A rustic Southern inspired low carb peach cobbler that is free of added sugar, gluten, and can also be dairy free! Enjoy peaches on your low carb diet with this easy low carb peach cobbler.
Enjoying Peaches and A Low Carb Lifestyle
As a home grown Georgia girl, I have a strong love of peach everything. If you didn’t know, Georgia is the peach state. We grow the juiciest, sweetest, and plumpest peaches!
Every summer, peach trucks pop up all over the state, and sometimes around the country. I live in Kentucky these days and one week every summer a Georgia peach truck shows up with crates upon crates of fresh peaches.
When I first delved into a low carb lifestyle, I all but gave up fruit. I (wrongly) thought that fruit was bad and it would give me more problems than it was worth.
I was so sorely mistaken. As I’ve navigated this low carb lifestyle, learning to embrace fruit and vegetables has become a priority. God given foods like fruits and vegetables should not be feared. Yes, they may contain higher carbs and natural sugar but they are also bountiful in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and much more.
Over the years, I’ve learned to incorporate foods like peaches, cherries, root vegetables, bananas, etc. and incorporate them into my diet in a healthy way. My days of baking like Paula Deen may be over but my days of enjoying a (low carb) peach cobbler are not! This low carb peach cobbler is still gluten free, has zero added sugar, and could even be dairy free with one simple ingredient swap. I would encourage you to step out of any box you’ve put yourself in and approach whole clean foods with an open mind! You can start with this super easy and delicious low carb peach cobbler!
You’re Going To Love This Low Carb Peach Cobbler
Let me tell you why:
- Sticky sweet peach syrup under a blanket of buttery low carb short cake
- Simple instructions that any level home baker can follow
- Whole, clean, and fresh ingredients
- Kid friendly
- Budget minded ingredients
- Can be made dairy free and paleo
How To Bake This Sugar Free Peach Cobbler At Home
I love this low carb peach cobbler because it is really uncomplicated. You can just about do everything in a cast iron skillet. Don’t worry about making this cobbler look perfect. Instead, embrace the country and down home appeal of this delightful low carb dessert!
To make this recipe you will need:
- Medium size mixing bowl
- Cast iron skillet
- Measuring spoons
- Cutting board
You’ll want to start by cutting your peaches off the pit and slicing them evenly so they cook at the same rate. Next, prepare your crust by combing those ingredients in your mixing bowl. Use a fork to work the dough together. Then, you’ll cook your peaches down in your skillet with some butter and monkfruit.
To finish, pinch of balls of dough and pat them out into discs. Place them on top of the peaches then the skillet goes into the oven to bake. Remember, this is a fuss free recipe so don’t worry about making it look perfect! After you let it cool for a few minutes, top it off with some low carb vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Do you really need to use xanthan gum? Can you use frozen peaches? Here are a list of available substitutions available in this sugar free peach cobbler:
- Xanthan Gum– this ingredient acts as a thickener with the peaches, butter, and brown sugar substitute. A traditional cobbler would thicken naturally with added sugar or cornstarch. If you omit the xanthan gum, your peaches will be in more of a runny sweet butter than a sticky sweet syrup.
- Peaches– fresh peaches are best in this recipe. However, frozen peaches can be used if they are first thawed.
- Canned or jarred peaches are not suggested as they are typically packed in syrup or sugar water.
How to serve Keto Peach Cobbler?
Once ready to dig in, you can serve the cobbler warm. Carefully place the skillet on the table and let everyone take a piece of their liking for a family-style effect. Enjoy it plain or with your favorite ice cream.
If you have extra time, you can top it with this easy sugar-free caramel sauce (https://ketoinpearls.com/sugar-free-caramel-sauce/) and cool whip (https://ketoinpearls.com/sugar-free-keto-cool-whip/ ). The contrasting temperatures of warm, gooey peaches and cold whipped cream PLUS the sticky caramel makes this a guilt-free decadent dessert!
Peaches are relatively low in carbs and high in fiber so it is perfect for maintaining a Keto diet. It’s also one of my favorite fruits to work with since we grow the most amazing peaches here in the South! Incorporating fruits into a Keto diet can be tricky but once you learn how each type can complement different meals, especially on a nutritional aspect, it becomes less intimidating.
What kind of peaches are best for baking?
I always prefer fresh peaches when baking since I can be sure that there is no added sugar or preservatives. Frozen can also be used if it’s the only kind available. When using any type of frozen ingredient make sure to thaw it properly, either overnight in the fridge or under running water. Squeeze out the excess water so your cobbler doesn’t become runny!
How to store and can you freeze?
Personally, I love eating cobbler when freshly baked while it’s still warm. This cobbler recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you opt to freeze the leftovers, I would recommend to wait until it has cooled down completely – to serve, simply reheat and don’t panic if it comes out a bit warped since that gives it a much more rustic appeal.
Tips and Trick to Make the Best Keto Peach Cobbler
- Ideally, you want to use fresh peaches in this recipe. If you’re using frozen, be sure to thaw them first so your syrup doesn’t become watery.
- Since this recipe is intended to be rustic, I did not peel my peaches. I liked the way the peel looked when cooked. However, if you don’t like the skin, by all means, peel away.
Enjoy Fruit In These Other Low Carb Recipes
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Easy Low Carb Peach Cobbler
For the Peaches
- 1 pound fresh sliced peaches
- 3/4 cup brown sugar substitute
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
For the Crust
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 4 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup monkfruit or 1/2 cup powdered monkfruit
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add sliced peaches and brown sugar subsitute and stir to coat. Let the peaches cook while stirring continuously until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle xanthan gum over the peaches and stir until dissolved. Set aside
- In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the crust. Use a fork to work everything together until a dough forms.
- Seperate the dough into 4 or 6 equal balls. Use your hands to pat them into thin disks. Lay the dough discs on top of the peaches in the skillet, overlapping if necessary. Do not worry about completely covering the peaches with the dough.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Wednesday 18th of January 2023
I freeze lots of peaches every year (I'm in South Carolina) and it seems I never use them all because they're so great when fresh, so I tried this. My husband loves peaches and cobblers, but we both agree the sweeteners (both brown and regular) could be cut in half or even less and be plenty sweet. I actually had to thaw some more peaches to add to the bottom of the finished dish before I put it into the fridge. Ripe peaches are sweet on their own and cutting back sweetener lets the peach flavor shine. Thanks! I am going to try this again soon.
Wednesday 18th of January 2023
Thanks for the tip Regina! Glad you liked the recipe, peaches are SO good.
Wednesday 14th of July 2021
This was delicious! 5 stars. One of the best lo-carb sweets I've made. Thank you for the recipe.
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Saturday 17th of October 2020
I made this today. OMG!! It's delicious!!! I didn't have peaches, so I used apples. I also used a little less brown and granulated sugar and it was still super sweet. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks so much for the recipe!!!
Monday 7th of September 2020
I made this cobbler, it was very good. I do not have a cast iron pan & used an 8 X 11 glass pan. I used 3 very large peeled peaches. The next time I might try it with powdered monkfruit or grind the white monkfruit in a coffee grinder so it is less griddy., then maybe add a little cinnamon. After the 25 minutes, checked it because of the pan I used, so I baked for about 33 minutes in a gas oven, with the top totally covered by the crust.