Peach Cobbler Donuts (& Muffins!)

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Peaches always make me smile! That’s one reason I tend to buy way too many when peach season arrives. This summer, I found an amazing buy one case, get one free deal at the Farmers Market. So guess who came home with two cases of peaches???

Since my youngest loves to bake, I asked him if he had any ideas for something new we could create with our bounty of peachy goodness. Without giving it a second thought, he immediately decided we should make peach cobbler donuts! I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it or not before – but he’s a bit of a “dough-nut” to say the least!

Peach donut on rack

In fact, he’s actually the idea guy for the other two donut recipes I’ve shared – Apple Cider Donuts and Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts (just incase you’re a dough-nut too!). 

This recipe doesn’t venture too far from the others in it’s list of simple wholesome ingredients, making it a fun recipe for kids to help with – simply add the ingredients to your food processor and blend.

The recipe easily comes together to create a delicious cake-like donut … or light & fluffy MUFFIN … see more about that yummy option below …

Peach Cobbler Collage

Being a cookbook author and food blogger is not only fun, it also comes with some nice perks on occasion. For example, my friends over at KitchenAid were kind enough to come to my rescue last summer by sending me a new KitchenAid 11-cup Food Processor when my Cuisinart gave out right in the middle of recipe development for Everyday Grain-Free Baking.

This handy kitchen essential is put to work almost daily, as having a good food processor not only makes putting a recipe together a snap, it also performs a multitude of kitchen tasks from mixing and blending to chopping, slicing and shredding.

In the case of this scrumptious recipe, a food processor allows you to simply add all of the ingredients to one bowl – then blend and you’re ready to bake! I love it when a recipe is simple to make and simple to clean up!

Donut Loving Boy Collage

Since this recipe was my sweet son’s brilliant idea, he gets the first bite! Of course, he didn’t stop at just one bite … and I’m betting your family won’t either! They’re seriously just too yummy!

Peach donut bite

Even better … this recipe can be used to make marvelous muffins too! Just add the batter to a muffin tin, as outlined in the recipe below, and enjoy the most amazing Perfectly Peachy Muffins! Yum!

Peach Donut Muffins

Looking for more healthy and delicious ways to enjoy juicy peaches? Here are a few more delectable dishes featuring this beloved summer fruit!
Peach Pancakes (what a sweet way to start the day!)
Peach-Mango Salsa (perfect over grilled fish or chicken!)
Peaches & Cream Ice Pops (a favorite treat for kids of all ages!)
Peach Preserves (great way to enjoy peaches all year long!)

Peach Cobbler Donuts (& Muffins!)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 6-cavity donut pan with palm shortening or coconut oil; set aside. (If making muffins, line a 12-cup muffin tin with 6 parchment liners.)
  2. In a food processor, add just 1/2 cup diced ripe peaches. Then add the remaining ingredients in the order given.
  3. Pulse to combine the ingredients and then blend on low for just a minute to finish combining. Do not overmix.
  4. Add the remaining 1/4 cup diced peaches and pulse just enough to combine, as you do want small peach bits in the batter.
  5. Carefully spoon the donut batter into the prepared donut pan just shy of the fill line. Use your finger or back of spoon to even out the top of the batter. (If making muffins, evenly distribute the batter among the 6 lined muffin cups.)
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until donut springs back when touched. (For muffins, bake 25-28 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.)
  7. Remove from oven and allow the donuts (or muffins) to cool in the pan for 1-2 minutes. Then turn them out onto a sheet of parchment paper. Then, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  8. Dust the donuts with a little powdered coconut (or powdered sugar). Enjoy!

Notes

To make powdered coconut, simply pulse-blend together 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut with 1 teaspoon of coconut flour until fine, almost powder-like. Be sure to use the pulse function of your blender and pulse slowly, so you don’t make coconut butter. Use the powdered coconut to add a sugar-free, pretty and tasty decorative effect to your baked goods.

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For years, I used a lot of disposable products to pack my kids’ lunches – plastic baggies, plastic wrap, plastic containers, plastic forks and spoons – they were a daily staple of our lunch-packing routine. And honestly, I really didn’t think much about it until I began to learn about the environmental impact of disposables, let alone the chemicals found in most disposable products, especially plastic baggies.

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Easy Summer Berry Yogurt Parfait

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One of my favorites things about summer is the wealth of fresh berries available. Whether you fancy strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries {or all of the above}, the good news is they’re among the most nutritious fruits we can enjoy. That’s because they’re packed with nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals all of which help nourish the body and promote health and wellness.

In adoration of summer berries, I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite EASY healthy breakfasts that highlights the sweet and tangy flavor of fresh ripe berries. I often refer to this recipe as The Sunshine Breakfast. It looks so bright and cheerful, you can’t help but smile {and dig in!}. 

This delightfully easy Summer Berry Yogurt Parfait can be made using homemade dairy or non-dairy yogurt and makes the perfect breakfast-on-the-go, lunchbox side dish, or afternoon snack! Simply layer it up in single-serving mason jars and store in the fridge for up to one week. So easy and nutritious!

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Step One: Use Dairy or Non-Dairy Yogurt 
Whenever possible, I strive to make my own homemade yogurt since I can control the ingredients and the incubation time. The longer you culture your yogurt, the more active cultures it contains, which means more gut-healing benefits. If you don’t have time to make your own yogurt, be sure to read labels and look for yogurt that contains live cultures without questionable ingredients.

Sunshine Breakfast Step 1

Step Two: Layer up the Healthy Ingredients
Add a base layer of your favorite nuts and seeds (such as slivered almonds, pistachios and pumpkin seeds) with unsweetened coconut flakes. Then, add a later of yogurt and repeat. Top with fresh seasonal berries and a drizzle of raw honey. For an extra dose of health protein, surround the parfait with sliced boiled pastured eggs for a beautiful and healthy breakfast!

Sunshine Breakfast Single Serve

Step Three: Enjoy Now … or Later!
Hooray! Your masterpiece is complete. Time to make a decision … Will you enjoy this delicious homemade yogurt parfait now, or cover and refrigerate it for later?

I think I’ll enjoy mine right now … and, I’ll make more to enjoy later! Now that’s a win-win!

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