Vata And Pitta Pacifying Prize Peach Cobbler Recipe
My Grandma Penny left me so many great recipes, but this one is my all time favorite! I’ve made it so many different ways, with pears, blueberries, apples, even adding in chocolate chips. Use your imagination, and whatever fruit is in season. My sister Marci has perfected the art of the cobbler and brings a different version to every family gathering.
Prize Peach Cobbler
3/4 cup flour
Less than 1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cup fresh sliced peaches 1 cup sugar on peaches (optional)
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder, mix with 1 cup sugar.
Sowly mix in milk to make batter. Melt butter in 8x8x2 pan.
Pour over melted butter. Do not stir.
Mix peaches and 1 cup sugar cover thoroughly. Carefully spoon them over batter.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F. serve hot or cold with cream if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Peach Cobbler Health Benefits
Cinnamon is one of the best ingredients for someone with insulin sensitivity. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day has been shown to be very effective at normalizing blood sugar levels. Cinnamon contains hydroxychalcone, which is thought to enhance the effects of insulin. It has also been suggested that Cinnamon prevents post-meal blood sugar spikes by slowing the gastric emptying rate – meaning that food digests slowly.1
Peaches contain antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin A and 11.6 mg of vitamin C, an antioxidant and tissue-builder. Peaches also are a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and have lower levels of vitamins E and K. They are good in anaemic conditions and boost the immune system.
Variations + Ayurvedic Analysis
To make a healthier version of this Peach Cobbler recipe, use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
Adjust the amount of butter, oil and cream to your liking. Just make sure the amount of liquid that goes in at the end is basically the same. Keep the topping thin.
Peach Cobbler is very beneficial for health as well as tasty, especially if taken hot. It can be used as a sleep inducing aid if taken at night, as it is capable of pacifying Vata and Pitta dosha which is the prime cause of insomnia.
It also gives instant energy if taken in the morning.
Ayurvedic Tip: At the time of your meal, eat your dessert first. Sweet things (madhurrasatmak) should be eaten first, then sour (Amla), salty (Lavanrasatmak) and at last pungent (Katu), bitter (Tikta) and astringent (Kashayrasatmakahar). This order is most beneficial for good health.
1 Jarvill-Taylor, K. J., R. A. Anderson, and D. J. Graves. “A Hydroxychalcone Derived from Cinnamon Functions as a Mimetic for Insulin in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes.” Journal of the American College of Nutrition. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2001. Web. 24 July 2017.