Raw Peach Cobbler (dairy free / sugar free / no added fat)

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re having a great week so far 🙂

Look what we’ve had in Bath these past couple of weeks …

yes, that is indeed a clear blue sky with not a single rain cloud in sight 🙂

Summer finally appears to have arrived! It’s been so nice to spend time outside without the umbrella 🙂

School started back this week, but the beautiful weather has softened the blow. Some mornings we’ve walked along the river path to school, which has been a lovely way to start the day.  After school, we’ve been heading straight to the park, which has been a great opportunity for me to catch up with the other mums. What a difference a bit of dry weather makes!

But despite all this beautiful weather, now that the school break is over, it’s time for me to start focusing on planning this term’s kid’s meditation workshops, studying for an imminent Buddhist exam…  and getting that cook book finished!!!

Last month, I finally got round to purchasing a food processor. I started looking at food processors last December, but didn’t want to rush into buying one until I knew, for sure, that I needed one and would use it regularly enough to justify the expense.

This year,  I’ve been making lots of raw desserts which use dates as a sweetener and binder. Unfortunately, my mini chopper was just not powerful enough to chop dates. Even if I pre-soaked the dates to soften them, the chopper would start smoking where the motor had started to burn. I also blew up a stick blender trying to chop dates. Basically, I needed something more powerful.

Thanks to my kind, generous family, I had enough birthday money to purchase this sturdy piece of equipment…

The motor has a 12 year guarantee, so this one should be a safe investment.  I’m amazed how effortlessly the processor chops dates and nuts. In no time at all, they’re totally obliterated!

One of our favourite desserts this summer has been raw peach cobbler. It’s so simple to make. Dates, almonds and walnuts are whizzed in the processor to make a course meal (this literally takes a couple of minutes…)

then sprinkled on top of sliced peaches (I use tinned peaches as fresh peaches in UK supermarkets seem to taste so bland)…

we then drizzle a little Alpro chilled soya cream on top as a finishing touch.

I tend to make a large batch of the cobbler and keep it in the fridge (it easily keeps for 2 weeks).

Here’s how I make it…

As well as peaches, this raw cobbler is also delicious served on top of other fruits, such as berries, mango or pineapple.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone 🙂

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are xx

This time last year…  A Beautiful Time en Provence

7 thoughts on “Raw Peach Cobbler (dairy free / sugar free / no added fat)

  1. It doesn’t get much simpler then just a couple of ingredients throw in a food processor.
    Congrats to you for picking up such a nice shiny model, not to mention an awesome warranty.
    I am eyeing a dehydrator so that I can make some raw foods like crackers and fruit leathers…but they aren’t cheap so I have to save my pennies.
    So glad to have you back and blogging.
    Happy Friday to you Sharon!

    1. Ooh a dehydrator… I haven’t got one of those either! Every time I mention to M that I ‘need’ another appliance for the kitchen, he just sighs and rolls his eyes at Lil’ L lol!

      1. I get the same reaction from my husband. He seems to think my experimenting with various appliances is frivolous…but how will you know if you like an item unless you try it out. If only there was a rental system for this sort of thing. Oh well!

  2. That looks lovely! I’ve been lucky enough to get some nice organic white peaches recently and they have been amazing. I’ve also been enjoying roasting peaches – give it a try as they end up having a similar sweetness to the tinned ones 🙂

    1. I’ve never tried roasting a peach before, but I’d love to give it a try. Do you know if they’ve got a better nutritional profile than tinned peaches… or does the roasting reduce the vitamin content?

  3. I am so excited that 1.) you finally got some sunshine! and 2.) that you got a food processor! I use mine quite often and I think it might be my favorite appliance. I am excited to see what else you come up with by using it! I am also excited to try this recipe! (So much excitement going on here!) How do you think it would pair with apples? My in-laws just sent us home with a big bag of apples from their tree and I was thinking of making a crisp with them. I would have to soften the apples a bit–maybe saute them with a little cinnamon first? Mmmm. Anyway, happy food-processing!

    1. The sunshine was wonderful… it lasted all of 2 weeks. I’m not going to complain though as 2 weeks is better than nothing! We’re now due yet more rain 🙁
      I’m really looking forward to the apples on our tree ripening (if they ever do). My favourite Fall fruit dish is lightly stewed apples with cinnamon. I’m happy to eat them on their own, but Lil’ L always likes some sort of ‘topping’. The raw date & nut cobbler would go perfectly, and would give a great contrast of textures and a touch of sweetness.
      To stew the apples, I simple peel and slice them, then add to a saucepan with about 1/4 cup of water (to stop them sticking), a handful of sultanas and a huge sprinkling of cinnamon. I gently cook them for about 10 minutes (I like them to retain their shape rather than turn into a puree), then add some fruit sweetener or agave syrup), to taste.
      You must let me know what you end up making with your apple bounty!

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