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Easy Gluten Free Cobbler with Frozen Cherries and Blueberries (Grain Free)

Jan 30, 2024 | Recipes | 0 comments

Easy Gluten Free Cobbler

This gluten free cobbler uses an almond flour crust, making it a paleo cobbler too. My cherry berry cobbler uses frozen fruit, so easy!

This easy gluten free cobbler first appeared on our Prep Dish meal plans years ago but it's still one of our most popular dessert recipes.

Why? Well, first let's talk about the crust. Oh my, there's so much flavor and texture going on here. Dates, pecans, almond flour, coconut and spices come together for a lightly sweet, highly flavorful cobbler crust. Did I mention it's completely paleo-friendly? Yep, this is one you can serve to pretty much anyone.

For the filling, we use frozen fruit, making this an incredibly quick and easy cobbler perfect for any time you feel like surprising your family with a healthy treat. I love to use a mix of frozen cherries and blueberries but feel free to mix it up with the fruit. Blackberries and peaches would also be delicious in this healthy fruit cobbler.

I won't keep you waiting anymore, I know you're ready for the recipe but make sure to scroll down for tips, variations and more.

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Easy Gluten Free Cobbler w/ Cherries & Blueberries

Servings: 8
Calories: 471kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1/2 cup grassfed butter, unsalted (or sub coconut oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup almond flour (more for filling below)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Filling

  • 10 oz bag frozen dark cherries
  • 10 oz bag frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup almond flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • In a food processor or blender, add: - ½c grassfed butter (or coconut oil), 1½ cups medjool dates (~12), 1 cup pecans, 1 cup almond flour, ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 T cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp salt
  • Pulse until combined and mixture begins to form a ball.
  • In a separate bowl, toss 10oz bag frozen dark cherries + 10oz frozen blueberries together w/ ¼ cup almond flour & 1tsp almond extract.
  • Layer on the bottom of 9x9 pan.
  • Top with cobbler from above (does not have to cover completely). Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 375 F for ~30 minutes.

Notes

*Nutrition information is for 1 serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.6g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 31g

How to Make Cobbler – Step by Step

To make this cobbler, you'll start by preheating the oven to 375. While it preheats, you'll make the crust.

Simply add all of the crust ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until the mixture combines and begins to form a ball. When adding ingredients, make sure to reserve 1/4 cup of the almond flour for the filling.

In a separate bowl, toss your frozen cherries and frozen blueberries with the almond extract and 1/4 cup almond flour. You do not need to thaw the fruit for this recipe, simply dump the bag into the bowl – it couldn't be any easier!

Next, pour your fruit mixture into a greased 9×9 pan. Add dollops of the crust on top. Don't worry about spreading the crust to completely cover the fruit. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. That's all there is to it!

Is this gluten free cobbler good for meal prep?

Yes! This cherry & blueberry gluten free cobbler is specifically designed for meal prep. You can fully assemble the cobbler, stopping directly before baking, and store in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, bake for 30 minutes. Make sure to use tempered glass for your pan if you're planning to bake later.

Gluten Free Cobbler Meal Prep

Variations on Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler w/ Blueberries

This recipe is easy to vary based on the season or simply what fruit you have on hand. While I haven't specifically tested the below variations, I just may need to because I'm pretty sure they'd be delicious:

  • Change up the fruit. Try frozen peaches and blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, or really any combination. If you want to try this fruit cobbler recipe with strawberries, I'd recommend chopping them smaller.
  • Use vanilla extract. I love almond extract here but if you don't have any on hand, don't let that stop you from giving this healthy fruit cobbler a try!
  • Add a topping. Either coconut milk whipped cream or some coconut milk ice cream would be so delicious atop this easy gluten free cobbler.

If you come up with another variation you love, I want to see it! Post on Instagram and tag me @prepdish.

Why make cobbler with frozen fruit?

Why make cobbler with frozen fruit? Because it is SO easy and it tastes completely delicious. While I don't mind chopping fruit, I do find the time savings in buying frozen cherries in particular to be pretty substantial as it gets rid of the need to pit them. Trust me, the texture in your finished cobbler with frozen fruit will be 100% delicious.

What's the nutrition like for this healthy fruit cobbler?

This healthy fruit cobbler is as good as it gets when it comes to a nutritious dessert. The crust is completely sweetened with dates and each serving includes so much real fruit goodness. Here are some of the nutritional highlights:

Medjool Dates (Copper, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium)

Studies show that dates may not only be a healthier replacement for sugar, but indeed a genuine healthy food. Dates provide copper, vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, in addition to plenty of fiber. Medjool dates provide more calcium than other varieties.

Pecans (Fiber, Copper, Thiamine, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron)

Pecans and other nuts are considered excellent for heart health and they also add healthy fat to help keep you full until your next meal. If you are following a high fat keto diet, pecans are a great source of healthy fats because they're high in monounsaturated fatty acids which may benefit cholesterol levels. Pecans may also help improve blood sugar levels.

Almonds (Magnesium, Vitamin E, B Vitamins, Antioxidants)

Almonds' high antioxidant content can help fight inflammation. Much of the antioxidants are in the skin of the almond so choosing unblanched almond flour will maximize nutrition. Almonds are one of the best sources of vitamin E which may help prevent diseases like heart disease, Alztheimers and cancer. Furthermore, the magnesium in almonds may help lower blood pressure in those with high blood pressure.

Cinnamon

Frequently used in traditional medicine, cinnamon is good for your heart and also may help stabilize blood sugar. Research also suggests that cinnamon may help lower cholesterol.

Cherries (Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, Melatonin)

Packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, cherries are great for your immune system and blood pressure.  In addition, cherries are anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants.  Cherries also contain melatonin and therefore may help with quality sleep!

Blueberries (Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese, Antioxidants)

Arguably one of the healthiest foods in the world, blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and antioxidants. Pro tip – wild blueberries are even higher in some antioxidants, look for them in the frozen section!

FAQ – Everything You Want to Know about Gluten Free Cobbler

Can you bake with frozen fruit?

Yes! You can absolutely bake with frozen fruit and this gluten free cobbler recipe is specifically designed for frozen fruit.

What is cobbler topping made of?

There are different styles of cobbler topping. Some are made from a biscuit-like dough while others are made from more of a cake-like dough. In my version, the cobbler topping is made from almond flour, pecans, shredded coconut dates and either grassfed butter or coconut oil to keep it gluten free and paleo.

What makes a cobbler a cobbler?

A cobbler is different from a pie or a crisp in that it only has a top crust. The bottom is simply the fruit filling. Additionally, the topping is simply dolloped on, not rolled out like a pie crust.

Do cobblers have a bottom crust?

No, cobblers do not have bottom crusts.

I want more easy Paleo desserts!

If you're looking more easy paleo desserts, you've come to the right place! All of our weekly gluten free and paleo meal plans include a dessert. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Poached Pears

With only 4 simple ingredients, these poached pears are easy, delicious, paleo-friendly and so perfect for these colder months.

Chocolate Drizzled Fruit

You'll make the chocolate drizzle by combining melted coconut oil and cacao powder (or cocoa powder), for a healthy sweet treat that has no added sugar.

Chunky Monkey Banana Nice Cream

I couldn't believe how much like the “real thing” this nice cream was the first time I tried it! Experiment to find your favorite toppings and mix-ins.

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