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 105 votes

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the peaches, water, brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, while stirring often. Once the mixture starts to simmer, remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and butter. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together the milk and melted butter.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Spoon the topping evenly over the peach 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.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon for the topping. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar topping over the cobbler.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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. We’re so glad you enjoyed the cobbler, Gerri! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us.

  1. This topping sounds delicious! If I combined 1 1/2 times the list of ingredients for the topping, would this work for a 9″ x 13″ pan, or would having half again as much topping make the cobbler too dry? I would be serving it with a scoop of ice cream.

    1. Hi Peggy, this recipe calls for a 9×13 pan so the topping recipe should work as is. If you are wanted to add extra topping, we think it would work, but it may impact the bake time. We hope you enjoy the cobbler!

    1. 5 stars
      So Easy !! So detailed !! Excellent recipe tips !! 100% delicious and Family Favorite. My awarding favorite to follow ALL of these delicious recipes
      Thank you ! Happy Easter
      This Peach Cobbler was Perfect

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! The only thing I will modify next time is to use less sugar which is a personal preference. Wish I had found this recipe earlier in the summer so I could have made it more often.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious!!! I used oat flour, used a little less almond milk and added some blueberries and it turned out perfect.

        1. Hi Valerie, 32 ounces of canned peaches would equal out to the 2 pounds needed for this recipe. Just make sure to drain off the juice and give them a rinse. We hope this helps!

    1. I haven’t tried this myself. Sugar helps with the structure of the topping so I don’t know how this would turn out!

  4. 5 stars
    Recently diagnosed with celiac. I’ve just about given up baking cause everything that I used to bake before flopped when I tried it with gluten free flour. Today I gave your recipe a try. I followed your advice on the brand of flour after checking the order of ingredients in the other 1:1 flour I was using. Wow!! What difference! This is a winner of recipe! Definitely like you said would never know it was really gluten free. Thank you Erin!
    Lily

  5. 5 stars
    This was so good, and loved the suggestion of the peaches and blueberries together. Served to a Gluten Free guest, and we loved the texture of the cobbler dough. It raised nicely, was fluffy and the cinnamon nutmeg sprinkle added wonderful flavor. Adding this to my Gluten Free recipe notebook!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      The only bifference i did was using 3berries instead of peachs and its
      Delishes
      Can also be turned into pudding chomeur the real way

  6. If I’m in a time crunch, would it turn out ok if I made it earlier in the day and bake it when the oven is free.

    1. This should work as long as it’s less than 3 hours or so. I’d refrigerate it in the meantime! You could also cook the filling and pour it into the 9×13 pan then refrigerate. Then for the topping I would mix together the dry ingredients so they’re ready to go and add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until just before topping/baking though. I hope this helps!

      1. Hi Erin
        The blueberry cobbler calls for cornstarch. Could I replace that with tapioca?
        Corn is an allergen.

  7. 5 stars
    This was so delicious! I have been experimenting with cobblers and this is a winner. I used 1/4 cup coconut sugar and still it turned out so good!

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