Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Along with watermelon and peaches, blueberries top my list of favorite summer fruits! What could be better than warm blueberries with a sweet, spiced cobbler topping? Literally nothing my friends!

How Is This Healthy Blueberry Cobbler?

This healthy blueberry cobbler recipe is the perfect light dessert for summer.

It Has Fruit!

This blueberry cobbler is made mostly of – blueberries, of course! Like all berries, blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are also an amazing source of cancer-fighting antioxidants!

Less Sugar

This healthy blueberry cobbler recipe is also much lower in added sugar because sugar is not added to the berries themselves. Instead, we let the natural sweetness of the berries shine!

There is also less sugar in the topping than most traditional cobbler recipes.

Less Saturated Fat

Most traditional cobbler recipes use a pretty hefty dose of butter in the topping. Although some butter can absolutely fit in a healthy diet, a lot of butter can add quite a bit of saturated fat.

Instead, I’ve used a little bit of vegetable oil in place of the butter.

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients

  • Blueberries – obviously a MUST for our healthy blueberry cobbler!
  • Lemon juice – to give a bit of brightness to the dessert
  • Cornstarch – this helps thicken the berry juices as the cobbler cooks
  • Flour – I went will plain old all-purpose flour for this cobbler topping. Try swapping out 1/2 for whole wheat flour for some extra fiber!
  • Sugar – just a touch of sugar for our healthy dessert!
  • Baking Powder – this helps the cobbler topping rise and be nice and fluffy!
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg – these spices give a warm, toasty flavor to our cobbler
  • Vegetable Oil – we need some fat to help bring the dough together and for flavor. You could swap in nearly any other oil here.
  • Vanilla extract – for some more depth of flavor in our topping!
  • Eggs – to help keep our topping together

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler FAQs

Can I Use Other Fruits?

Sure! You could definitely swap in your favorite fruit for blueberries. This cobbler works with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches or apples.

How Should I Serve Healthy Blueberry Cobbler?

Blueberry cobbler is delicious all by itself! Or, if you are feeling extra fancy, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Add a fresh mint leaf for a very special touch!

Can I Use Frozen Berries?

Absolutely! Frozen berries are nearly always a great, more cost-effective and convenient, swap for fresh berries. Most frozen fruit does not have sugar added to it – it is literally just berries!

Is Blueberry Cobbler Good For My Kidneys?

This dessert can absolutely fit in nearly any kidney friendly diet. Because this recipe is low in sugar, it can even be a good option for a diabetic renal diet!

Blueberries are also a wonderful low potassium and low oxalate fruit.

As always, a kidney friendly diet is different for everyone. Always ask your dietitian what is best for you!

Happy Eating!


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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Healthy blueberry cobbler ready to go in the oven in only 10 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: healthy blueberry cobbler
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 152kcal


  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • In a large bowl, toss blueberries with lemon juice and cornstarch until evenly coated. Spray a 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour berries into baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vanilla and eggs. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and mix, just until combined.
  • Dollop dough over berries, covering as evenly as possible. Bake at 350'F until dough is golden brown and cooked through, 40-50 minutes.
  • I recommend serving this healthy blueberry cobbler warm. Add a little ice cream for an extra treat!
    The cobbler can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you don't eat it right away, I'd heat up a serving in the microwave for 30 seconds!


Nutrition Facts (per 1/9 pan): 152 calories, 3g fat, 0.6g saturated fat, 29g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 7g added sugar, 3g protein, 69mg sodium, 43mg calcium, 82mg potassium, 54mg phosphorus, 3mg oxalate

15 thoughts on “Healthy Blueberry Cobbler”

  1. Melanie, I am pouring over your dessert recipes looking for your thoughts on sugar substitutes and haven’t seen them mentioned… I am not referring to saccharine and other chemical subs, but natural subs like monkfruit, stevia, etc. I know to avoid sugar, but what about using these as substitutes?

    1. Betz MS, RD, CSR, FAND

      Hi Janie! I am totally fine with sugar substitutes if you choose to use them in place of real sugar.

  2. I’m trying to figure this all out for the first time. When can this cobbler be eaten? I’m confused because the serving has 29g of carbs. That’s above the 15g limit offered by the nutritionist at the diabetes education center for snacks and 30-45g of carbs at meals. Help! I guess I would have to have it as part of a really low-carb dinner? Is that what you would recommend?

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Nic! With diabetes, everyone has different amounts of carbohydrate recommendation at meals and snacks. I’d ask the dietitian you were working with when this cobbler fits best for you!

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect just as it is- so delicious without being so sweet you miss the flavor of blueberries. Thanks so much-initially tried this because I needed a low oxalate dessert.
    Great dessert for everyone

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed it. I’m excited it is summer again soon to make this again myself!

  4. I am on Low Oxylate diet due to propensity towards Kidney Stones. My Dr. gave a list of “avoid” and “limit” foods. Blackberries and Blueberries are shown are on the “limit” list. Whole Wheat bread is on the “avoid” list. So I am confused on some of your Low Oxylate recipes. So, again, I’m reading conflicting information. 🤷‍♀️

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Mary! I know it is SO frustrating that there is so much conflicting information out there. Unfortunately, most of the oxalate info out there is wrong – even from doctor’s offices. All berries (except raspberries) are low in oxalate. Whole wheat bread is a bit higher than white, but I still recommend it for the vast majority of people who need a low oxalate diet because the benefits of fiber and all the minerals in it massively outweighs the slightly increased oxalate content. Read more about choosing an actually healthy low oxalate bread here.

      You can find my accurate oxalate list on my resources page if you’d like. Has your doctor confirmed you have high urine oxalate with a 24 hour urine test in the first place?

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Lucinda! Thank you! Nuts and seeds are a great source of plant protein for most people with CKD. Ask your dietitian what is best for YOU, based on your labs!

  5. 5 stars
    This blueberry cobbler looks yummy and healthy – win/win. I’m gluten free, so can I substitute a gluten-free flour for the all purpose flour or do I need to compensate with some other ingredient?

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Sharon! Thank you so much! I would think that you could fairly easily substitute a rice flour or other gluten free flour in this recipe. I’ll admit that I haven’t dabbled in gluten free baking much, so can’t say for sure. If you do try it, please do let me know how it goes!

  6. Muriel Brazeau

    I love cobbler and I plan to try this recipe as soon as I can. It sounds yummy and just what I’m
    looking for due to my kidney disease..

    I went up on the mountain in WV to pick wild blackberries with my Dad. Then my Mom would make the best blackberry cobbler with the berries, what a treat that was. Those were great memories! Thanks for sharing

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Muriel! Oh my goodness! That sounds lovely! I also love picking blueberries – SO much easier than strawberries 🙂

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