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.
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Today, Mr. Fearless Dining is trying to replicate a recipe both he and my son 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 biscuits with peaches in the Dutch oven and set them 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 gluten free peach cobbler is made with simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store.
- One bite of this homemade cobbler recipe and your mouth will be filled with juicy sweet peach with a hint of brown sugar...totally irresistible!
- This recipe can be enjoyed ALL YEAR LONG. Use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches to make this deliciously easy gluten free peach cobbler at any time. This cobbler shouldn't just be a summer dessert. It is just too good not to enjoy it more often.
- This cobbler recipe is not only easy to make, but it will also feed 6-7 cobbler loving people! This is a comforting dish that is wildly popular after any family meal.
If you want to try a different type of cobbler, give my Gluten Free Cake Mix Cobbler a try too!
- Fresh Peaches - You can use either white or yellow peaches for this recipe. See the FAQ below for some tips to ripen your peaches. See the FAQ to get the directions if you are using frozen peaches.
- Brown Sugar - I love the way brown sugar caramelizes with 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 Gluten Free Flour 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. Some readers have also commented that psyllium husk also works great.
- Almond Milk - Other dairy-free kinds of milk, and regular milk will all work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
- Almonds - This is totally optional. I add them for a little bit of protein.
If you are grain-free and eat paleo, I have a Paleo Peach Cobbler recipe for you!
How To Make Gluten Free Peach Cobbler:
Step 1: Wash your peaches and pat them dry with a towel. Place a peach on a cutting board and cut up the fresh peaches into slices.
Step 2: Add the brown sugar and melted butter. Mix to coat the peach slices in the sugar mixture.
*If your peaches are not quite ripe, see below in my FAQ on how to quickly ripen peaches! I also talk about ways of using frozen peaches in this easy peach cobbler with canned peaches.
Step 3: Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use a wire whisk to blend these dry ingredients together.
Step 4: In a small bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix the two until they are just barely mixed.
For best results, do not use a stand mixer to mix up the gluten free cobbler topping. It will overmix the batter and your cobbler topping will not be fluffy.
Step 5: This is what your cobbler batter consistency will look like. If you are grain-free and prefer a paleo topping, try this easy Paleo Biscuits recipe!
Step 6: Add the peach mixture to a prepared greased 8x8 pan. (You can also line your pan with parchment paper if you prefer. Use a large spoon to spread the peaches around so the entire bottom of the pan is covered.
Step 7: Use a large spoon or cookie scoop to drop the gluten free biscuit topping on top of your peach mixture. You don't have to do this in any fancy way, just drop it on. Bake the peach cobbler for 25-30 minutes at 350º F.
I know summer can be hot so feel free to bake this in a large toaster oven, or small convection oven. I hope to test this recipe in my air fryer soon too.
Step 8: Serve this gluten free peach cobbler warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! Your whole family will love this recipe. It is a family favorite in our house!
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 are 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 sliced
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoons melted butter unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch * see note
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Topping:
- 1 ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 egg large
- 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 the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Wash your peaches, then slice the peaches into slivers. Add the peaches to a large sized bowl.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ground cinnamon to the peaches and toss to mix.
- Spray coconut oil (or other light oil) into an 8x8 baking dish. This will help prevent sticking.
- Add peaches to the baking dish. Use a spoon to spread them around the pan evenly.
- If you chose to use almonds, sprinkle almonds on top.
- Spoon the cobbler mixture on top of the peaches.
- Bake the cobbler 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.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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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.)