Now that fall is upon us, I’m craving warm desserts at night. Apple crisp and peach cobbler are my two favorites, but eating these a few times a week can add extra calories, carbohydrates and (tons) sugar. What happens when you add all three into your regular diet? Extra weight. Packing on a few pounds can be hard enough to shed off, but it’s especially difficult during the holiday season.
When making my own recipe creations, I use coconut oil as a substitute for butter or other oils. Liza Muravyeva, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer, agrees this is a healthier alternative. “I always recommend unrefined virgin coconut oil for my clients. I tell them to use it instead of any other oil for cooking. Not only does it taste delicious, but it has so many great properties in it. Coconut oil can actually help people lose body fat, because your body uses the oil as an energy source.”
I couldn’t agree more! I’m a firm believer of incorporating coconut oil into my dishes. Remember, when using coconut oil, you’ll want to replace the fat serving, not take it in addition to.
I created a way that I can enjoy peach cobbler and not feel the guilt, or the added calories. I decided to use gluten-free oats to make this recipe friendly for those who can’t or don’t like to consumer products with gluten. Coconut oil is also naturally gluten-free, so it’s the perfect choice for the dish. Let’s take a look at how to make this healthy peach cobbler:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Calories: 249 Total Fat: 15.7g Carbs: 26.4g Sugar: 8.2g
¼ cup gluten-free oats
1 tablespoon Walden Farms maple syrup
1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut peach into small pieces and add into a ceramic baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine all other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Place oat mixture over the peach pieces.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
This peach cobbler is so quick to make and absolutely delicious! I love the way the coconut oil and cinnamon melt into the oats and form the perfect topping. To spice things up, you can add a tablespoon of fat-free cool whip (not included in calorie count). Make sure to check out my healthy apple crisp for another twist on a classic favorite.