This Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler has a fluffy cake topping and is EASY to make from scratch! It can be made with fresh, frozen or canned peaches so you can enjoy it year-round. 

This post includes step-by-step instructions and detailed tips so you can make perfect gluten-free cobbler every time.

gluten-free peach cobbler on a white dish topped with ice cream

This gluten-free cobbler is based on my Grandma’s long-time family favorite recipe for peach cobbler. It’s a summertime favorite that turns out so good – nobody will be able to tell it’s gluten-free!

The topping has simple ingredients and turns out cakey and delicious with a little crunch from a cinnamon sugar topping. The lightly sweet, fluffy topping perfectly compliments the dense sweetened peaches.

Serve this cobbler with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a dessert everyone will love!

Ingredients for the Filling

ingredients for peach cobbler filling in bowls on marble background

  • Peaches: Fresh peaches are my #1 choice for this cobbler! However, it will still turn out great using frozen or canned peaches.
    • FRESH PEACHES: Peel them and use as instructed.
    • CANNED PEACHES: Drain off the juice and give them a rinse.
    • FROZEN PEACHES: Thaw completely before using. I usually do this overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a little more flavor to the filling than white sugar.
  • Cornstarch: You don’t want the filling to be too runny or the gluten-free topping won’t hold up with the juices. A little cornstarch lends the perfect thickness to the juices.
  • Water: Just a little bit to help create a sauce.
  • Lemon Juice: Brightens the flavors of the peaches.
  • Butter: For a little extra richness. You can omit this or use vegan butter for a dairy-free option!

Gluten-Free Cobbler Tip: You don’t want the filling to be too runny or the gluten-free topping won’t hold up with the juices. A little cornstarch lends the perfect thickness to the juices so the topping stays fluffy and intact. 

Making the Filling

step by step photos of how to make peach cobbler

  1. Add the peaches, water, cornstarch and brown sugar to a pan.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring often, then remove from the heat.
  3. Add the butter and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into a 9×13 pan.

Variation Tip: Try replacing 1 cup of the peaches with 1 cup of blueberries for a delicious peach blueberry cobbler! Or try this gluten-free blueberry cobbler

Ingredients for the Topping

ingredients for topping in bowls on marble background

  • Gluten-Free Flour: I like to use a high-quality 1:1 gluten-free baking flour. This is my favorite brand.
  • Sugar: The topping isn’t overly sweet so just 1/2 cup.
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Metled Butter
  • Milk: You can substitute almond milk for a dairy-free option.
  • Cinnamon Sugar: A mixture of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg makes a delicious topping to sprinkle over the cobbler for a little crunch.

Making the Topping

step by step photos of how to make cobbler topping

  1. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients separately.
  2. Add the wet to the dry and stir to combine.
  3. Spoon the topping evenly over to fruit layer. This works best by placing small dollops of the batter over the filling then spread with a small off-set spatula.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake.

peach cobbler in pan being scooped with a spoon

Serving/Storing Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

This gluten-free peach cobbler bakes up with a bubbly filling and a cakey/crisp golden topping. You’ll want to let it cool for 30 minutes before serving.

This cobbler is also best served the day it’s made. You can make it a few hours in advance, but any longer than that and the topping will start to get wet from the peach juices. Serve this cobbler with ice cream or whipped cream!

close up of peach cobbler in pan

I hope I’ve set you up for success to make delicious gluten-free peach cobbler.  If you love this recipe as much as we do leave me a comment/rating below. I’d also be happy to help with any questions. Happy Baking!

PS – Feel like crisp instead? Try this Gluten-Free Peach Crisp or this Gluten-Free Apple Crisp.

gluten-free peach cobbler on white plate
5 from 71 votes

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings
This Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler has a fluffy cake topping and is EASY to make from scratch! It can be made with fresh, frozen or canned peaches so you can enjoy it year-round. 

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 2 lbs peaches fresh, frozen or canned will work (see note below)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

For Sprinkling:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions 

MAKE THE FILLING:

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Place the peaches, water, brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, while stirring often. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and butter.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a 9x13 pan.

MAKE THE TOPPING:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix together the milk and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Mix together the sprinkling mixture in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Spoon the topping evenly over to fruit layer. This works best by placing small dollops of the batter over the filling then spreading with a small off-set spatula. It is ok if there are a few gaps in the topping but try and make it as even as possible. Sprinkle with the sprinkling mixture (you may not use all the cinnamon sugar).
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use fresh, frozen or canned peaches for this recipe. 
  • FRESH PEACHES: Peel them and use as instructed.
  • CANNED PEACHES: Drain off the juice and give them a rinse.
  • FROZEN PEACHES: Thaw completely before using. I usually do this overnight in the refrigerator. 
 
MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use vegan butter and almond milk (or another dairy-free milk) to make this cobbler dairy-free.
 
DELICIOUS VARIATION: Try replacing 1 cup of the peaches with 1 cup of blueberries for a tasty peach blueberry cobbler!

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Well, well, well, after years of trying gluten free cobbler recipes we hit the jackpot with this one! My oldest have Celiac disease (and lactose intolerant) and must stick to a strict gluten free diet. Being from Louisiana we LOVE cobblers of all flavors. We have tried too many GF recipes to count. This recipe is perfect just the way it is, and we cannot wait to try different fruits with it. My daughter wants to thank you a thousand times for this recipe. She had given up on ever having a delicious cobbler again. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I made a peach/blueberry cobbler. It was delicious! My daughter was amazed that it was gluten-free. We are looking forward to repeating this recipe many times this summer!

  3. Hi! Just wondering if I use canned peaches for this recipe, should I still cook them in water, considering they’re already soft and just about falling apart? Or just drain and stir through lemon juice and melted butter?

    1. It’s still a good idea to cook the filling in advance even with canned peaches. You want the cornstarch to thicken the juices on the stovetop. I would just be sure to stir very lightly so the peaches don’t fall apart!

      1. I used frozen peaches and didn’t bother to thaw them. Turned out excellent!!! I only did half the fruit since it was an experiment but wow, we ate half the dish before dinner.
        I think I might use the topping recipe as a cake recipe. It was delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! The topping was so spongy and perfect texture. I used almond milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar and monk sugar. The fruit portion I used a vanilla peach sauce I canned this summer and nectarines with arrowroot to thicken it. Thank you this is now a family favorite!

  5. Love this cobbler!!!! I made it with almond milk, vegan butter and cane sugars so my daughter could eat and she loved it. It turned out great

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing!! My hubby could not even tell it was gluten free! I used fresh peaches and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour. Delicious!!

  7. Hmm … I’ll start off by saying I’m a cook not a baker and this recipe showed my true colors! First time making a peach cobbler and this didn’t come out. My peach mixture was very soupy… I brought it to a boil as instructed as took it off, but did I overdo it? Same with my topping , was very watery. I added more flour (bobs redmill 1:1) but still didn’t look like the pictures here. More like pancake batter.

    I don’t want to write a poor review because there are tweaks I could probably do to make this come out right. Would appreciate any guidance so I can try again. Thanks!

    1. Hi Dana! What kind of peaches did you use? I would recommend cooking them a little longer so the filling isn’t so soupy. Depending on how you measured the flour, it sounds like your topping didn’t have enough flour. I would add a little more (1 tablespoon at a time) so the topping is the right consistency (see the photos). A lot can depend on the humidity and type of peaches you use. I hope this helps!

      1. 5 stars
        Excellent cobbler. The best!!. My husband who usually frowns on gluten free recipes loved it and requested I make it again. I cut the recipe in half and used an 8×8 pan. A friend of mine tasted the cobbler the next day and asked for the recipe. However she used regular unbleached flour instead of gluten free when she made this and said it turned out very yummy.

    2. 5 stars
      This is an excellent recipe! The filling was a perfect consistency and the topping so light and fluffy. Love the cinnamon sugar topping too. 5 star for sure!!

  8. How can I freeze this? I want to take this for a girls weekend trip and prefer to bake it just before serving.

    1. Unfortunately this won’t hold up well to freezing. You can make the filling in advance and refrigerate it. I usually measure all the dry ingredients in a small bag so I can mix it together easily just before baking for an occasion like this. I hope this helps!

  9. 5 stars
    Wow, absolutely delicious. We are just entering peach season here in CT and the blueberries are ripe for the picking. I grabbed what I needed rom the farm stand and made this today. After cooling a bit on the counter, the filling was nice and thick and perfectly sweet. We added some vanilla ice cream, not needed but why not?!

    1. Adding ice cream is always a good idea! I’m so glad it turned out for you. Love it when the filling cools and thickens like that!

  10. 5 stars
    Made with Pamela’s Artisian GF Flour blend (cup4cup) and fresh peaches. I added 1 tsp. Cardamon to the peach mixture and with the sprinkled topping. DIVINE

  11. 5 stars
    This was delicious! My FIL said it tasted like “normal peach cobbler”. I used Cup4Cup GF flower replacement and about 12 small-med peaches and it was perfect following the recipe as is!

  12. 5 stars
    Just like the chocolate chip cookies, this was another absolutely delicious recipe! I added frozen blueberries, since I didn’t have quite enough fresh peaches to fill my baking dish, and everyone loved it. My dad said he couldn’t even tell it was gluten-free! It’s great with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Can’t wait to make it again!

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