up the cobbler's reputation a bit. Let me just say, I took this peach cobbler to my in-law's house a few weeks ago and Eric's mom proclaimed- best cobbler, ever! Here's my recipe:

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Ingredients:

4-5 ripe peaches
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup 1 tsp. baking powder
4 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup nonfat milk
     + 2 tsp white sugar
     1 tsp cinnamon

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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Wash, then slice about 4 medium-sized peaches.

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Combine your dry ingredients- white whole wheat flour, sugar and brown sugar, baking powder- in a large mixing bowl.

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Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in your microwave and pour into flour mixture.

Add applesauce and milk, then blend the ingredients together.

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Coat cast iron skillet or baking pan with cooking spray.

Pour the batter into your pan.

Press sliced peaches into the batter.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then sift over the top of your prepared cobbler.

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Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Serve with vanilla bean ice cream, of course!

You could make this cobbler with any fruit- pineapple, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, you name it. I just happen to love peaches best!

What is your favorite summer fruit?

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