How to Make Peach Cobbler
Whether you call it a crisp, crumble, brown betty, buckle, grunt, slump, pandowdy or cobbler, deep-dish fruit desserts can be enjoyed by everyone -- even family members who are watching their weight or cholesterol. This recipe for how to make peach cobbler is a heart-healthy alternative to the cobblers grandma used to make, but it stays true to the freshness and taste you expect from a homemade fruit dessert. Made with "good" fat in the form of canola oil, skim-milk and less than a cup of sugar, this dessert will please the whole family, and no one will know it's actually good for them.

This cobbler is also a snap to pull together thanks to Bisquick mix -- so much less hassle than making batter from scratch -- and the use of canned peaches instead of fresh (no peeling, pitting and chopping). You can whip it together in about 10 minutes and let it bake while you eat dinner, which means you can serve this treat even on a busy weeknight.

Transcript
-Hey everyone, I'm Judith, well, if you're looking for a delicious but very healthy dessert, I've got the one for you because today I'm gonna be showing you how to make a Healthified Peach Cobbler. So, the ingredients you will need for this is 1 cup of pancake mix, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 cup of fat-free (skim) milk, 3 tablespoons canola oil, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 (29 oz) can peach slices in light syrup, drained, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and Vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, if desired. Alright, so this recipe is pretty easy to prepare and it takes about an hour in the oven. So, what you'll need is a 2-quart baking dish as we have here and the first thing to do is we're gonna put our pancake mix as well as our oil and milk into the bottom of our baking dish. At this point also, we can add in that little nice spice of cinnamon in there. So, with the whisk [unk] all you gonna do is stir that up, let those ingredients come together and form a batter. So, we're trying to get rid of all those little lumps there. Now, this is a great healthy dish to make because it has 39% fewer calories than a normal peach cobbler and 95% less fat and that's due to the skim that we used and the oil as well. So, that's taking enough nicely there just a few more seconds of that just to get out all the little lumps, good muscle action. You don't need to go to the gym for this. That's looking good. So, well set that aside for the moment and let's prepare our peaches. So, we're using here these peaches from a can that have drained in syrup. Obviously, they have fresh peaches that will work wonderfully as well, cut them up yourself, but for timing wise, for quickness, you don't have much time. You can pop open a can and that will be fine. So, adding our peaches there, our lemon juice goes in there as well and of course our sugar. Now, if you wanna go lighter on the sugar, you can even add, you know, you can use brown sugar or can even do maple syrup if you like or agave. This works very, very nicely. So, let's stir in or peaches or lemon juice and our sugar together--
What You'll Need
  • 1   cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix

  • 1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1   cup fat-free (skim) milk

  • 3   tablespoons canola oil

  • 3/4  cup sugar

  • 1  29  ounce can peach slices in light syrup, drained

  • 1   teaspoon lemon juice

  •  Vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, if desired


Step By Step
1
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, stir Bisquick mix and cinnamon. Stir in milk and oil with wire whisk or fork until blended.
2
In medium bowl, mix sugar, peaches and lemon juice. Spoon over batter in baking dish.
3
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand about 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm with ice cream.


By using peaches in light syrup rather than heavy syrup, and by substituting skim milk for regular, this dessert comes in at about 280 calories per serving. Skip the ice cream and you can cut back even more. If your family feels it's not cobbler without ice cream, however, try a low-fat or no-sugar-added version to keep this dessert on the healthy side.
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