Oat Flour Peach Dessert: GF and Cow’s Milk Free

Gluten Free and Cow's Milk Free Peach Dessert uses Oat Flour
Gluten Free and Cow's Milk Free Peach Dessert uses Oat Flour | Source

Oat Flour is a Peachy Choice!


Always on the lookout for ways to use non-traditional flours to make gluten free recipes, oat flour has captured my attention. To be honest, I do not particularly like pie crust so it may be more of a lack of interest that has me working on cobblers, crumbs, and other types of crusts now that it is peach season again.

Happily, I do like experimenting with a variety of not-so-usual flours and it is fun to share the news when an experiment turns into a real recipe. Along with GF flours, using the best alternatives for cow's milk products means that butter is replaced with coconut oil so there are no worries about its side effects. Almond milk or goat's milk also replaces cow's milk when necessary.

The various GF flours available today can sometimes change the taste of traditional recipes like peach pie a bit too much but oat flour is a pretty good option for many recipes. Sometimes it boils down to a simple matter--when something works well it’s time to stop exploring and enjoy the discovery!

This recipe calls for 1/4 cup of coconut flour in the filling but if I am ever out of coconut flour I would not hesitate to use 1/2 cup oat flour in it. Coconut flour absorbs fluids very well and anything that keeps my fruit desserts from being runny is a first choice. As well, part of the oat flour in the dough could be replaced with regular wheat flour if you are not in need of a total GF recipe.

Enough of the chatter--why don't we just get to the recipe for this


Peachy Dessert made with Oat Flour

Ingredients for the Filling and Dough:

  • 6-8 Peaches, Small-Medium Sized
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup White Sugar, Organic Sugar from Costco is a Great Choice
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, Adjust Amount According to Your Taste
  • 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Ginger, Adjust Amount According to Your Taste
  • 3 Cups Oat Flour
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Applesauce
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This peach dessert has a yum oat flour crust.Both red globe and white peaches were used in this recipe.Clean, peel, chop peaches, then stir in filling ingredients.Prepared peaches looking yum!Oat four is available in stores and online, but it is easy to make at home.Begin crust by stirring sugar and baking soda into the oat flour.Time to cut in the coconut oil.It will be crumbly, but not dry. Place applesauce and egg on top of mixture.Break egg and slightly mix it into applesauce before mixing all together.Spoon 2/3-3/4 of the dough into the greased glass dish and gently pat it evenly over the bottom and onto the sides.I forgot to take a photo of the crust once it was patted into the baking dish, but you can see that it comes up the sides a bit.The soft dough does what you ask it to do.Aromatic and pretty, this dessert is yum!Time for fresh peaches baked in an oat flour crust!
This peach dessert has a yum oat flour crust.
This peach dessert has a yum oat flour crust. | Source
Both red globe and white peaches were used in this recipe.
Both red globe and white peaches were used in this recipe. | Source
Clean, peel, chop peaches, then stir in filling ingredients.
Clean, peel, chop peaches, then stir in filling ingredients. | Source
Prepared peaches looking yum!
Prepared peaches looking yum! | Source
Oat four is available in stores and online, but it is easy to make at home.
Oat four is available in stores and online, but it is easy to make at home. | Source
Begin crust by stirring sugar and baking soda into the oat flour.
Begin crust by stirring sugar and baking soda into the oat flour. | Source
Time to cut in the coconut oil.
Time to cut in the coconut oil. | Source
It will be crumbly, but not dry.
It will be crumbly, but not dry. | Source
Place applesauce and egg on top of mixture.
Place applesauce and egg on top of mixture. | Source
Break egg and slightly mix it into applesauce before mixing all together.
Break egg and slightly mix it into applesauce before mixing all together. | Source
Spoon 2/3-3/4 of the dough into the greased glass dish and gently pat it evenly over the bottom and onto the sides.
Spoon 2/3-3/4 of the dough into the greased glass dish and gently pat it evenly over the bottom and onto the sides. | Source
I forgot to take a photo of the crust once it was patted into the baking dish, but you can see that it comes up the sides a bit.
I forgot to take a photo of the crust once it was patted into the baking dish, but you can see that it comes up the sides a bit. | Source
The soft dough does what you ask it to do.
The soft dough does what you ask it to do. | Source
Aromatic and pretty, this dessert is yum!
Aromatic and pretty, this dessert is yum! | Source
Time for fresh peaches baked in an oat flour crust!
Time for fresh peaches baked in an oat flour crust! | Source

Make It!

  1. Preheat oven at 350º.
  2. Use 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil to grease a large glass baking dish. (I used a 9x13" dish the first time but like the deeper oval shaped one better.)
  3. Prepare the Filling:
  4. Wash and peel the peaches to make 5-6 cups of chopped fruit pieces.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice.
  6. In order, mix the sugar, coconut flour, salt, cinnamon and ginger into the chopped peaches.
  7. Set aside until dough is made.
  8. Prepare the Dough:
  9. Combine the dough ingredients, mixing each one after the other, stirring the first 4 ingredients together with a fork.
  10. Use a pastry blender to incorporate the coconut oil into the dry ingredients. The dough will be somewhat crumbly, but wet rather than dry.
  11. Stir in the egg and applesauce to make a thick, moist dough.
  12. Pat 2/3-3/4 of the dough into the bottom and sides of the glass dish.
  13. Pour peach mixture into the dough.
  14. Pat the remaining dough in your fingers to make a flat topping. This step can be done in sections by flattening pieces of the remaining dough. Place it (or the pieces) loosely over the fruit mixture.
  15. Set a timer for 25 minutes the first time you make this recipes as ovens can vary in their baking time and temperatures. Bake until the crust is evenly brown, approximately 40 minutes. My husband likes baked goods very brown and I like them lightly browned so I shoot for a happy medium.
  16. Remove from oven when done and allow to cool completely before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator, or wrap well and freeze for later use. Bring to room temperature before serving. Makes 8 generous servings.

Please rate this Peachy GF and Cow Milk Free Dessert

5 stars from 3 ratings of Oat Flour Peach Dessert

Topping Off this Dessert


Optional toppings for this cobbler-like dessert range from vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to whipped cream or store bought whipped topping. In the future I plan to serve it with the marvelous flavors in coconut milk whipped topping and cajeta sauce. When I think about pairing these two recipes on this peach dessert in the future I am tempted to stop everything and go do it now!

Say yes to the power of oat flour!
Say yes to the power of oat flour! | Source

Oats really are Gluten Free!

Make sure your oat flour is certified GF!
Make sure your oat flour is certified GF! | Source

Homemade Gluten Free Flour Mix

Using Oat Flour

Oat flour makes a soft dough so I have mixed it with several other flours for a firmer texture in other recipe experiments. You can check out some of those recipes in the next set of links. Because I am currently focusing on learning more about using oat flour alone a little research led me to the following links that you might also be interested in:


• Article discusses certified GF oat flour and contains an oat flour chocolate cake recipe worth trying out.

• A quick look at what oat flour is so you can be ready in the future.

Compare oat flour with wheat flour to help you decide why and when to use it.

• Discovering oat flour for gluten free and easy baking is a not-to-be-missed option.

• A discussion on using oat flour when making cookies. Be warned, it’s dangerous!

• An overview of substitutions for white flour that will help you make good decisions.

• Some expert info on GF flours.

Cooking with almond flour is a great choice.

• A rundown on how to substitute alternative flours.

• A look at non-standard flours.

• FDA food allergen info.


NutriBullet Oat Flour

Two Alternative Flour Recipes Containing Oat Flour:


• This banana bread recipe using alternative flours is one of our favorites.

Garbanzo flour peach cobbler recipe with oat flour.


A GF Sandwich Bread:


• Check out this gluten free almond sandwich bread recipe that has flour options which can make it a versatile favorite in the GF kitchen.

Easy Coconut Flour Bread

Is Dairy Free Your Need?

Or maybe you just need cow milk free, like me. Do you know that coconut oil is healthy replacement for butter. Check out more dairy and cows' milk free recipes:


Replace eggs the healthy, easy way--use flax seed!

• A cow milk free "ice cream" sandwich cake.

• It's always a good time for chocolate and dairy free makes an easy cake recipe!

• Easy cow milk free and GF brownies.

Zero cow's milk mashed potatoes updated for your health!



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Do You have Experience Using Oat Flour for Baking? 36 comments

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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love peaches, and this sounds likes a very tasty way to use them, RTalloni! I appreciate all your advice about baking with gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. Your dessert recipes are very useful for someone with food allergies and intolerances, and they sound and look delicious, too! I'll pin this on my Recipes board.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i love to try new dessert. Oat flour with peaches sounds cool. Great for tea-time, healthy and gluten free. Useful for those food allergic people. Voted useful


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for this healthy recipe. I'm sure the ginger gives it a really unique flavor.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I have never baked with oat flour, so it is about time. The peach dessert looks delicious, so I am copying this 5 star recipe. Thanks.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

Oh my, this dessert looks AMAZING! I've never used oat flour in baking before but would love to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe and fantastic photos. Rated awesome and up!


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