This gluten free peach cobbler is full of juicy peaches....it makes your kitchen smell so good when it is baking. Topped with a fluffy gluten free biscuit topping, this gf cobbler is the perfect topper for this delicious summer treat.
One bite of this homemade peach cobbler and your mouth will be filled with juicy sweet peach with a hint of brown sugar...totally irresistible! If you are grain-free and eat paleo, I have a Paleo Peach Cobbler recipe for you!
My husband loves to make breakfast with the kids on the weekends. For years it has been their special time. Now that our kids are teens, that time together is less and less. The kids are much more likely to sleep in than get up and make breakfast with dad.
Today, Mr. Fearless Dining is trying to replicate a recipe both he and my son both love. My son is a Boy Scout. When my husband was a scout, he remembers making a peach cobbler on a camping trip. They would layer biscuit with peaches in the Dutch oven and set it on top of the coals.
I don't have a Dutch oven, so I am going to make this gluten free version as close as I can to the original. I hope you love this gluten free peach cobbler recipe as much as my family does. You may also love these delicious Gluten Free Peach Muffins.
Why this recipe is great:
This recipe can be enjoyed ALL YEAR LONG. Use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches to make this deliciously easy gluten free peach cobbler any time. This cobbler shouldn't just be a summer dessert. It is just too good not to enjoy it more often.
If you love peaches, you will want to give this grilled peaches recipe a try too! If you want to try a fun cobbler, give my Gluten Free Cake Mix Cobbler a try too!
What you need to make this cobbler:
- Fresh peaches - You can use either white or yellow peaches for this recipe. See below for some tips to ripen your peaches.
- Brown sugar - I love the way brown sugar caramelizes with the sweet peaches. You can also use coconut sugar, but it won't have quite the same flavor.
- Cornstarch - You can also use tapioca or arrowroot starch if you are corn-free.
- Gluten free flour blend - I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Xanthan gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Almond milk - Other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
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Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Cut up fresh peaches and add brown sugar and butter. (Feel free to add blueberries too if you like!)
**If your peaches are not quite ripe, see below in my tips section how to quickly ripen peaches! I also talk about ways of using frozen peaches in this easy peach cobbler with canned peaches.
Step 2: Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk to blend them together.
Step 3: In a smaller bowl, add your wet ingredients and whisk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.
Step 4: Mix together the cobbler biscuit topping. This is what your batter consistency will look like. If you prefer a paleo, grain-free topping, try this easy Paleo Biscuits recipe!
Step 5: Add the peaches mixture to a greased 8x8 pan. Optional: Spread the slivered almonds on top.
Step 6: Drop the gluten free biscuit topping on top of your peach mixture and bake it for 25-30 minutes at 350º F. I know summer can be hot so feel free to bake this in a toaster oven, or small convection oven.
Step 7: Serve this biscuit drop style cobbler warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
You may also want to try my homemade gluten free peach cake recipe too.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
How to ripen peaches:
Ripening peaches is easy and you can choose how quickly to ripen them. If you have a couple of days, you can place your hard peaches in a brown paper bag. You can also put a banana in the bag, which will help speed this process up because of the ethylene gases.
You can also ripen peaches in a microwave. You will need to cut your peaches into slices or chunks, leaving the skin on so you get the flavors from it. Toss with the sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and butter and microwave for 3-4 minutes
I do not peel peaches before using them in my recipes. The skin is very soft and softens even more while baking.
You can easily use frozen peaches but I recommend thawing your peaches before using them.
Yes, you can use canned peaches. They make an easy peach cobbler with canned peaches. Most canned peaches full of sweet syrup, which can make your crisp too sweet. If you use canned peaches you may consider buying the least syrupy brand you can find. You can also rinse the peaches in a colander to remove the syrup.
For this cobbler recipe, you will bake it for 20-25 minutes at 350º F. I know summer can be hot so feel free to bake this in a toaster oven, or small convection oven.
You can definitely freeze this peach cobbler recipe. You will want to wrap the top of the dish in plastic wrap, then a layer of foil to prevent freezer burn.
To defrost the cobbler, remove the plastic wrap. Replace the foil over the cobbler and bake at 300º F for 15-20 minutes until warm.
You can easily make this cobbler nut-free by omitting the almond slices and using different non-dairy milk like rice milk.
This gluten free cobbler recipe is easy to make dairy-free. All you need to do is substitute coconut oil for the butter. You can also use a vegan butter substitute.
Can you make a fruit crisp instead?
You most definitely can make this a peach crisp instead. Use the crumble topping in my Gluten Free Apricot Crisp recipe instead of the biscuit topping.
You may also like this delicious Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler recipe. Top with whipped cream or ice cream! If you want to try an amazing cocktail made with peaches, give this Frozen Peach Margaritas recipe a try!
More gluten free fruity desserts:
- Gluten Free Plum Galette
- Creamy Gluten Free Apple Cake
- Healthy Lemon Bars
- Gluten Free Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars
Gluten Free Fresh Peach Cobbler
- 6-8 fresh peaches
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch * see note
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the Topping:
- 1 ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- ¾ cup almond milk * see note
- ¼ cup optional sliced almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add cobbler ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Slice peaches in to slivers and add to a medium sized bowl.
- Add the other fruit base ingredients to the peaches and toss to mix.
- Spray coconut oil (or other light oil) in a baking dish.
- Add peaches to the baking dish.
- Sprinkle almonds on top.
- Spoon cobbler mixture on top of the peaches.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
- You can use fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. Just thaw the frozen peaches before using them. If you use canned peaches, you will want to buy the least syrupy brand you can find and drain the peaches. If you don't like your cobbler too sweet, you may consider rinsing canned peaches in a colander.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
- If your peaches are not ripe, ripening peaches is easy and you can choose how quickly to ripen them. If you have a couple of days, you can place your hard peaches in a brown paper bag. You can also put a banana in the bag, which will help speed this process up because of the ethylene gases.
- This cobbler will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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(*This post was updated from an old 2016 post with newer photos and more details. Here is a photo from that old post.)