Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler (and Exercise Tips for the Exercise-Haters)

by Julie Ruble on September 18, 2013 · 19 comments

Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler
Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler

Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking
Yield: 6 servings

This is the easiest cobbler known to mankind and also happens to be my favorite. It’s cakey and spongey in texture (not biscuity), which is why my family called it a “peach cobbler cake” when I was growing up.

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 large (or two regular) cans peaches in light syrup

Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish (or 12-inch cast iron skillet) with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Melt the stick of butter and pour it unceremoniously into the prepared baking dish. Mix the milk into the dry ingredients, whisk until the lumps are gone (the batter will be very liquidy), and then pour this batter over top of the melted butter in the prepared dish.

Pour can(s) of peaches over top of the batter, syrup and all. Do NOT stir this — just let the peaches fall where they falls! Bake the cobbler for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and almost set. Serve hot with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn September 18, 2013 at 3:39 am

I run- but only love it sometimes- but always love the feeling after…so that helps me put my trainers on. Swimming is my treat!
Plus knowing i can eat pudding helps!!


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe September 18, 2013 at 3:42 am

These are fantastic tips, Julie. For me, the most important thing is finding something that I enjoy doing. I learned at an early age that I LOVE team sports. I love the social aspect of team sports, as long as I am playing with an encouraging and supportive team. I’ve also learned that I need to switch it up every now and then, otherwise I get bored and unmotivated. Keeping some variation in my workouts is key. I’m also extremely motivated to stay active so that I can indulge in delicious treats like this peach cobbler without feeling too guilty about it. Amen!


Belinda @themoonblushbaker September 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I used to hate excise too but I have gotten used to it. Yes getting started is the key to liking even loving it! Great tips for anyone.
I would like to add; Do not compare yourself to others exercise routines, do what you can;ANYthing is better than nothing (even dancing in your undies for 30 minutes).


steph@stephsbitebybite September 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I think I could live off peach cobbler. It’s just soooo good!


Courtney @ Neighborfood September 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

These are GREAT tips! I feel the same way. I finally discovered I really LOVE pilates. Of course, my body decided to love one of the most expensive classes around. :/ But I’ve found I also love Fitness Blender’s video workouts. They’re free (doesn’t get much better than that), and I can choose the length and type of exercise I want to do. I used to get so overwhelmed by long workouts, but with their videos I can break up my workouts into two 20 minute or 15 minute segments.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I love easy recipes like this! So tasty….and fun to make!


tanya1234 September 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm

not easy to subscribe :(


Ace September 19, 2013 at 3:25 am

This is so incredibly true. I started working out 7 years ago on the exact same day I quit smoking cigarettes. Perhaps not the brightest plan but it has taken me all 7 years to get comfortable with myself and working out in a gym. Thankfully the last 4 years I have found a gym I love, a trainer I couldn’t be happier with, and a confidence about what I can accomplish. Sometimes the path is long, but I find it’s always worth it. I wish I had read your tips 7 years ago to give me hope then too.


Lena September 19, 2013 at 4:23 am

I used to make something almost exactly like this when I was little. I was trying to find the recipe recently and I couldn’t (my mother found it on a cooking for kids website). Seeing this made me very excited!


Julie Ruble September 19, 2013 at 4:26 am

It might be the same one, Lena! This is from my own childhood :) I hope you love it!


Jenny @ BAKE September 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Great post! I’ve implemented a couple of these over the last year and a bit, especially the ‘just get there’ bit! in fact I will be doing that tonight! I love the look of this peach cobbler!


gracekelle at leangirlsclub September 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

great tips – exercise should be fun, not a chore. I hope more people find something they can enjoy.

Whenever I don’t feel like working out, I tell myself to go to the gym for 20 minutes and then I’m allowed to go home. What ends up happening is, once I’m there I start to enjoy myself and I stay for an hour. Getting there is always the hardest part. Our brains always give up before our bodies do.


Julie Ruble September 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I love that! I’m gonna use that next time I feel like chickening out :)


Danielle September 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

When I make this – I save an extra dish by just putting the stick of butter directly into the baking dish and letting it melt while the oven preheats. I skip the cooking spray. This is my favorite way to make peach cobbler and yours looks great.


Lauren December 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Great tips! Like you, I never ever thought I’d be more active than a “dead slug” and then a few years ago a friend convinced me to hire a personal trainer for the two of us, and I’ve been a pretty dedicated exerciser ever since. I love your tips, they’re definitely things that have worked for me too.
Thanks for sharing! The cobbler looks great too! It’s all about balance!


Debbie Beasley January 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

I adore this recipe, it’s easy and delish!! That is a very old time recipe that my great grandma taught me. It works grand every time.


Debbie Beasley January 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

I should say passed down…


Heather Cates September 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I just ran across this post looking for a graphic of a slug, of all things! I saw the pic of the peach cobbler and was shocked! I grew up eating this stuff at family gatherings. My late grandmother always made it. I grew up believing it was her own recipe. It is wonderful! Thank you for the stroll down memory lane.


Julie Ruble September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Haaaahaha that cracks me up! I’m glad you happened by and that the cobbler is a nice memory for you!! How sweet! :)


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