6/26/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

from Food Network

Now before you jump to conclusions about how unhealthy this dessert is just hear me out. This individual peach cobbler recipe takes all of the original flavors of the classic recipe, but substitutes in some healthier alternatives.

This classic summertime dessert has a new healthy twist. It uses flaxseed to make a healthier crumb topping. Also, it uses less sugar. Making these peach cobblers for individuals prevents overeating and it uses portion control which is key when eating healthy.

Individual Peach Cobbler Recipe

Serves 8

Nonstick cooking spray

2 1/2 pounds ripe peaches, pitted and cut into large chunks

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons ground flax seed

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 tablespoons reduced-fat buttermilk

Non-fat vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt, for serving, optional


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat eight 6-ounce ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

Toss the peaches with the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl. Let stand until juicy, about 10 minutes. Divide the peaches and juices among the ramekins.

While the peaches sit, combine the flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, flax seed and salt. Cut in the butter, using a fork or pastry cutter, until the mixture forms medium-size crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk until well moistened and large clumps hold together.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the peaches. Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown and crisp, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt if desired.

Per Serving (does not include yogurt for serving): Calories: 203; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 38 grams; Sugar: 25 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 12 milligrams; Sodium: 64 milligrams

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