Strawberry Cobbler – Gluten Free & Vegan

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This easy strawberry cobbler will be a staple in your kitchen this summer. It's made gluten free and vegan and so customizable! With a luscious strawberry fruit filling and golden gluten free vegan biscuit topping, you really can't go wrong with this summer dessert! 
This easy strawberry cobbler will be a staple in your kitchen this summer. It’s made gluten free and vegan and so customizable! With a luscious strawberry fruit filling and golden gluten free vegan biscuit topping, you really can’t go wrong with this summer dessert!
A photo of a baking dish with gluten free strawberry cobbler with vegan biscuits on top.
Alright strawberry lovers! This easy cobbler recipe is for you! Now that strawberries are abundant at the farmers’ markets and grocery store, I’ve been buying them up like no other. Which is great when I can make desserts like this gluten free vegan strawberry cobbler.

I like this gluten free cobbler because it’s not overly sweet and the biscuits soak up the fruity goodness. This is another one that’s perfect to bring to a dinner party.

What is a cobbler?

A cobbler is a baked fruit dessert that usually has a layer of fruit filling on the bottom and is covered with a biscuit topping.

Cobbler, crisp, pie, crumble. You’ve heard of them all.

But, you may be wondering what the difference between a cobbler, crisp, pie and crumble are. The easiest way (at least to me) is to look at the types of crust and toppings used in each of these desserts.
A crisp is similar to a cobbler, but instead of a biscuit topping it has a streusel topping that normally has oats or nuts in it.
Similarly, a crumble also have a layer of topping but it normally is a streusel with no nuts or oats and instead uses just a flour and butter combination.
Pie, on the other hand, has a smooth, thin crust on both the top and bottom made of flour and butter.
A photo of a bowl of strawberry cobbler with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream.

Is this strawberry cobbler gluten free?

This strawberry cobbler is made gluten free by using a gluten free all-purpose flour in the biscuits on top of the cobbler. This recipe also uses cornstarch to thicken the strawberry filling, instead of traditional wheat flour.
You’ll want to make sure if your gluten free flour blend does not contain xanthan gum in it that you add 1/4 teaspoon for every cup of gluten free flour.
I’ve only tested this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour (in the blue bag, not the red) so far, which already contains xanthan gum. I cannot say for sure how other gluten free flour blends will work in this recipe.

How to make strawberry cobbler vegan

Not only is this berry cobbler gluten free, but it’s also dairy free and vegan, too!
To make this fruit cobbler recipe vegan, I’ve used a dairy free butter substitute, Earth Balance, in this recipe. Note, I typically use the kind that comes in a tub, rather than the Earth Balance buttery sticks. I’m not a huge fan of the sticks for whatever reason.
You could also potentially use vegetable shortening in the vegan butter’s place.
Typically, biscuits call for milk or cream as the liquid. Instead, I make my own almond milk “buttermilk” by combining the almond milk and an acid, like apple cider vinegar. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar on hand, lemon juice will work as well.
A photo of ingredients for a gluten free strawberry cobbler in bowls - strawberries, lemon, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla.

Can I make this strawberry cobbler with regular butter and milk?

While this recipe is vegan, you can certainly make it with regular butter and milk if you are not sensitive to dairy.
Just replace the vegan butter substitute in equal parts with regular butter.
Instead of the almond milk and apple cider vinegar combination, you can replace it with 1/2 cup of buttermilk. If you’re short on buttermilk, use 1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to create a faux “buttermilk” for the recipe.

How long do you cook strawberry cobbler?

You want to bake your strawberry cobbler until the biscuits are cooked through and the top is a nice golden brown color. The strawberry fruit filling should be bubbly. When all of these events happen, your strawberry cobbler is ready.
Personally, I bake my strawberry cobbler at 400F for 35-40 minutes. Remember every oven is different so you’ll want to start checking your cobbler around the 25 minute mark.
A photo of a baking sheet with strawberry cobbler topped with gluten free vegan biscuit dough ready to go in the oven and fresh strawberries.

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A photo of a baking sheet with strawberry cobbler topped with a spoon scooping out gluten free vegan biscuits.

Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Cobbler

This easy strawberry cobbler will be a staple in your kitchen this summer. It's made gluten free and vegan and so customizable! With a luscious strawberry fruit filling and golden gluten free vegan biscuit topping, you really can't go wrong with this summer dessert! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

For the Strawberries:

  • 6 cups strawberries (hulled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Biscuits:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (if your flour blend does not already contain it)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold vegan butter (diced)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Butter or grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • Mix together the almond milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, add strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla. 
  • Carefully stir until strawberries are completely covered.
  • Add the strawberries to the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum (if using), granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Then, with your hands, work in the vegan butter until the texture is like sand.
  • Add in the almond milk mixture and stir until the dough is soft.
  • Place big dollops of the dough on top of the strawberries.
  • Bake at 400F for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
  • Serve with coconut whipped cream or ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 43.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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This recipe was originally posted on June 29, 2012 and updated on May 22, 2019 with new photos and an updated recipe to make it gluten free and vegan.

A photo of a baking sheet with strawberry cobbler topped with gluten free vegan biscuits and fresh strawberries.

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7 Comments

  1. I have made cobblers of every other kind of fruit with the exception of strawberry. I just don’t know why! You’ve inspired me to give it a try,
    Have a great weekend,
    Kathy

  2. Excellent update! Love the stop by step photos. I made a cobbler once, and wasn’t sure if I had done it right. With your pictures, now I can see that i did!

  3. Hi there! Do you think I could make this with either almond flour or coconut flour instead? I’m out of gluten free flour so I was curious if you think the consistency would be the same? Thank you so much!

    1. I wouldn’t suggest using coconut flour in the same ratio since it is really absorbent and requires a ton of eggs to make it work. Almond flour could work and I’d suggest starting with a 1-to-1 ratio on that. I haven’t tried it though so I can’t say for sure if that would work. You could definitely do some kind of crumble on top with the almond flour though if all else fails! It would be delicious!

  4. This was really wonderful. I didn’t have enough strawberries so added some blackberries in as well. The crust was the superstar of this cobbler, so good!

  5. 5 stars
    Very good! I added sliced, raw almonds, to increase the nutrition. I know, silly of me, it IS a dessert after all.

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