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This Skillet Blueberry Almond Cobbler is easy, dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free. You’ll love every scoop of this delicious dessert!

Stop what you’re doing. Stop all the things you’re doing. Yes, that. This is better than that. That can wait. Put that down. You’re really going to want to give your full attention to this Skillet Blueberry Cobbler.

I’ve been making blueberry cobbler for years and I’ve played with lots of variations. I think where I’ve landed is really something special.

Of course I’ve made it a bit healthier. I bet you knew that. But you will not know it when you eat it. That’s a promise from me to you.

Now about the blueberry filling. This is where all the magic happens. Fresh blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, almond extract, honey, and a pinch of salt.  Pour it all into your 10 inch cast iron skillet.

For the dough I’ve used almond four and coconut flour instead of white flour. Those plus a few simple ingredients create the yummy breaded topping. Stir them together in a large bowl (no need to use a mixer). Then use your hands to crumble it up and spread it over your blueberry filling. Top with sliced almonds. Now you’re ready for the oven.

When this Skillet Blueberry Almond Cobbler is done baking your blueberries will be bubbling, the topping will be beautifully browned, and your kitchen will smell like heavenly almond extract.

Let it sit for a few minutes. And then… Oh my.

Did you notice the sugar in this recipe? Nope. That’s because there is zero refined sugar. This cobbler is still perfectly sweet thanks to honey or maple syrup in the blueberry filling and that apple sauce added to the dough.

Maple Syrup vs Honey

This cobbler is simply sweetened and you can use either maple syrup or honey. Both work beautifully. One truly isn’t better than the other here so take your pick.

Can you use frozen blueberries?

You can but the filling will be more liquidy if frozen blueberries are used.

Can you sub a different flour?

No, you can’t. Flours can rarely be subbed 1:1 so I do not recommend a flour substitution here. If you’re looking for a cobbler that uses a different flour I recommend googling for one that’s been tested with that specific flour.

How to store leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

How to serve this cobbler

Enjoy this dessert as is or top it with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream. Anyway you serve it you’ll have a lot of happy eaters asking for seconds.

4.97 from 29 votes

Skillet Blueberry Almond Cobbler

By Christina
This Skillet Blueberry Almond Cobbler is dessert perfection and seriously swoon worthy! You won’t believe it’s dairy free, gluten free, and sweetened with honey!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


Blueberry Filling

  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • zest from one orange


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add all blueberry filling ingredients to a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Spread into an even layer.
  • In a large bowl stir together all dough ingredients. The final texture should be clumpy.
  • Use your hands to crumble the dough on top of the blueberry mixture. Gently press it into the filling.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cobbler from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of cobbler. Return to oven and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and the edges of your cobbler should be bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Scoop into bowls and enjoy as is or topped with vanilla ice cream.


I recommend using fresh blueberries; however, you can use frozen blueberries. Be sure to thaw and drain them first.


Calories: 273kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 197mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 53IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 116mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Catherine Baez Sholl says:

    What a delicious recipe! Who said we can’t have blueberry cobbler when we’re focused on eating healthy? Yum!

  2. Traci says:

    I am such a fan of baked blueberries in a skillet! I’m a firm believer that almonds and blueberries are a match made in heaven… And I love it that you added coconut flour to this as well. That only tops out the flavor combo in my opinion. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Marisa Franca says:

    I really love the whole concept! One pot — easy — flavorful. We enjoy rustic unstructured desserts. This treat would be ideal during a busy time of the week. And I would serve it with a scoop of homemade ice cream. And the touch of almonds adds to the crunchy top.

  4. Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic says:

    I absolutely adore a good cobbler. Blueberry is always a favorite. I really like your crumble topping rather than a heavier biscuit or pastry topping. The applesauce in the dough is such a great idea to use as a binder, as well as adding natural sweetness.

  5. Amanda says:

    How did you know that I love blueberries AND skillet desserts? This is such a gorgeous recipe, Christina! That gorgeous crumbly almond dough on top is just calling for me to reach in and pluck a piece when no one is looking. 🙂 I’ve been trying baking more and more with almond and coconut flours, and I can’t wait to cozy up to a pan of this on a chilly night.

  6. Donna says:

    I LOVE making dessert in the cast iron pan. Not only does it cook quickly (and taste amazing), but it looks so impressive when you pop that pan in the middle of the table with something amazing as a cobbler sitting in it. This cobbler sounds all kinds of yum, loving that addition of the orange juice and zest for an extra little pop of freshness! yum

  7. Anthony Allen says:

    Hi! This was so delicious!!! Thank you so much for the recipe! We had it about a week ago and LOVED it! I want to make it again but have blackberries instead of blueberries- do you think it would be ok to use them instead? Thanks!!

  8. Kim says:

    Making this tomorrow night for a Bible Study group. One of the ladies is gluten and dairy free, so especially keeping her in mind! Thankful fir this recipe as it looks delicious!!
    Would other fresh fruits work as well, such as blackberries?

  9. Jody says:

    Half a cup of maple syrup for 4 cups of blueberries just wasn’t sweet enough for me.