Tired of the same old oatmeal? Then this Oatmeal Peach Cobbler Bake is just what the doctor ordered! For just 180 calories and under 5 grams of added sugar, you won’t regret adding this recipe to your weekly routine!
Are you team cobbler or crisp?
Truthfully, I’m team both (I have a major sweet tooth!)
But, for those wondering what the difference is between the two, let me help you out.
A cobbler is more cake-like in consistency.
A crisp is similar to a crumble, in which fruit is topped with a crunchy, toasted topping.
I wanted to show you how you could lighten up a traditional cobbler to have morning, noon and night, so this Oatmeal Peach Cobbler Bake was born.
How do you make a peach cobbler healthy?
Truthfully, you can do this multiple ways.
For this recipe, I’ve not only cut the sugar in more than half from a traditional recipe (just like these Gluten Free Brownies), but I’ve also lowered the total fat too.
But, I promise the flavor was not compromised!
First, by using a skim evaporated milk and wholesome peaches, I was able to naturally sweeten the cobbler without having to add loads of added sugar.
While I did include a few tablespoons of brown sugar for a typical American palate, I did make this without it too and it turned out just as super.
As you can see, my taste tester above had no qualms with this modification either!
If you prefer a different sugar source, you may consider swapping in date syrup or honey. Remember though, honey is still a source of added sugar.
Second, there was no need to use a pound of butter in here!
Since I combined the oats and flour together, a small portion of melted butter was used to create a delicious added layer of flavor that really shined through with the salt.
Can I make this peach cobbler with sweetened condensed milk instead?
You can, but let me be completely honest, you will increase the added sugar of this recipe exponentially.
The different between evaporated milk and condensed is that evaporated is pure milk with a majority of the water removed, leaving the natural milk sugars and proteins.
On the other hand, sweetened condensed milk is similar in the fact the water is removed, however it also has added sugar put pack in.
This is why when you read the nutrition facts panel the added sugar content is so high on sweetened condensed milk versus an evaporated milk.
Bottom line: if you want a very sweet and indulgent cobbler, go for the sweetened condensed milk. If you want a healthier option, opt for the evaporated!
Can I modify this to be vegan and gluten free?
Yes, you can and it’s actually really easy to do so for both dietary preferences.
To make this vegan, I recommend using either a vanilla soy milk in place of the evaporated milk and coconut oil in place of the butter.
To make this gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats, and substitute either a gluten free flour blend or almond flour for the whole wheat flour.
What should I serve my peach cobbler with?
My favorite is to top this with a dollop of whipped topping if I’m enjoying it for a dessert.
For breakfast, I serve it with 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt to keep me a bit fuller for longer with the added protein.
Be sure to pin in this recipe for later!
Oatmeal Peach Cobbler Bake
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp brown sugar optional
- 12 oz evaporated skim milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups sliced peaches
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine flour, oats,cinnamon, salt and sugar in one bowl.
- Slowly mix in the milk, butter, and vanilla until combined. Fold in the paeches.
- Liberally spray the inside of an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream, yogurt or desired topping.
- If using canned, make sure to purchase the variety that is canned in 100% fruit juice.
- If frozen, heat them for 20 seconds in the microwave before mixing into the cobbler.