This incredible gluten free blueberry cobbler is one of the easiest desserts to make. If you are a cobbler fanatic, you are going to love every bite of this blueberry cobbler. The blueberries are topped with a flaky sweet biscuits gluten free cobbler topping.
It is that time of the year when blueberries are at their juiciest. You can buy blueberries all year long, but only in the spring and summer are they at their peak flavor!
Baking with blueberries is one of the best ways to celebrate their flavor! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a pound of blueberries to make this classic cobbler recipe.
One of my Fearless Dining readers, Linda C, sent me an email telling me how much she missed her mother's blueberry cobbler since going gluten free. When I thought about it, I couldn't remember the last time I had a blueberry cobbler. I started working on a recipe that I hoped Linda would think was worthy. I can't wait to hear what you think of this easy dessert.
Get ready for the best gluten free blueberry cobbler, ever! If you love all flavors of cobbler, check out all of my gluten free cobbler recipes.
Why This Recipe Is Great:
- This homemade cobbler is sweet and full of fresh blueberry flavors.
- This recipe is both gluten free and dairy-free, making it easy to serve to guests with allergies.
- My blueberry dessert is a beginner-level recipe and the sweet biscuit cobbler topping is easy to make.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe! You can also use any seasonal fruit to make instead of the blueberries. In the summer I also love making this Gluten Free Peach Cobbler.
- If you prefer a paleo (grain-free) biscuit topping, try this Paleo Peach Cobbler topping over the blueberries. This paleo cobbler is a great healthy blueberry cobbler option because it has no refined sugars.
- Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free 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.
- Baking powder - Be sure to use an aluminum-free baking powder.
- Coconut oil - You can use another light oil if you prefer. Don't use olive oil.
- Blueberries - you can use fresh or frozen. Note if you use frozen blueberries, let them thaw and pour out some of the extra liquid.
This easy gluten free blueberry cobbler recipe will rock your world. If you want to try another great recipe, you will want to make these Gluten Free Blueberry Scones!
Recipe Step By Step Directions:
It really is easy...grab some fresh blueberries and preheat your oven to 350º F!
Step 1: Combine your gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large
Step 2: In a small separate bowl, add the vanilla extract, non-dairy milk, and warm coconut oil. Mix the wet ingredients together.
Step 3: Pour your wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Mix them into a smooth biscuit dough.
Step 4: In a medium
Step 5: Prepare an 8x8 baking pan. You can either grease the pan (I used spray coconut oil) or line it with parchment paper.
Step 6: Pour the blueberry topping into the pan first.
Step 7: Spread the cobbler topping on top of the blueberry mixture. Use a large spoon or spatula to spread the cobbler topping over the blueberry filling.
Step 8: Bake at 350º F for 30-35 minutes. The actual baking time will depend on how thick you add the topping and the size of the baking dish you use.
Step 9: Spoon some of the gluten free blueberry cobbler onto a plate and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! This is such an easy recipe, and it is perfect for summer days, or any day!
Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh for up to 4 days. To reheat the cobbler, you can put it into the microwave oven for 35-40 seconds to warm.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this cobbler recipe. Note if you use frozen blueberries that your blueberry mixture will be a little wetter if you don't drain some of the liquid.
This cobbler recipe is finished baking when the top is firm to the touch. You can insert a toothpick into the biscuit topping. If the toothpick comes back dry, and the blueberry bottom is bubbly, the cobbler is ready.
You can easily make this into a crisp. Just use the crisp topping recipe in my Gluten Free Apricot Crisp recipe.
More Gluten Free Dessert Recipes To Try:
- Plums are another delicious summer fruit. Give them a try in this easy Gluten Free Plum Galette.
- This Gluten Free Cream Puffs recipe is so good!
- Another classic gluten free dessert, this Gluten Free Classic Bread Pudding is quick and easy to make.
This post was updated from an old July 2018 post with more instructions.
Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler
- ¾ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum free
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond milk depending on the gluten free flour blend, you may need to add a little more milk.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- dash salt
- 3 cups fresh blueberries * see note
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch * see note
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Combine your gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk your dry ingredients to blend.
- In a small bowl, add the vanilla extract, non-dairy milk, and coconut oil. Mix the wet ingredients together with a whisk.
- Pour your wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Mix them into a smooth biscuit dough.
- In a medium bowl, add the blueberries. This blueberry layer is where much of the flavor comes from. Add the starch, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss to coat the blueberries.
- Prepare an 8x8 baking pan. Grease the pan with spray oil to prevent sticking.
- Pour the blueberry topping into the pan first. Spread the cobbler topping on top of the blueberry mixture. Use a large spoon or spatula to spread the cobbler topping over the blueberry filling.
- Bake at 350º F for 30-35 minutes. The actual baking time will depend on how thick you add the topping and the size of the baking dish you use.
- 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.
- Depending on the gluten free flour mix you use, you may need to add 2 tablespoon of additional flour. If you use one of the blends I list, you don't...but I find some of the starchier blends need more flour so they don't turn out too runny.
- You can also use cornstarch if you do not have tapioca starch.
- You can use frozen blueberries. Be sure to thaw them and drain half of the juice.
- This crisp will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
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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Thanks for the alternative for my favorite dessert. Can't wait to try it
You are so welcome 🙂
Love this recipe for my gluten-free friends! Love the juicy filling!
Thank you so much Marjory!
Blueberry Cobbler is a MUST during the summer. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your GF recipe, it's SO good!
I am so glad you like it Jillian 🙂
I tried this recipe today according to instructions. The flour mixture was very pourable and definitely not as thick as shown in the video. I used King Arthur Gluten free all purpose flour. It came out good but it stayed in the oven another 10 minutes to firm up and it came out more cake-like than cobbler like. Next time I'll try it with a 1/2 cup of almond milk instead of 2/3 cup.
Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for your note. I will make a note in the recipe for people. I haven't used that particular flour blend that you used. Thank you!
So only two people who commented actually tried this recipe, and it failed for both. Why does this have a 5 star rating? I'd like to try the recipe but I don't want to waste the ingredients if it's not going to work well, and it's frustrating for the star ratings to mean nothing.
Also, the calorie count seemed low so I plugged it into a calorie counter and got 193 calories per serving for 9 servings (which is still not bad).
For Diane who doesn't cook with oil, she could try using applesauce. That sometimes works as a substitute in baked goods.
Hi Darryl, Thank you so much for your note. That is a great tip to use applesauce, I haven't tried that for a cobbler topping, but I hope Diane writes in to let us know if that worked. As for the recipe, I have made it several times. This recipe didn't come out the same for one person, I am not sure where you see two people, but if they used a different gluten free flour, that is probably why. Each brand of gluten free flour blend works differently and if someone tries a different flour, then it is hard for me to advise. I hope this helps clear up a few of your questions.