This is the perfect example of a recipe that satisfies my desire for comfort food and at the same time allows me to modify the keto/low-carb approach as a long-term lifestyle. I mean, is there anything better than a fragrant, and naturally sweet peach eaten with juice running down your hand? I think not. But – for those of us with metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance/type II diabetes, peaches are not on the low-carb eating program because they are high in natural sugars and can, therefore, spike blood sugar. But, I also don't like to demonize any kind of whole foods, so my approach is to:
- eat only top quality
- eat in moderation
- eat at the peak of the season
- make a low-carb version of the recipe
So, I decided that once a year or so in the early summer if I come across high-quality, perfectly ripe, juicy, and sweet peaches that I'll allow myself to enjoy them in my favorite recipe: a cobbler! But I don't really want a high-sugar high-carb traditionally-made cobbler because I know it will spike my cravings, derange my digestive hormones, leave me wanting to take a nap because I'll feel bloated and my heart will race, not to mention that it will kick me WAY out of fat burning mode.
So, part of my agreement with myself is to bake a low-carb cobbler that tastes even better than the high sugar version. My low-carb cobbler has 17 grams of net carbs per serving, which all come from the natural sugars in the peaches. Pretty good considering most peach cobblers run about 88 grams of carbs per serving!
This dessert is just fine if you are on low-carb/keto maintenance mode. The biscuit topping on my cobbler is decidedly less heavy and more delicate than the traditional cobbler topping. I can't wait for you to try it!
You'll need a few key low-carb baking ingredients to keep the carbs low in this recipe – stock up on these beforehand! They are hyperlinked to Amazon in the ingredients list for convenient shopping.
- guar gum
- Z sweet low-carb granulated sugar
- Sukrin gold brown sugar low-carb sweetener
- finely ground almond flour
- coconut flour
Epicurious Peach Cobbler: 517 calories, 18g fat, 6g protein, 88g carbohydrate, 5g fiber
My low-carb peach cobbler: 241 calories, 17g fat, 7g protein, 18g carbohydrate, 4g fiber
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