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Try making a batch of Mini Peach Cobbler for a warm, decadent, and tasty treat. Easy to make with a few basic ingredients in a muffin pan for an amazingly simple dessert.
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, that 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 asks 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 and 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 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 to produce 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, and 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.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Granulated Sugar - Use granulated or cane sugar to sweeten this dessert.
- All-Purpose Flour - Be sure to use plain all-purpose flour. This will thicken the peach cobbler and allow it to be light and fluffy.
- Baking Powder - Be sure to check the expiration date before using, this will help to keep our muffins light and fluffy.
- Salt - Just need a pinch to balance the sweetness.
- Milk - Whole milk or canned milk works best.
- Butter - Use 1 stick of butter or half a cup. May use salted or unsalted, whichever you prefer.
- Brown Sugar - Paired with the ground cinnamon to help make these cobblers taste authentic. It also provides a nice layer of rich sweet flavor. Use light or dark, whichever you prefer.
- Ground Cinnamon - Adds a nice spice to the peach cobbler and gives it great flavor.
- Diced Peaches - Use canned peaches to make this cobbler recipe. If you cannot find diced peaches, then use sliced peaches and cut them up yourself.
See the recipe card below for exact ingredient quantities and instructions.
Step By Step Instructions
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 ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg).
Put 2 tablespoons of batter into each muffin tin. Add 1 tablespoon of 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 them out of the pan. Use a butter knife to loosen the edges then just lift them out.
Mini Peach Cobbler
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- a dash of salt
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 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 ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg).
- Put 2 tablespoons of batter into each muffin tin. Add 1 tablespoon diced peaches on top of the batter.
- 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.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Original post date 04/22/2013. Updated 11/05/2022.
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