Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Skillet

This Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Skillet is the ultimate summer dessert! Baked in a cast iron skillet, the crust gets crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and every bite is filled with sweet peaches. Top with vanilla ice cream, grab your spoons and dig in!

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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

This old fashioned Peach Cobbler recipe is extremely easy to make from scratch with a simple swap of gluten-free flour, and is one of my all-time favorite recipes to make with fresh summer peaches. I love taking my kids to our local farm and picking the perfect peaches straight from the tree at their peak of sweetness. This is the perfect gluten-free dessert to end any summertime meal!

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Cobbler Ingredients

You’ll only need some basic baking staples for this recipe, plus a bounty of fresh summer peaches. And of course some vanilla ice cream for serving!

  • Salted Butter. Can sub dairy-free.
  • Gluten Free Flour. I used King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour in this recipe.
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar. Both granulated 
    & brown sugar, divided.
  • Milk. Can sub unsweetened dairy-free.
  • Salt
  • Fresh Peaches. I left the skin on, but go ahead and peel them if you want!
  • Cinnamon
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How to Make this Skillet Peach Cobbler

Start by melting the butter in a cast iron skillet in the oven while it preheats. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can also use any pie pan or oven safe baking dish for this recipe.

While the butter is melting, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk in a medium size bowl to create the batter. In a separate bowl, toss the peaches with cinnamon and brown sugar. If your peaches are extra juicy like ours were when we picked them straight from the orchard, you’ll want to add about a 1/4 cup gluten-free flour or 2 tbsp of cornstarch to the peach mixture to thicken. 

Pour the batter over the melted butter, but DO NOT stir! Then spread the peaches evenly across the top of the batter. It will be tempting to mix, but don’t mix!

Something magical happens in the oven when the peaches sink to the bottom of the batter and all the layers combine perfectly together.

Bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown and set in the middle. Serve immediately, warm out of the oven, topped with your favorite vanilla ice cream…and, there might not be anything more delicious than grabbing spoons and eating it right out of the skillet!

Let’s Bake!

Have you tried this gluten-free peach cobbler recipe? Be sure to tag me on instagram @thrivingglutenfree so I can see how it turned out!

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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Skillet

This Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Skillet is the ultimate summer dessert! Baked in a cast iron skillet, the crust gets crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and every bite is filled with sweet peaches. Top with vanilla ice cream, grab your spoons and dig in!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: cast iron skillet, peach cobbler, peaches
Author: Thriving Gluten Free

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Salted Butter 1 stick; can sub dairy-free

Batter

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Milk can sub dairy-free

Peach Fillling

  • 4-5 cups Peaches sliced; about 7 peaches depending on size
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour or 2 tbsp cornstarch; add to thicken if your peaches are extra ripe and juicy.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in the bottom of a cast iron skillet while the oven preheats. Remove from the oven before the butter starts to brown.
  • Toss peaches in a large bowl with brown sugar and cinnamon. *If your peaches are extra ripe & juicy, add 1/4 cup flour or 2 tbsp cornstarch to thicken.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Slowly add milk stirring until a smoothe batter forms.
  • Pour flour mixture over the melted butter, then pour the peach mixture on top. DO NOT MIX!
  • Bake at 375° for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and center is set.
  • Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Beth Grolbert

    5 stars
    Absolutely the best cobbler I’ve made, and I’ve made my fair share of cobblers (gluten and not gluten) over the years! I added blackberries to mine in addition to the peaches too. The crust came out perfectly buttery and chewy around the edges, and it all was beautifully golden brown. It got devoured in our house. This will be my go to cobbler recipe from now on!

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