This easy cherry cobbler is ready in just about 45 minutes. The chocolate oat topping is reminiscent of fudgy brownies, you’re going to love it.
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Cherry Cobbler with a Chocolate Oat Topping
July here in the Okanagan means cherry season. I’m lucky enough to have a best friend who has a cherry orchard so I’m always looking for more cherry dessert recipes to make and experiment with.
I was asked for more gluten free recipes by some readers on Instagram, so here we are gluten free cherry cobbler.
Ingredients for the Cherry Filling
- dark sweet cherries (pitted) – this recipe uses fresh cherries
- coconut sugar (regular cane sugar or even monk fruit can also be used)
- maple syrup
- cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
- lemon juice
- vanilla extract
Gluten Free Topping:
Instead of all-purpose flour, this recipe uses alternatives like oats and almond flour.
- unsweetened almond milk
- unsweetened applesauce
- ground flax + 6 tablespoons warm water
- gluten-free rolled oats
- almond flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- maple syrup
- baking powder
- sea salt
Note: This recipe is vegan, but if you want to use dairy (cows milk) and a regular egg instead of a flax egg that will work too.
Other Fruits to Try:
If you want to make a mixed fruit cobbler or experiment with other fruits here are some of the classics:
- mixed berries
Be sure to taste and adjust the seasonings as you go. I personally feel that peaches would be delicious in a cherry pie filling.
- Cherry pitter (not necessary but it speeds up pitting cherries)
- Blender or food processor
- 9×13 baking dish
Macro Friendly Cherry Cobbler
If you want to balance out the macronutrients a little more, I suggest serving this with 175g (3/4 cup) 0% Greek yogurt. This will add another 17 grams of protein and only an additional 100 calories.
Here are the updated macros:
- Calories: 360
- Carbs: 54g
- Protein: 23g
- Fat: 8g
- Fiber: 7g
This would make a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert, and you’ll be started the day with 23 grams of protein which is fantastic.
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Storage and Refrigeration
The fruit cobbler will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days (if it lasts that long).
If you add yogurt (with the suggestion above on adding more protein) add the yogurt to your bowl individually (don’t top the cobbler). Make this ahead for the week and eat cobbler for breakfast!
Does cobber freeze well?
Traditional cobblers freeze well and so does oatmeal, so you should be able to freeze this gluten free cobbler with ease.
To freeze I suggest adding a sheet of parchment paper over the cobbler, and then wrapping it with saran wrap and foil to prevent freezer burn. Make sure the cobbler is 100% cooled before you put it in the freezer.
How to Make a Cherry Cobbler
You know I’m all about easy recipes and when there are a ton of steps, I’m out.
That’s why I love this cherry cobbler recipe, it’s so simple.
- Stir together the cherry mixture ingredients and add them to the baking pan (or mix it directly in the 9×13 dish).
- Add the cobber batter to a blender or food processor, mix and spoon over.
- Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. It’s ready when the cobber batter resembles biscuits
That’s it! Full details are in the recipe instructions below.
Serve it with greek yogurt for added protein (as noted in the macro details above) or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Healthy Desserts to Try
If you want more healthy and easy dessert recipes, check a few of these favorites.
- 70 Best Healthy Blueberry Desserts
- Gluten Free Blueberry Crisp Recipe
- Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler (with a Chocolate Oatmeal Topping)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a 9×13 baking dish, mix together the filling ingredients.
- In a blender or food processor, combine the topping ingredients and blend until smooth. Dollop 6 spoonfuls of the batter onto the top of the cherries.
- Transfer the cobbler to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.