Recipe: Jen’s Peach Buckle

This healthy fruit dessert is a favorite in our home. Bursting with naturally sweet peaches, there’s little sweetener required—just a touch of pure maple syrup is all that’s needed.

The cake-like bottom layer is made with a combination of gluten-free grains, and tangy buttermilk makes it tender and light. A crumbly layer of shredded coconut and rolled oats creates a slightly sweet and crunchy topping. Just before serving the warm cake, I drizzle lightly sweetened heavy cream over each portion. Because I’m always looking for ways to boost the nutrient profile of recipes, I add a bit of powdered whey to the cream to provide immune enhancing nutrients.


We buy fresh, ripe organic peaches at our local farmer’s market, and in season, pick peaches at a local organic orchard. Our children love this recipe (Stella enjoys helping me make it), and I feel good about serving it to them. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

Step 1:  Bottom Layer

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup quinoa flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup Pamela’s baking mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Set aside 2 tbsp to use for top layer. 
  3. Spoon remaining batter into a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 2: Peach Layer

  • 6 cups peaches
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Slice peaches and toss with lemon juice, arrowroot, and cinnamon.
  2. Layer peaches evenly over the batter.
Stella with the finished product!
Stella with the finished product!

Step 3: Top Crust

  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Pinch cinnamon
  1. Combine coconut, oats, maple syrup, and coconut oil with the 2 tbsp batter reserved from Step 1.
  2. Spread over peaches and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees in convection oven for 40-45 minutes.

Step 4:  Topping

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut powder
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp Beyond Whey
  • 6 oz. heavy whipping cream
  1. Whisk ingredients together just until blended.
  2. Spoon a small amount over each portion of warm buckle immediately before serving.
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