I look forward to making gluten-free, allergen-free peach cobbler every summer. I prefer fresh peaches from the farmer’s market, but frozen peaches work just as well in peach cobbler and are a great time-saver.
Another staple I add to my baked goods is brown rice protein powder and calcium powder with vitamin D.
This recipe is based on a recipe by Amy Hugon that first appeared in the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation’s cookbook published in 2009 entitled BAKER’S DOZEN; KFA’S FAVORITE SWEETS AND TREATS. You can see by the picture that it is a little worn from many baking sessions and also has my notes of my changes to the recipe.
GLUTEN-FREE PEACH COBBLER
top 8 free: egg free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, peanut free, fish free and sesame free
©2012 by Heidi Bayer All Rights Reserved
recipe based on: AMY’S FRESH FRUIT COBBLER by Amy Hugon
For the Fruit:
(2) 10oz bags of frozen peaches or similar amount of fresh peeled and sliced peaches
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/8 – 1/4 C. sugar (for tossing the peaches)
For the Batter:
1/3 Cup sorghum flour
1/3 Cup brown rice or maseca flour
1/3 Cup tapioca flour
2 Tbsp brown rice powder
2 tsp calcium powder
1/2 Cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 Tbsp Vanilla
4 Tbsp melted shortening (earth balance, or similar)
1/2 Cup rice milk, Apple Juice or similar liquid
For the crumble:
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch (sub potato or tapioca)
1 Cup very hot water
Turn on your oven to 375 degrees.
Defrost fruit if frozen. Place fruit in a 2 1/2 quart dish or pan (if you’re using a pan, make sure to grease it). Squeeze lemon juice over, then sprinkle 1/8 – 1/4 Cup sugar over and toss.
To make the batter, melt the shortening and let cool a bit. Cream the shortening, sugar and milk substitute on low until well mixed. Add the flours, baking powder and xanthan gum and continue to mix on low until the batter begins to thicken to a taffy like consistency. Spread the mixture over the fruit with your hands and a spatula. The batter will be thick and it should cover the peaches well.
For the crumble, combine 1/2 cup of light brown sugar with a scant tablespoon of cornstarch and mix with your hands crushing any of the larger bits of brown sugar.
Add the crumble evenly to the top of the batter. This will seem like a lot of crumble for the batter, but add away – you will see how wonderful this comes out in the end.
The last step is to add the very hot water. Not tepid, not room temperature – but hot. Pour it delicately over the crumble and batter, until it comes up to about 3/4 high on the side of in the pan. Do NOT skip this step.
Your peach cobbler is now ready to be placed in the warm oven and will look like this:
Place in the 375 degree oven for 45 minutes turning it halfway.
Let cool before eating. If you make this for breakfast, I guarantee you that you will have no leftovers by the end of the day. Enjoy and thanks again to Kids With Food Allergies Foundation for giving me permission to share my version of Amy Hugon’s fantastically brilliant recipe.
*Notes: You may sub regular wheat flour for the gluten-free flour mixes 1:1. If you can’t have any milk sub, you can sub water or 7up or soda. If you want to reduce the amount of sugar, you can omit the sugar in the fruit step, and also reduce by the sugar in the batter to 1/4 cup. Any oil can be subbed including olive oil, or grapeseed.