Pushing the “easy” button is a no-brainer for me. I prefer to make my life easier rather than harder. I am sure you feel the same. As a recovering perfectionist, I do tend to fall back into “Martha Stewart” mode or Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond from the Food Network. I use these women as inspiration, but not as my goal. For many years the need to control and create the “ideal” life, which included food, caused me crazy anxiety. But no more! Peach cobbler easy win.
Goodbye Perfectionism... Enter Good Enough
It was a struggle to believe that good enough was actually good enough. After years of practice and holding on to the mantra, “Homey, you got to let that sh*t go,” I don’t feel critical over food. Heck, how I cook has eased up and how I look at food has also relaxed. There is no room in my life to label food as good or bad, and I definitely do not have time to make beautiful ginger biscuits for this peach cobbler easy bake.
Peach Cobbler Easy & Quick
Letting all criticism go, I peeled the peaches quickly, spray Pam on a pie plate, add the peaches along with the remaining filling ingredients. (I used fresh peaches, or you can use canned peaches. In order to keep the sugar low, look for ones in natural juice.)
While the peaches are baking, I made the ginger biscuits using white whole wheat flour. Many recipes will tell you to roll out the biscuit dough and cut it into circles. Not this recipe. It is mixed up, and then spoon dump it on top of the baked peaches.
Cobbler With Bisquick
To make this even easier, I could have used Bisquick for the ginger biscuits in this peach cobbler easy bake, but the goal was to make a healthier recipe, one that had less fat and less processed ingredients. Plus, it doesn’t take long to pour some flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda into a bowl and cut the butter into it with a pastry cutter. Pastry cutters are my little, fun secret to mixing flour and butter together.
You mix the biscuit ingredients together and drop them with a spoon on top of the peaches on a pie plate.
Music to Enhance the Peach Cobbler Mood
A fun song to listen to while prepping, baking or eating this peach cobbler easy win recipe is, Peaches, by The Presidents of the United States of America. It will having you smiling and humming the tuner all day.
Estimating Portion Sizes using your hands: What is the portion size for ice cream?
Using your hand as a guide, when your hand is cupped, how much ice cream would fit in your cupped hand? It generally will be the equivalent of a ½ cup serving. Your hand size will tell you what ice cream portion works best for your body if you aren’t using a measuring cup or someone else is scooping.
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Peach Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits
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- vegetable peeler optional
- 5 cups peaches peeled, (about two pounds of fresh ripe peaches, or use canned peaches in unsweetened juice)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp potato starch
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter cold, cut into small pieces
- ¼ cup crystallized ginger finely chopped
- 6 tbsp 2% milk
- 2 tsp 2% milk
- 1 tsp sugar
Prepare peach filling first
- Place a medium pie plate in the oven; preheat to 425°F.
- Peel and pit the peaches if using fresh produce, then cut into slices.
- In a large bowl, combine peach slices, ¼ c sugar, lemon juice, and potato starch in a large bowl and stir gently.
- Remove the preheated pie plate and spray it with cooking spray, then pour in the peach mixture.
- Cover with foil and return to oven. Bake until the peaches start to soften, usually about 15 minutes.
While the peaches are baking, prepare biscuits:
- Whisk together flour, 2 tsp sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
- Stir in crystallized ginger.
- Make a well in the center and gradually pour in 6 tablespoons milk, stirring with a fork, until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.
- Remove pie plate from the oven.
- Take a large spoon and drop the dough into small blobs on top of the cooked peaches.
- Lightly brush the tops of the biscuit blobs with the remaining 2 teaspoons of milk and sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar.
- Return to oven and bake uncovered, until the biscuits are solid, about 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
- 1/2 "handful" portion per tablespoon of honey
- 1 "thumb" + 1/2 "handful" portion per half-cup of vanilla ice cream
Hand Size Portions
When you look at the nutritional values of a meal to log what you are eating, that is called tracking macros. A lot of people use this method to reach their health goals.
Looking at hand portion size and using this method to gauge how and what you eat is also a great method to help you reach your health goals. Many people who use this method often think this form of tracking meals is easier and more sustainable for a lifetime.
Want to learn more about hand portion size and how to use it to reach your goals? Check out the article How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.
Michelle Johnson Jerome is an expert on busting through perfectionism. She is passionate about helping others live life with purpose and joy. By drawing on her extensive experience as a nutrition coach, personal trainer, and yoga instructor she helps develop a realistic approach to goal setting that allows you to make progress and stop obsessing over mistakes.
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