Nectarine Cobbler is an easy nectarine recipe you will devour! It features juicy, sweet nectarines and delicious oat flour cobbler. This stone fruit cobbler recipe is an easy summer dessert your family will love! You can also swap nectarines to make a healthy peach cobbler!
Why You Should Make This Recipe
- This nectarine cobbler is gluten-free and vegan.
- Lightened up and healthy alternative to traditional southern recipes.
- It uses fresh nectarines or peaches - the perfect summer recipe!
- The nectarines are naturally sweet, no sugar added.
- Easy recipe for baking with nectarines.
- Light and tangy flavors!
- The delicious crust provides a balance of texture and flavor from the sweet fruit.
- One of the best nectarine recipes to use up summer fruit.
- Stone fruit cobbler is great for parties, BBQs, cookouts, and summer gatherings.
- Try this blackberry cobbler with almond flour or cake mix apple cobbler for another delicious gluten-free cobbler recipe!
Ingredients and Substitutions
Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe. Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements and the notes below for substitution ideas.
What is the difference between a nectarine and a peach?
Peaches and nectarines are very similar. They are both delicious stone fruits and work well in stone fruit cobbler.
Nectarines have smooth outside skin. Peaches have a fuzzy outside skin.
Nectarines are a good substitute for peaches. They are essentially the same fruit with the same taste!
Other Ingredients for Stone Fruit Cobbler
Oat flour provides structure and a slightly nutty flavor. The gluten-free oats' absorbency helps prevent the cobbler from getting soggy.
Coconut sugar lightly sweetens the crust with no refined sugar. For a sweeter taste, use brown sugar.
Almond milk adds moisture to the crust and creates a biscuit and cake-like texture.
Vanilla extract adds warmth and flavor.
Salt helps to balance out the sweet flavors of the nectarine cobbler.
Coconut oil helps to coat the pie plate for easy removal and storage.
Top with ice cream or vegan ice cream for added richness.
Taste and Texture
Nectarine cobbler provides a sweet and juicy flavor from the nectarines which is balanced by the warm crust.
This stone fruit cobbler recipe provides a balance of textures with the soft and juicy fruit filling contrasted with the nutty flavor of the oatmeal crust.
You will love the variety that this nectarine cobbler recipe provides!
How to Make This Recipe
This is a step-by-step walkthrough of how to cook this recipe. The recipe card at the bottom shows the exact cooking time and temperatures.
Do you have to peel nectarines for cobbler?
Unlike apples, nectarines have a thin skin that melts into the dish while baking. While peeling apples for making apple crisp or cobbler is recommended, you do not have to peel the outside skin when making nectarine cobbler or baking with nectarines.
Grease a 10-inch pie plate with coconut oil. You could also use a large cast iron skillet.
Clean the outside of the nectarines. You do not need to peel them.
Carefully dice the nectarines into ½-inch squares. You may also opt for slicing the nectarines.
How many nectarines does it take to make 2 cups?
Depending on the size of the fruit, it should take about 3-4 nectarines to make 2 cups of diced stone fruit.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Pour in the almond milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
Pour the crust into the pie plate.
Place the diced fruit evenly across the top of the batter. Do not mix it in.
Bake nectarine cobbler at 325F for one hour.
Add-ins and Flavor Variations
Cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg can add additional warm flavor and spice.
Combine with or substitute other fruits like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, cherries, plums, or peaches in this stone fruit cobbler.
Lemon zest can provide a tangy flavor component.
Top nectarine cobbler with shredded coconut or chopped almonds for a more nutty flavor.
Serving, Storing & Reheating
Serve with vanilla ice cream, Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or vegan vanilla ice cream for additional richness.
Allow the cobbler to cool completely before coving it with aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
To freeze the nectarine cobbler, wrap the cooled dish in plastic wrap and then cover with foil. Place in the freezer and use within 2-3 months.
Reheat the entire cobbler in the oven at 350F until heated through. Individual servings can be easily heated in microwave-safe bowls in the microwave in just a few minutes.
- Allow the dish to cool for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
- Use oat flour or gluten-free one-to-one baking flour.
- Avoid bruised nectarines if possible.
- Taste the fruit before adding. Stir in some additional sweetener if needed.
- Use a wide and shallow baking dish for optimal air circulation.
- Swap nectarines for peaches to make a simple cake mix peach cobbler.
To avoid a soggy nectarine cobbler, allow the cobbler to cool for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
Also, avoid mushy or bruised nectarines if possible. Lastly, use a wide and shallow dish for baking to allow air to circulate.
Yes. You can use either nectarines or peaches in this nectarine cobbler recipe.
Other Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes!
Healthy Nectarine Cobbler (GF & Vegan)
- 2 cups nectarines approximately 3-4 large nectarines
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a 10-inch pie pan with ½ tablespoon coconut oil.
- Clean the 2 cups nectarines and carefully dice them into ½-inch pieces. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup oat flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¾ cup coconut sugar.
- Carefully pour 1 teaspoon vanilla and ¾ cup almond milk and stir until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pie dish. Place the nectarines on top of the batter. Do not stir them in.
- Bake for 1 hour. Allow the nectarine cobbler to cool for about 30 minutes before serving.