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The Best Gluten Free Peach Cobbler | Vegan

by Capri Lilly
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This easy recipe gives you the best gluten-free peach cobbler with the perfect, fluffy cinnamon-sugar cake topping and sweet, succulent peach filling. So good, no one would ever guess it’s gluten-free and vegan! 

If you love peach desserts you’ll definitely want to try my Air Fryer Peaches, Gluten-Free Peach Crisp, or Gluten-Free Strawberry Peach Galette next.

overhead shot of peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a rectangular baking dish with fresh peaches shown in the background on the site of the baking dish

I have to thank my grandmother for this delicious southern peach cobbler recipe! Growing up, each year I looked forward to the summer because it meant that peaches were in season, which ultimately meant my grandmother would be making her famous peach cobbler! When she brought it to our family cookouts and gatherings, it was the first dessert gone! Even our neighbors would line up at the door just for a slice of my grandmother’s peach cobbler!

My grandmother poured her heart into everything she baked. I felt absolutely honored when she finally shared her secrets to making the best peach cobbler. Now, I am excited to share them with you! 

peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a rectangular baking dish with fresh peaches shown in the background on the site of the baking dish

Easy Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe

I’ve taken my grandmother’s peach cobbler recipe and altered it a bit to make it more of my own. The fluffy, cakey crust is made using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour and to keep this cobbler dairy-free I use Vegan Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread. This gluten-free cobbler is slightly healthier than typical cobbler recipes but is still warm, succulent, and sweet with the perfect cakey cinnamon sugar crust!

Why You’ll Love This Peach Cobbler Recipe:

  • It’s Vegan: Not only is this peach cobbler completely gluten-free, but it is vegan too, which means more people can partake in this delightful dessert!
  • Easy To Follow: Whether you are a beginner or expert baker, this recipe is for you! It also includes a step-by-step video so that you can nail the recipe!
  • Easily Customizable: If you are not sensitive to gluten, feel free to use regular flour. You can also use regular butter if you prefer.
  • Perfect For Any Occasion: This is the perfect summer dessert but it is great in the fall too! If you do not have fresh peaches available, you can use frozen peaches.
ingredients needed to make peach cobbler show are the peach filling ingredients at the top which are a bowl of sliced peaches a measuring cup with water a measuring cup with brown sugar a small teaspoon of cinnamon a ramekin of cornstart a ramekin of vegan butter and a half lemon on the bottom are the ingredients for the buttery cake topping shown are a measuring cup with butter vanilla extract and almond milk and a large bowl with gluten free for brown sugar baking powder and salt

Ingredients You Will Need:

Peach Cobbler Filling:

Buttery, Cake Topping:

  • Flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 All Purpose Baking Flour)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Butter (I use Vegan Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread)
  • Vanilla Extract

Topping for Crust:

  • Coconut Sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
how to make peach cobbler from scratch

How To Easily Make Peach Cobbler From Scratch

  1. Combine the peaches, cornstarch, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil. Then stir in lemon, vanilla extract, and butter.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. Slowly mix in the butter mixture until just combined
  6. The batter should be thick, yet clump-free
  7. Using a spoon, drop the batter onto the top of the peach mixture. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping
  8. Bake until golden and the fruit is bubbling

Recipe Substitutions And Variations

  • Gluten-Free Flours:  This recipe is completely gluten-free. I like to use Bob’s Red Mills 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. Any gluten-free flour blend with xantham gum already in the ingredients, like King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour, should work.
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have any gluten sensitivities, feel free to use regular flour.
  • Want To Make A Dairy-Free Peach Cobbler? You can use dairy-free alternative milk like coconut milk or almond milk (my preference). You can also replace the non-dairy milk with regular milk if you prefer.
  • Cornstarch Substitute: If you do not or cannot have cornstarch you can use tapioca or arrowroot starch to make the peach cobbler filling.
  • Brown Sugar Substitute: You can substitute brown sugar for white sugar (completely your preference). If you would like to make this cobbler refined sugar-free, you can replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar.
  • Vegan Butter Substitute: I use Vegan Earth Balance: Original Buttery Spread. You can always use regular butter instead of vegan butter in this recipe. 

What peaches to use for cobbler?

Fresh, canned, or frozen peaches work perfectly fine when making this gluten-free peach cobbler. If using frozen peaches, make sure the peaches are completely thawed before using. 

close up of peach cobbler on a plate with a baking dish of gluten free peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream and serving spoon in the dish

How To Serve And Store This Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

  • Peach cobbler is best served warm and on the day it is made. Enjoy with your favorite {dairy-free} vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
  • You can store the peach cobbler covered on the counter if you plan on finishing the cobbler within 24 hours. 
  • If you would like it to last longer, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

How To Reheat Peach Cobbler

If you want to reheat your cobbler, you can place it on an oven-safe dish and reheat at 300°F for about 10-15 minutes — which is my preferred method. You can also warm it in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds.

overhead shot of peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a rectangular baking dish with fresh peaches shown in the background on the site of the baking dish

DID YOU MAKE THIS GLUTEN-FREE PEACH COBBLER RECIPE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT!

If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

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Gluten Free Peach Cobbler

This easy recipe gives you the best gluten-free peach cobbler with the perfect, fluffy cinnamon-sugar cakey topping and sweet, succulent peach filling. So good, you’d never guess its gluten-free!!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

Peach Filling

  • 7 Fresh Peaches (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Crust Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 tsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Instructions

Peach Filling Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×9 bakng dish lightly with butter or cooking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine the peaches, cornstarch, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil, making sure to stir frequently. Add the butter, lemon, and vanilla extract and continue to boil the mixture for 2 more minutes to allow the filling to thicken.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and transfer the mixture into the 9X9 baking dish. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the crust. Combine the melted butter, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a measuring glass. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. (If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tsp of almond milk at a time until the dough comes together).
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together for the cinnamon sugar topping. (you can skip this step if you'd like)
  • Spoon the dough on top of the peach mixture. It is okay if there are a few gaps. If you would like to even out the dough, coat your hands in a bit of olive oil and spread the dough as you'd like. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly on top of the dough
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Remove the cobbler from the oven and set aside to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you use canned peaches, rinse the peaches before using them. 
  • If you use frozen peaches, make sure they are thawed before using. I recommend using about 4 cups of frozen peaches. You can place them in the fridge overnight to thaw or bake them in the oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until they are completely thawed.
  • Peeling the fresh peaches is not required, the skin can be left on the peaches. 
  • Slice the peaches thinly for the best results.
  • I use Bob’s Red Mills 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour for this recipe. (can sub regular flour)
  • To best measure the flour, use a small spoon and scoop the flour into a measuring cup until you get the indicated amount
  • I use Vegan Earth Butter to keep this recipe Vegan. (can sub regular butter)
  • For substitutions, read “substitute options” in the post above.
  • Peach Cobbler is best enjoyed the day it is made. You can store it covered on the counter for 24 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To rewarm the cobber, cover it with a lid or foil, place in a preheated oven of 300°F, and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal

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42 comments

Renia September 9, 2020 - 9:22 pm

5 stars
Yes!!!! This GF peach cobbler is what the Fall needs. So yummy and flavorful. Great recipe.

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Capri Lilly September 10, 2020 - 12:26 am

Thank you Renia! I am glad you like it!

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Robin September 10, 2020 - 7:31 pm

5 stars
I recently found out that I’m gluten intolerant, so I appreciate your recipes.

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Capri Lilly September 11, 2020 - 1:35 am

You’re very welcome! All my recipes are gluten-free so definitely browse around. I hope I can be a good resource for you! <3

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Adri September 14, 2020 - 2:35 pm

5 stars
I made this for a teammate who is GF and she loved it! This recipe is a keeper, and honestly delicious even if you aren’t GF!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2020 - 5:38 pm

I am happy to hear that! That’s the goal for me: even if you aren’t gluten-free you enjoy it and never know the difference! 🙂

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Desirée September 14, 2020 - 2:37 pm

5 stars
Girl, this peach cobbler hit the spot!! Will definitely be making this again!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Yess! Mission accomplished 🙂 Glad you liked it!

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Mila September 14, 2020 - 3:18 pm

5 stars
The crust and filling were great. Thanks for this recipe!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Anytime, Mila!

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Carita Fambro September 14, 2020 - 3:48 pm

5 stars
This recipe was perfect for my small family dinner party this weekend. I have a few gluten free guests and was in need a quick and easy peach cobbler option. This recipe did NOT disappoint and the directions were so thorough with tons of tips and tricks! Definitely adding this to the rotation!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2020 - 5:40 pm

Hi Carita! I am happy you and your family enjoyed the recipe! 🙂

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Chenée Lewis September 14, 2020 - 8:00 pm

5 stars
This peach cobbler was SO good! I wouldn’t even have guessed that it was gluten free — the crust is so fluffy and delicious.

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Capri Lilly September 15, 2020 - 12:53 am

Yes! That is just what I like to hear! I am glad you liked the recipe, Chenee!

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Britney September 14, 2020 - 8:23 pm

5 stars
This recipe is literal perfection and so easy to follow! I needed something to do with my peaches and this recipe was right up my alley! The topping was crispy and buttery tasting and I loved the cinnamony peaches 😍 thanks for such an amazing recipe!

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Crystal September 15, 2020 - 1:29 pm

5 stars
This was so delicious!! All of the substitution tips and visuals were super-helpful!

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Capri Lilly September 15, 2020 - 4:33 pm

Hi Crystal! I am glad you found the tips and visuals helpful!

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Tamara September 15, 2020 - 2:39 pm

5 stars
I was looking for a gluten free dessert recipe to add to our Thanksgiving menu, as we have a few family members that are intolerant. After testing your recipe, it is a FOR SURE addition to our menu! Thanksgiving is a huge deal in our family, so I couldn’t show-up with just anything! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Chef Mireille September 16, 2020 - 2:53 am

5 stars
I love the rich color and flavor achieved by using brown sugar. This is going to be my go to holiday dessert for the gluten free members of my family.

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 6:10 am

Thank you, Chef Mireille! Your gluten-free (and non-gluten-free) family members will be very happy when they taste this 🙂

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Marta September 16, 2020 - 4:43 pm

5 stars
No one in my family believed that this peach cobbler was a vegan recipe. You’re helping me convert my family one dish at a time.

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 6:08 am

Yayy! I am happy to hear that Marta!

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