Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler & Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream

This peach cobbler has become one of my favorite desserts, which says a lot for me because I'm typically a chocolate kind of girl.  This cobbler has appeared a few times on our counter since peach season began, and I'm guessing with all the peaches in my freezer it will appear a few more times throughout the winter!! And really I'm ok with it appearing quite often because it's really healthy and packs a pretty good nutritional punch.  Not to mention that there is no problem getting my girls to eat this tasty treat.  In fact we may just warm the rest of it up for breakfast tomorrow morning.

Now the ice cream was a new, random creation tonight. I started brainstorming some ideas for what kind of ice cream to make that would pair well with the cobbler.  Well this was it! So, so, so good.  It was actually incredibly delicious ice cream.   It would be really great with an apple crisp as well.  Perhaps next week....

Peach Cobbler

½ cup succant (or other granular sugar or sweetener of choice)

2 TBS arrowroot powder

1 cup water
6 peaches

1 cup flour (I used 1/3 cup each of millet, rice, tapioca) (feel free to use reg. flour here or other GF flour combos)

¼ c ground flax seeds

½ cup ground almonds

Ground cinnamon

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

2 TBS maple syrup

3 TBS coconut oil

½ cup  non-dairy milk

Preheat oven to 400

Combine sugar & arrowroot in saucepan.  Stir in peaches and water.  Bring to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. (I used 8 x 11 dish and I would use that size or smaller).

Combine flour, maple syrup, baking powder and salt.  Cut in coconut oil until mixture resembles cornmeal.  Stir in milk until mixed and then drop by spoonfuls onto hot fruit.  Bake until golden brown.  Approx 25 minutes.

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

1 can full fat coconut milk

½ cup non-dairy milk

½ cup pure maple syrup

1 frozen banana

1 ½ tsp vanilla

½  cup chopped finely chopped walnuts

Combine all ingredient except walnuts in blender.  Process in ice cream maker.  During the last few minutes of freezing add walnuts.

****if you don't have an ice cream maker then you could experiment with putting the blended mixture in a bowl in the freezer for a couple hours until it's frozen and then serving.  If it gets to hard you'll need to let it sit on the counter for a few minutes before serving.  You'll probably have to play and experiment with times but it can be done so don't fret if an ice creamer maker isn't in your cupboard!

***You'll have to excuse my lack of pictures but when my girls catch wind of having dessert they are more than a little excited. For some reason they seem to lose all patience with mom taking pictures of their food before they can eat it!! So this is what I could grab before they started devouring it.

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