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You’re Going to Love This Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

You’re Going to Love This Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach cobbler is a fantastic summer dessert. Few things beat a helping of peach cobbler and some vanilla ice cream. If you're on a diet, you don't have to give up peach cobbler. With this peach cobbler recipe, you can enjoy a delicious dessert while still losing weight. Let's take a look.


1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup peach nectar
1/4 cup pineapple juice or peach juice (if desired, use juice reserved from canned peaches)
2 cans (16 oz. each) peaches, packed in juice, drained, (or 1 3/4 lb fresh) sliced
1 Tablespoon softened butter
1 cup dry pancake mix
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated skim milk
as needed nonstick cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon brown sugar


1. Combine cinnamon, vanilla, cornstarch, peach nectar, and pineapple or peach juice in saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles.

2. Add sliced peaches to mixture.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5–10 minutes.

4. In another saucepan, melt margarine and set aside.

5. Lightly spray 8-inch-square glass dish with cooking spray. Pour hot peach mixture into dish.

6. In another bowl, combine pancake mix, flour, sugar, and melted margarine. Stir in milk. Quickly spoon this over peach mixture.

7. Combine nutmeg and brown sugar. Sprinkle on top of batter.

8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Cool and cut into 8 pieces.

Yield: 8 servings Serving size: 1 piece

Each serving provides:

Calories: 271
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: less than 1 mg
Sodium: 263 mg
Total fiber: 2 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Potassium: 284 mg

How to Make Your Favorite Foods Healthy

If this peach cobbler gives you anything aside from a delicious dessert, hopefully it's the understanding that you don't need to give up your favorite foods to eat healthier. It's a long-standing myth that you need to cut out a lot of foods to lose weight. All you need to do is make some adjustments to make your favorite foods healthier.

Substituting out a couple of ingredients for ones that are lower in fat and calories is key. Whether its using skim milk instead of whole milk, lowfat cheese instead of regular cheese, or artificial sweetener instead of sugar, making simple changes can completely change the nutritional profile of a recipe. By lowering the fat and calorie content of a given recipe, you'll be able to enjoy it while still losing weight.

Of course, moderation is key. You still need to be watching your calories, and ideally maintaining a calorie deficit. A calorie deficit is when you burn more calories than you consume in a given day. By putting yourself in a calorie deficit, you're forcing your body to burn existing fat stores for energy. Finally, make sure you're not obsessing over your weight or handling it in an unhealthy way. Eating disorders can affect anyone of any age and gender. You need to remain aware of their warning signs, so you can get help if you start to notice them in yourself.

Once you've enjoyed this peach cobbler recipe and tried making some adjustments to your own favorite foods, we encourage you to check out some of the other healthy recipes we have! We have dozens of recipes for all kinds of cravings, from fruit salad to sweet potato pie. You're sure to find plenty that you like!

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