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  • 1-2-3 Peach Cobbler

What could be better than peach cobbler straight from the oven? A heart healthy version!

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 C peach nectar

  • ¼ C pineapple juice or peach juice (if desired, use juice reserved from canned peaches)

  • 2 cans (16 oz each) peaches, packed in juice, drained (or 1¾ lb fresh peaches, sliced)

  • 1 Tbsp soft tub margarine

  • 1 C dry pancake mix

  • ⅔ C all-purpose flour

  • ½ C sugar

  • ⅔ C fat-free evaporated milk

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed

calories 271
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 263 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 54 g
Potassium 284 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 °F.

  • 2
    Combine cinnamon, vanilla, cornstarch, peach nectar, and juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles.

  • 3
    Add sliced peaches to mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • 4
    In another saucepan, melt margarine and set aside.

  • 5
    Lightly spray an 8-inch-square glass dish with cooking spray. Pour hot peach mixture into dish.

  • 6
    In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, flour, sugar, and melted margarine. Stir in evaporated milk. Quickly spoon this mixture over the peach mixture.

  • 7
    Combine nutmeg and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture on top of batter.

  • 8
    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 9
    Cool and cut into eight squares.

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