Microwave Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches & Bisquick

Sometimes, you want a quick and convenient dessert, and that’s where my microwave peach cobbler really shines. Sure, it’s not the same as baking it traditionally, but this version is ready in just minutes for a sweet treat when time is of the essence!

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Why Make Peach Cobbler in the Microwave?

  • Fast. A microwave cobbler is ready in just minutes. Even my air fryer peach cobbler needs to cook for 15 minutes, and that’s still saving time over a conventional oven!
  • Smaller Portions. You don’t have to make an entire tray of peach cobbler. I use a small microwave bowl that’s perfect for about 3-4 people. You can even scale down and make a single serving in a mug!
  • Convenient. Sure, the texture isn’t the same as a freshly baked cobbler. However, the microwave is convenient when you’re short on time, uses pantry ingredients instead of fresh ones you might not have, and even small studio apartments and dorms have microwaves!
holding up a spoonful of peach cobbler made in the microwave

Ingredients for Microwave Peach Cobbler

ingredients to make peach cobbler in the microwave
  • 15-ounce can peaches (sliced or diced) in juice, drained 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Bisquick (or another brand of baking mix)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can also use frozen peaches, but you’ll want to cook them ahead of time for 1-2 minutes to soften them. Fresh peaches need closer to 10 minutes to soften well
  • Instead of vanilla extract, you can also use almond, or omit entirely if preferred
  • If you don’t have Bisquick, you can substitute ½ cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and increase the brown sugar to ½ cup. Cake mix is also an acceptable substitute (yellow or butter cake), but then I usually omit the additional sugar

How to Make Microwave Peach Cobbler

  1. To a microwave safe dish (0.5 to 1 qt size is fine) or pie plate, add your drained peaches, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring to distribute the cinnamon well
add drained peaches, vanilla, and cinnamon to a microwave safe dish
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Bisquick, brown sugar, butter, and milk, and stir until the batter is smooth
in a small bowl mix bisquick, brown sugar, butter, and milk
  1. Drop the batter in dollops on top of the peaches. Keep it in a relatively even layer, and you want natural gaps in it so that the peach juice can bubble up through
drop bisquick batter in drops on top of peaches
  1. Cook in the microwave uncovered on high for 5-6 minutes, until peaches are bubbly and the topping is set in the center. It may be slightly shiny in the center, but shouldn’t be wet or raw dough when touched
microwave until the peaches are bubbly and the topping is set
  1. Enjoy warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired!
overhead view of microwave peach cobbler on a black plate with a spoon to the side

Additional Microwave Peach Recipes to Try

Recipe FAQs

How Long Does It Take to Make Peach Cobbler in the Microwave?

It typically takes about 5-7 minutes to cook peach cobbler in the microwave, depending on your microwave’s power and the size of your dish.

In a 1000W microwave, my 0.5-qt dish was done in about 5 ½ minutes.

What Type of Dish Should I Use for Microwave Peach Cobbler?

Use a microwave-safe dish, such as a ceramic or glass bowl. Ensure it’s deep enough to prevent the cobbler from overflowing while cooking.

A pie plate is also a good option, so long as it is microwave safe.

Can I Make Single-Serving Microwave Peach Cobblers?

Yes, you can make single-serving peach cobblers by using microwave-safe mugs or ramekins. Either scale down the recipe, or split evenly among 4 different mugs or ramekins.

Adjust the cooking time to about 1-2 minutes per mug for the smaller portions.

How Do I Know When the Peach Cobbler Is Done?

The peach cobbler is done when the top is set and the peaches are bubbly. You can insert a toothpick into the batter; if it comes out clean, it’s ready.

Alternatively, gently press the dough in the center of the dish. If it is still wet or raw, it needs more time. If your finger comes back clean, it is done. It may still be shiny looking, but it should not actually be wet to the touch.

Can I Add Toppings to My Microwave Peach Cobbler?

Yes, you can add toppings like a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream before serving.

To add a little kick of additional seasoning, try a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg as well.

How Can I Adjust the Sweetness of My Peach Cobbler?

Adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of sugar in the recipe. You can also use a sugar substitute if desired.

Make sure to use canned peaches in juice instead of syrup, to give better control over the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Is It Possible to Make a Healthier Version of Microwave Peach Cobbler?

Yes, you can make a healthier version by using whole wheat flour, reducing the amount of sugar, and using a healthier fat substitute like coconut oil or a reduced-fat butter.

Cooking times can vary with different ingredients, so adjust as needed.

Can I Use Other Fruits Instead of Peaches?

Yes, you can substitute peaches with other fruits like apples, berries, or pears.

Adjust the sugar and spice types and amounts based on the sweetness of the fruit used.

How Do I Prevent My Peach Cobbler from Becoming Soggy?

Ensure your dish is the right size to avoid overcrowding and cook in short intervals, checking frequently to avoid overcooking.

Drain any excess liquid from canned or frozen peaches before using them.

Recipe Pro Tips For Microwave Peach Cobbler

  • The peaches will be very hot after cooking, so use caution. I recommend letting it sit for a few minutes to cool before serving
  • When you spoon the cobbler out, it may visually appear dry, but it definitely is not! I thought I overcooked it the first time I made this but realized that looks can be deceiving
  • You can divide this recipe into individual mug cakes if preferred. Use 4 mugs or microwave safe ramekins, and reduce cooking time to 1-2 minutes per mug
microwave peach cobbler on a plate with whipped cream on top

Storing and Reheating Peach Cobbler

  • You can store leftover peach cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
  • To reheat, microwave for 30-60 seconds (depending on the size of your portion) and enjoy!

More Easy Microwave Desserts to Try

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a fast and easy summer dessert, look no further than this easy microwave peach cobbler. With canned peaches and Bisquick to give you a head start, it’s ready to enjoy in only about 10 minutes, and that includes cooking time!

It’s not quite the same as baking or air frying of course, since you won’t get a browned, crispy topping. However, you’ll still get a delicious, soft, and moist cobbler that’s similar texturally to a mug cake.

When you’re short on time, don’t have an oven, or don’t want to turn it on, this is a great option to have! Pair it with my simple Peach Cobbler Cocktail for the perfect drink accompaniment!

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Easy Microwave Peach Cobbler (With Canned Peaches & Bisquick)

This easy microwave peach cobbler recipe gets even more convenient thanks to the use of canned peaches and Bisquick. It’s a delicious shortcut dessert ready in only 10 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 245 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ounce can sliced or diced peaches, drained (in juice; not syrup)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Bisquick (or another brand of baking mix)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (not packed)
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • To a microwave safe dish (0.5 to 1 qt size is fine) or pie plate, add your drained peaches, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring to distribute the cinnamon well
    15 ounce can sliced or diced peaches, drained, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • In a small bowl, mix together the Bisquick, brown sugar, butter, and milk, and stir until the batter is smooth
    ½ cup Bisquick, ¼ cup brown sugar, 4 Tbsp salted butter, 2 Tbsp milk
  • Drop the batter in dollops on top of the peaches. Keep it in a relatively even layer, and you want natural gaps in it so that the peach juice can bubble up through
  • Cook in the microwave uncovered on high for 5-6 minutes, until peaches are bubbly and the topping is set in the center. It may be slightly shiny in the center, but shouldn’t be wet or raw dough when touched
  • Enjoy warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired!

Notes

  • You can also use frozen peaches, but you’ll want to cook them ahead of time for 1-2 minutes to soften them. Fresh peaches need closer to 10 minutes to soften well
  • Instead of vanilla extract, you can also use almond, or omit entirely if preferred
  • If you don’t have Bisquick, you can substitute ½ cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and increase the brown sugar to ½ cup. Cake mix is also an acceptable substitute (yellow or butter cake), but then I usually omit the additional sugar
  • The peaches will be very hot after cooking, so use caution. I recommend letting it sit for a few minutes to cool before serving
  • When you spoon the cobbler out, it may visually appear dry, but it definitely is not! I thought I overcooked it the first time I made this but realized that looks can be deceiving
  • You can divide this recipe into individual mug cakes if preferred. Use 4 mugs or microwave safe ramekins, and reduce cooking time to 1-2 minutes per mug
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any toppings added, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 154gCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7.8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 430IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1.1mg
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