Paleo Berry Cobbler

Another Paleo twist on a summer dessert recipe I loved growing up (and still do) — Paleo Berry Cobbler!

paleo berry cobbler

Did anyone else grow up on cobblers made from Bisquick in the summertime? They’re a staple in the South and the Midwest and are a great way to use up the fruit that’s in season. Instead of the boxed pancake mix, I made a grain-free version here with almond flour and arrowroot to mimic the topping of the original — although the consistency of this recipe slightly resembles a thick muffin batter. The batter in this Paleo Berry Cobbler will puff up a bit and brown, but sink into the berries a bit, getting nice and crisp on the edges and gooey in the middle. 

paleo berry cobbler
paleo berry cobbler

This is great served with a dairy-free vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It even passes for breakfast on a weekend in my book! And once you have the topping down, you can swap the filling out for your favorite fruit or whatever is in season — I can’t wait to make with peaches or apples!

Other Paleo dessert recipes to try this summer:

Paleo Banana Pudding

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies


Paleo Berry Cobbler

paleo berry cobbler
Serves: 8 People
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cool Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr


  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


  • 16 oz. fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced (or 4 cups)
  • 12 oz. fresh blackberries or 3 cups
  • 12 oz. fresh blueberries or 2.5 cups
  • 2 tbsp. arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest about 1 lemon


  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp. chilled ghee or sub unsalted butter - plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • dairy-free vanilla ice cream for serving (I use NadaMoo brand)


  • Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with ghee or non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and lemon juice to make your dairy-free buttermilk. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, arrowroot, cinnamon, salt, coconut sugar, honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Toss to combine until the berries are well-coated. Set aside.
  • In a separate, large bowl, whisk together almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the chilled ghee (*see note below if using butter), and using a pastry cutter, or two forks, cut in the ghee until it is evenly distributed, and the dough is crumbly like sand. Whisk in the egg and vanilla to the almond milk/lemon juice mixture until just combined. Add the liquid to the flour mixture and using a rubber spatula, stir until well combined. The batter will be the consistency of a muffin or quick bread batter. You may have pea-sized pieces of ghee or butter in the dough.
  • Pour the berry mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out to an even layer. Using two spoons, transfer the dough over the berry mixture in small dollops, leaving space in between each piece of dough so the filling peeks through.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the berries are bubbling. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and serve warm with dairy-free vanilla ice cream.


*NOTE: If using chilled butter, I like to cut the butter into ¼ inch cubes before adding to the flour mixture.


  • Reply
    August 23, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Can you make this ahead and store in the fridge until putting in the oven?

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    August 16, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Is it possible to use frozen fruit? Thank you!

    • Reply
      August 17, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      If you do, I’d add an additional tbsp of arrowroot to the fruit mixture (as frozen fruit can have a little too much moisture).

  • Reply
    August 13, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Can you do frozen fruit instead of fresh?

  • Reply
    July 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    What’s the best way to store this? In the fridge or room temperature? Do you heat it up to serve?

    • Reply
      August 4, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Loosely cover the cobbler and leave on the counter at room temperature. It can keep as long as three days.

  • Reply
    July 21, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Would Cashew flour work? Can’t eat Almonds!

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    Meghan B
    July 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    So delicious! The best Paleo cobbler recipe I’ve tried! I subbed peaches for the strawberries and it was insanely good!

    • Reply
      July 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm

      woohoo! happy it was a hit!

  • Reply
    July 16, 2021 at 1:33 am

    5 stars
    I love the biscuit topping!! I split the dough in two and did half w/ cherries and half with chocolate.

  • Reply
    July 12, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t stop eating it! Oh. My. Word! Someone, please take the spoon from my hand and hide the leftovers! I served this for guests last evening that asked for second helpings! I begrudgingly served them, but didn’t really want to share. I’m a grain-free for life gal, and my usual cobbler recipe includes coconut shavings and nuts- resembling a classic oat topping. I was curious to try something with more of a biscuit-type topping. I really like the way the fruits meld together and soak into the topping, especially the next day for breakfast..and second breakfast…and lunch…and snack…Well done!

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      July 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      yay!! Thank you so much for the love, Jill! glad it was a huge hit!

  • Reply
    July 8, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Any substitution for almond flour? Almond allergy 🙁

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