The BEST blueberry cobbler that you wouldn’t believe is both Paleo and vegan! No sugar added to the blueberries and nut free, this blueberry cobbler is a dream!
The level of excitement I have for sharing this UNDETECTABLY vegan blueberry cobbler that just so happens to be Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free as well is just…
OFF. THE. FREAKING. CHARTS.
Like I broke the dang excitement meter with this recipe.
My entire family freaked for this blueberry cobbler recipe. In fact, my brother didn’t believe me that it was entirely Paleo, vegan, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, and no sugar added to the blueberries.
This vegan fruit cobbler is incredibly easy, incredibly delicious, unreasonably healthy and yet tastes like your regular ol’ blueberry cobbler. Scratch that, make it the best blueberry cobbler.
This will be the best blueberry dessert you’ll ever have, and believe me when I say, you won’t be able to resist going for seconds! Or thirds!
What’s the difference between a blueberry cobbler and a blueberry crisp?
If you’re wondering here what the heck is the difference between blueberry cobbler, blueberry crisp, and blueberry crumble, you’re not alone!
In fact, it’s kinda confusing, but I’ll try to explain it briefly!
So an old fashioned blueberry cobbler is different than both a crisp and a crumble in that the biscuit of the cobbler supposedly resembles cobblestones on a path. A cobbler also has a biscuit topping, whereas a crisp and a crumble both have more of a streusel topping.
Now what differentiates a crisp versus a crumble is only one variant: that a crisp contains oats, and a crumble does not. Other than that, the two desserts are very similar!
Personally, I prefer this old fashioned blueberry cobbler to a crisp or a crumble only because I love the biscuit texture. However, all three blueberry desserts are absolutely delicious!
What makes this the best Paleo vegan blueberry cobbler?
Now that we’ve differentiated what actually makes a cobbler a cobbler, let’s talk about why this the best blueberry cobbler. In fact, this might even be the best vegan blueberry dessert!
To start, the blueberry filling is incredibly easy: it’s simply just blueberries, a little bit of vegan butter and arrowroot powder (we’ll go over how to make it down below!). It’s by far my easiest vegan blueberry dessert.
The blueberries get so gooey and sweet and delicious while baking that you’ll be doing backflips for more bites!
Then you have the biscuit of this gluten free blueberry cobbler, which is just insane; you won’t even be able to tell the difference between this Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, and vegan biscuit and your regular quick biscuit.
All in all, this vegan Paleo blueberry cobbler truly is the best blueberry cobbler because you and whoever takes a bite will be in pure blueberry heaven!
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients
This healthy blueberry cobbler comes together with only 7 ingredients:
- Blueberries: we’ll be using lots of blueberries for this recipe! A full 32 ounces worth actually! The blueberries’ natural flavor and sweetness really shines through.
- Cassava flour: what I love about cassava flour is that it’s a nut free Paleo flour, and it is one of the only gluten free flours that is pretty one-to-one in terms of baking ratio substitutes for regular wheat flour. 40 Aprons has a wonderful blog post on what exactly is cassava and how it can be used!
- Vegan butter or coconut oil: personally, I vote going with the vegan butter because that will yield the best tasting cobbler on top. You can go with a vegan coconut oil based butter if you’re nut free, or you can use coconut oil just the same. Just make sure that it’s solid to start but at room temperature!
- Maple syrup: just a touch going into the paleo vegan biscuit.
- Dairy free milk: to keep this recipe nut free (I see you, my nut allergy folks!), use coconut milk! That’s the only ingredient you’ll need to watch out for, as we use cassava for the biscuit part (similar to my Paleo strawberry shortcakes).
- Arrowroot powder & leavening agents: my favorite binding agent, arrowroot powder is an amazing ingredient that basically replaces corn starch and helps the blueberries gel together into a beautiful blueberry filling. And of course, we need a bit of baking powder to get the biscuit to rise!
How to make a vegan blueberry cobbler
Like I mentioned earlier, this vegan gluten free blueberry cobbler is insanely easy! It only takes three steps: prepping the blueberries, prepping the biscuits for the cobbler, and then waiting for it to bake.
Probably the hardest part is the latter, I won’t lie 😉
To start, preheat your oven to 375F and add about 1/4 cup of coconut oil to a large baking dish for cobblers.
Place the dish into the oven and let the butter melt entirely. Then remove the dish from the oven and add in your washed blueberries and arrowroot powder.
Toss the blueberries until they’re completely coated in arrowroot powder and melted coconut oil. Now onto making the biscuit part of this gluten free blueberry cobbler!
Set the blueberries aside and whisk together the cassava flour, sea salt and baking powder. Add in the vegan butter or coconut oil chopped and cut the butter/oil into the cassava flour, similarly to how we do in making a paleo vegan pie crust.
Add in the maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla and mix the dough until it’s a sticky batter.
Then take about 1/4-1/3 cup sized dough balls of the cobbler, and plop them on top of the blueberries.
Once all of the batter has been added onto the vegan blueberry cobbler, place your cobbler into the oven and bake it for 40-45 minutes, then let the cobbler rest and set.
A beautiful, decadent, “buttery” Paleo vegan blueberry cobbler that tastes out of this world delicious!
Healthier Blueberry Cobbler Tips & Tricks:
- You can use fresh or frozen berries (but I prefer fresh!)
- Don’t swap out any of the ingredients unless mentioned! I have not tried this with any other flour so I cannot speak to the almond and coconut flour combination.
- That being said, you can add in some toppings, such as oats, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, etc! You can even add in some other berries as well.
- Allow the finished blueberry cobbler to rest before serving. You want the blueberries to fully set.
- Store the leftover cobbler (if any 😉 ) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What to serve with your vegan blueberry cobbler
- Homemade Paleo vegan vanilla ice cream
- Coconut whipped cream
- Extra fresh fruit
- Chocolate chips
- An extra slice of pie 😉
I hope you love this easy and delicious blueberry cobbler as much as I do! It’s the perfect summertime treat and an easy dessert for crowds and parties. Let me know what you think of this cobbler down below in the comments!
Happy Cobbler Making!
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The BEST blueberry cobbler that you wouldn’t believe is both Paleo and vegan! Sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup and nut free, this blueberry cobbler uses only 8 ingredients and will be everyone’s favorite dessert and baked good!
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 3/4 cup coconut oil or vegan butter, softened & divided
- 1 1/2 cups cassava flour
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Slice 1/4 cup coconut oil or vegan butter into cubes and sprinkle onto a 7×11″ baking dish.
- Place the dish into the oven for 5-7 minutes to melt the vegan butter/oil.
- Once the butter/oil is completely melted, remove the dish from the oven and add the blueberries into the dish.
- Sprinkle the arrowroot powder over the blueberries and toss the blueberries in the dish to be coated with butter/oil and arrowroot powder.
- Set the dish aside.
- To prepare the cobbler, whisk the cassava flour, baking powder, and sea salt together.
- Add in the last 1/2 cup of coconut oil/vegan butter, cubed, and cut the butter into the flour. Add in the remaining cobbler ingredients (maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla extract) and mix until it’s a stick dough.
- Drop 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup uneven dough balls on top of the blueberries to resemble a cobble road.
- Place the the dish back into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve with coconut milk ice cream!
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