Healthy Peach Cobbler

The mixture of pecans with the hazelnut gives the peaches extra added flavor. It is an unusual combination of flavors your taste buds will love.

Ingredients:

8 inch round cast iron pan or oven sauté pan

4 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup organic Turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Dash of kosher salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp.. coconut flour

 roasted-peaches

Crumble Ingredients:
½ tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. butter
• 1 cup hazelnut meal flour finely ground (Bob’s Mill, grain free & gluten free)
• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
• ½ tsp. cinnamon
• 1/2 cup organic Turbinado sugar
• 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
• Vanilla ice cream to serve over the top

Instructions:

Preheat the over to 425°.

Prepare the peaches by roasting them in the sauté pan and combining the first 7 ingredients.  Roast peaches for 15 minutes in the oven. Meanwhile, prepare the crumble in a food processor by adding the next 8 ingredients and blend in processor for approximately 2 minutes until it is a coarse consistency. Lower temperature of oven to 35o°.  Add crumble to the peach mixture in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.

This can be prepared a day ahead and baked off while your guests are having dinner.

Health Benefits of Peaches:

Antioxidant Capacity: The peels and the pulp of peaches possess significant antioxidant proper ties. The presence of chlorogenic acid in peaches also contributes to their protective effects. Antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-crytoxanthin help in scavenging the oxygen-derived free radicals and protect the body against the harmful effects of various diseases.

Hypokalemia: Peaches contain potassium, which is vital for proper nerve signaling and cellular functioning of the body. The potassium content in peaches also helps in metabolic processes, utilizing carbohydrates, maintaining electrolyte balance, and the regulation of muscular tissues. A lack of potassium in the body can lead to hypokalemia which can affect muscular strength and can cause an irregular heartbeat. Read more…

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