This peach cobbler is super easy, quick, and can be made in your oven or out camping. It’s flavor, ease, and minimal dishes make it the best peach cobbler recipe.
This recipe was originally posted in May 2018. It has been updated for photos and content.
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I made a recipe similar to this for a client last week. It was so delicious and easy, that I had to make a few small tweaks to make it perfect for Nourish Nutrition Blog. This is THE best peach cobbler, just ask anyone whose tried it (even my sister who doesn’t like mushy fruit liked it).
how the best peach cobbler fits into my lifestyle
The weather is heating up, and I feel like a whole new person. A few of my favorite things are to just be outside-whether it’s eating outside, whether it’s chatting with friends, whether it’s reading, or hiking. There’s a special feeling being outside, ya know.
This peach cobbler is the perfect excuse to get outside. Whether it’s via cooking it in the campfire, or spending time outside while it’s baking, or sitting and enjoying it on the grass- the warm & cold temperatures of this cobbler with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream are perfect for a warm evening outside. Besides, who doesn’t bond over delicious food? And as Julia Child said,
People who love to eat are always the best people.
How it’ll make your life easier
This recipe is so easy, it just takes 5 minutes to throw together, it’s one you can let the little ones help prep, and you can let your oven do all the work. Take the 60 minutes it takes to cook to sit down and enjoy time with your loved ones. Then when it’s done, you’ll be ready to dig right in. You’re welcome.
Why I love this recipe
canned peaches + yellow cake mix + butter, brown sugar, & cinnamon. Can it get any easier?
How to make the best peach cobbler
Before assembling the cobbler, preheat your oven to 350 degrees OR prepare coals in a fire pit. Spray your dutch oven or cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
Open two 29 oz cans, drain juice from one can.
(you can save the juice to flavor yogurt, smoothies, etc)
Dump peaches and juice from one can into the skillet or dutch oven, spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon evenly over the peaches.
NOTE: there will still be a lot of juice in the pan, don’t worry it’ll be absorbed by the cake mix & get all nice and gooey.
Sprinkle dry yellow cake mix over peaches.
Spread cake mix out thinly over peaches, sugar and cinnamon.
Thinly slice 1/2 stick of salted butter (4 tablespoons), distribute slices over cake mix. Cover if cooking over a fire, but you can bake it in the oven without a lid (that’s what I did)
How to eat this easy peach cobbler
Serve hot and with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.
- I love using canned peaches because 1. fresh peaches out of season are NO GOOD! I’m a peach snob. and 2. you’ll get lots of great juices and 3. they’re way less expensive
- Drain juice from one of the two 29 oz cans of peaches. That way it’ll still be ooey & gooey, but not watery.
- Save the juice to flavor yogurt, smoothies, ice cream, or anything else that peaches would go well with. Love using fruit as a sweetener because of the added flavor and nutrients.
- Use peaches packed in their own juices. They taste extra peachy (instead of extra sweet) and are just delicious.
Can I use fresh peaches?
Yes absolutely, like I said before, I’m a peach snob so I highly recommend using fresh peaches at the end of summer, when they’re in season & delicious. If using fresh peaches, I wouldn’t worry about having to drain any juice.
What if I just want to make this for one?
I decided to share this large recipe because a) this is so delicious & fun to share and b) 1/2 recipe wouldn’t work as well in my large cast iron skillet. But it’s easy to cut in 1/2 or 1/4 if you’re serving a small crowd or yourself.
Ways to repurpose this cobbler
When I originally made this cobbler, I shared some, I ate it for dessert, for breakfast with some yogurt, and as snacks. Keep it simple and just change the toppings!
Other great summer dessert recipes
- Red, White, & Blue Popsicles
- Easy Strawberry Sauce (to top ice cream of course!)
- Frozen Greek Yogurt w/ Tart Cherry Sauce
did you make this peach cobbler? leave me a comment to share how they turned out!
The Best Peach Cobbler
- 2 29 oz cans of peaches, in peach juice drain juice from 1 of the cans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
- ice cream or whipped cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, or prepare coals in firepit. Spray dutch oven or cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Dump two 29 oz cans of peaches (with 1/2 of the total juice drained) into skillet. Sprinkle (2T) brown sugar and (1 t) cinnamon evenly over peaches. (there will still be a lot of juice in pan, but the juice will be absorbed by the cake mix).
- Sprinkle 1 box dry yellow cake mix over peaches. Spread out evenly. Thinly slice (1/2 stick) butter, and distribute butter slices on top of cake mix. Cover if cooking over fire, can bake without a lid (that's what I do). Cook for 60 minutes, or up to 90 depending on campfire temperature. Top should be golden brown and peach juices bubbly.
- Remove and serve immediately. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.