Mini Peach Cobbler…A Beautiful Mess!!

Mini Peach Cobbler – A beautiful mess was made while baking these delicious treats and baking in a kitchen is not always perfect.

I have been making peach cobbler for many years and I use the same recipe that I learned from my mom many years ago. It is a simple dessert recipe, requires few ingredients to make, and the warm cobbler pairs perfectly with cold ice cream. This is the one dessert that my husband loves and ask me to make often…so I keep canned peaches in my pantry.

However, I stumbled upon a recipe on Pinterest from the blog Alli ’n Sons and decided to give it a try instead because I loved the idea of making mini individual peach cobblers. So I combined the ingredients, placed the mini cobblers in the oven, set the kitchen timer, and waited.

Normally this process is easy breezy…but not this time.

This time as I was seated on the sofa waiting for the mini cobblers to complete, I suddenly began to smell the aroma of something burning. So I jumped up and ran into the kitchen and noticed smoke pouring out of the top of the oven door and as I went to grab the oven door to check on my cobblers, my husband comes running downstairs to make sure everything is okay. At this point, I am wishing he didn’t notice because I will hear about this undoubtedly for weeks to come.

What happened…Well…Umm…see what had happened was because I over-filled my mini cobblers with peaches it overflowed outside the muffin pan wells and into the bottom of the oven where the mess began to burn producing a smoke-filled kitchen and family room. So I removed the mini cobblers from the oven and cleaned the mess as best as I could. At this point, I am wishing I would have just stuck with my trusty old peach cobbler recipe instead.

However, after things settled down and went back to a smoke-free zone I figured the mini cobblers were headed for the trash can, but I noticed that they were almost finished cooking and so I placed them back in the oven and let them cook for a few additional minutes.

When I removed them…amazingly they tasted great…even though they did not look so pretty. I could have forgotten all about them and never even wrote this blog post, but I want you to know that again I am not a professional chef …I burn things…I make messes…but I continue to get in the kitchen and try new things because I love it.

I encourage you to get in the kitchen and make a beautiful mess of your own 😉

Mini Peach Cobbler Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 1 can sliced peaches (should be diced)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put 1 teaspoon (or less) of melted butter into each regular size muffin tin.


With a wooden spoon stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. (I also added 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg).


Put 2 tablespoons of batter into each muffin tin.

Add 1 tablespoon diced peaches on top of the batter.

**Please do not overfill your muffin pan wells the way I did or place a sheet pan underneath just in case**

Sprinkle with brown sugar and then cinnamon.


Bake for 12 minutes.

Let them cool almost completely before taking out of the pan. Use a butter knife to loosen the edges then just lift them out.



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    Roxanne @TheROXXBox
    July 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    These look delicious…I have to make them!!!

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    March 28, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    They look delicious and I burn things too ☺
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      March 29, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      Thank you! I think we all do at some point. I am the worst with bread so its good to know that I’m not alone.

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    Reminder--Enjoy Your Journey!
    November 21, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    […] Mini Peach Cobbler – I totally ruined this recipe, made a huge mess, and smoked up my house, but for some reason each and every month this is my #1 post. I have even considered deleting this post from my blog because I’m no longer married, but since you guys love it so much I could not…not share it with you today. […]

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