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1-2-3 Peach Cobbler

A Heart-Healthy Recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Number of Servings: 8

What could be better than peach cobbler straight from the oven? A heart healthy version!


  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup peach nectar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice or peach juice (if desired, use juice reserved from canned peaches)
  • 2 cans (16 oz each) peaches, packed in juice, drained (or 1 and 3/4 lb fresh peaches, sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp soft tub margarine
  • 1 cup dry pancake mix
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine cinnamon, vanilla, cornstarch, peach nectar, and juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles.
  3. Add sliced peaches to mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. In another saucepan, melt margarine and set aside.
  5. Lightly spray an 8-inch-square glass dish with cooking spray. Pour hot peach mixture into dish.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, flour, sugar, and melted margarine. Stir in evaporated milk. Quickly spoon this mixture over the peach mixture.
  7. Combine nutmeg and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture on top of batter.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool and cut into eight squares.

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