Air Fryer Blueberry Cobbler: Taste Summer in Every Bite!

I’ve loved going berry picking in the summer ever since I was a kid. When you have a ton of fresh berries, though, you have to come up with some creative ways to use them! This air fryer blueberry cobbler is one of my favorite desserts that uses fresh or frozen fruit for the ultimate option!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry cobbler is a very popular dessert, because it tastes great and is incredibly easy to put together.

The filling uses either fresh or frozen blueberries, meaning that you can make this cobbler any time of year. It cooks down into a nice jammy consistency that’s reminiscent of pie filling and it’s simply delicious.

Instead of a pie crust, though, the filling is topped with cobbler topping, which is a sweet batter somewhere between a biscuit and a cake. It makes the perfect compliment to the sweet, juicy berries.

If you prefer an oatmeal streusel type topping, make sure to check out my equally delicious Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp recipe!

spoonful of air fryer blueberry cobbler

Why Use the Air Fryer For Blueberry Cobbler?

The air fryer is the perfect choice for making blueberry cobbler! Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Cooking Time. The air fryer cooks a cobbler in about half the time it takes in a conventional oven. That saves both time and energy!
  • Heat Output. Since using the air fryer won’t heat up your home like your regular oven does, it’s a great option during the summer!
  • Portion Control. The air fryer is perfect for making smaller batches of cobbler. You can make 4 ramekins or a smaller casserole or cake pan. If you still want a big tray for a party, you can make a couple batches (and still save time over the oven)!

Ingredients List

ingredients to make homemade air fryer blueberry cobbler
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Β½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For the Cobbler Topping

  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • Β½ cup all purpose flour
  • ΒΌ cup granulated sugar
  • Β½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Β½ cup milk or cream

Special Equipment Note: This recipe is designed to fit perfectly in four 7-ounce ramekins. You may also use a single cake pan or casserole dish that fits in your air fryer.

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • Feel free to add Β½ Tbsp fresh lemon zest in addition to the lemon juice in the filling for a slightly more tart variation. Change it up by using orange juice in place of the lemon!
  • All purpose flour may be swapped for whole wheat or gluten free flour, but the texture will change and be denser. You may also use self rising flour in place of the AP flour and baking powder
  • The cinnamon can be swapped for nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom, or omitted altogether if preferred. However, I feel it adds a nice touch of warmth for this recipe
  • You can add other berries to the mix as well if you’d like. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are other great coordinating choices
  • If you’d like to use a bigger pan and make a larger batch, feel free to double the recipe

How to Make Blueberry Cobbler in an Air Fryer

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine blueberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Mix and set aside
combine blueberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a bowl
  1. Using a second bowl, mix the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk or cream together until it forms a relatively smooth batter (some lumps are normal)
mix butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk in a second small bowl
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350Β°F, and grease your ramekins or another baking dish you’re using
  2. Spread the blueberry mixture into your greased dish, or divide evenly amongst the ramekins
add your blueberries to the bottom of the ramekins
  1. Top with dollops of the cobbler batter. You do not need to spread or smooth this
add the dough batter on top of the blueberries
  1. Place the filled dishes into the preheated air fryer basket
place blueberry cobbler filled ramekins in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 15 minutes at 350Β°F, or until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbly
  2. Cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream
overhead view of air fryer blueberry cobbler on a plate with whipped cream

What to Serve With Blueberry Cobbler

Appetizers

  • Chips and salsa
  • Goat cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Feta cheese
  • Brie

Try my Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Bites or some creamy Air Fryer Goat Cheese Balls.

Main Course

  • Grilled chicken
  • Roast pork
  • Pulled pork
  • Grilled salmon
  • Flatbreads

Check out my Air Fryer Bruschetta Chicken or Air Fryer Spinach Stuffed Salmon for the perfect complimentary dish!

Side Dishes

  • Green salad
  • Kale salad
  • Broccoli salad
  • Spinach salad
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Cornbread

Whip up some of my Air Fryer Cornbread, and you can even add some blueberries to the batter for a perfect twist!

Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Berry syrup
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Mint leaves

My easy Microwave Chocolate Sauce is ready in minutes!

Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Blueberry cocktails

Enjoy a freshly brewed Coffee in the Microwave, or pair your blueberry cobbler with a complimentary cocktail like my Blueberry Gin Cocktail or a refreshing Blueberry Vodka Lemonade.

Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries For Air Fryer Blueberry Cobbler?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries for air fryer blueberry cobbler. In fact, you don’t even need to defrost them.

It comes out just as delicious regardless of your use of fresh or frozen berries, making this a perfect dessert year round.

How Do I Prevent the Topping From Burning While Air Frying?

If you need to prevent the topping from burning while air frying, add a piece of foil over the cobbler. This will help to shield the crust from additional browning. Make sure to secure it so it doesn’t blow all over the air fryer.

Note that this is not necessary on all air fryers, and whether you need foil or not will depend on your specific model.

Can I Use a Different Fruit For the Cobbler Filling?

Yes, you can use a different fruit for the cobbler filling. Most berries and stone fruits are good options. You can also mix the blueberries with other complimentary fruits, like cherry, apple, blackberry, or peach.

For an even bigger shortcut, use canned pie filling to replace the fruit filling altogether.

Can I Make the Cobbler Ahead of Time and Reheat it in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make your cobbler ahead of time and reheat it in the air fryer. To reheat, place the desired portion in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350Β°F, or until warmed through.

Alternatively, you may assemble the cobbler up to 24 hours in advance and store in the refrigerator and cook when you’re ready to enjoy.

Can I Use Gluten-Free Flour for the Cobbler Topping?

Yes, you can use gluten free flour for the cobbler topping. However, it will change the texture slightly, usually making it slightly more dense.

For this recipe, walnut flour and almond flour would be good choices for a gluten free flour substitute.

Can I Add Oats or Nuts to the Cobbler Topping?

Yes, you can add oats or nuts to the cobbler topping. They add additional texture and flavor profiles that make for a unique twist on the traditional topping.

Some good choices would be walnuts, pecans, or almonds, and rolled or old fashioned oats would work well.

Can I Leave Blueberry Cobbler Out Overnight?

You should not leave blueberry cobbler out overnight. It will become mushy and is likely to begin to build bacteria growth from sitting out.

Refrigerating is the best option, which helps to prolong the lifespan of the fruit anyway. You can always reheat it before eating if you don’t want a cold cobbler.

Why Is it Called Blueberry Cobbler?

It’s called blueberry cobbler because the ingredients were β€˜cobbled’ together to create the dish. Cobbler was an invention of early settlers trying to create a substitute for some of their favorite dishes, using what they had available.

Naturally the blueberries simply refer to the filling type, and can vary based on what you’d like to include.

What Temperature is Cobbler Done?

For a reference temperature when cobbler is done, the fruit should reach a temperature of at least 135Β°F and the topping should be around 200Β°F as a quick bread.

This should give you a golden brown cooked crust, and bubbly, thick filling.

Why Did My Blueberry Cobbler Turn Green?

If your blueberry cobbler turned green, it is a chemical reaction generally triggered by the use of too much baking soda. Blueberries naturally change colors in the presence of something that alters their chemistry.

Even though it looks slightly unappetizing, it is still safe to eat.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Feel free to use up to double the sugar or as little as half in the filling to adjust sweetness
  • Make sure not to spread the topping evenly and to the edges when layering your cobbler, as you want room for the steam to escape at the filling to bubble up for caramelization
  • I use 15 minutes for ramekins and about 20 minutes for one larger pan for my blueberry cobbler in a Ninja air fryer. You may need to adjust cooking times slightly for different air fryers
dipping a spoon into a bowl of air fryer blueberry cobbler

Storage and Reheating

  • For best results, store leftover blueberry cobbler in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 days. You may also freeze the cobbler prior to cooking for up to 3 months
  • To reheat, place a cobbler portion in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350Β°F, or until warmed through. Alternatively, you may microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, but the topping will become softer with this method

Fruit Cobbler Variations in the Air Fryer

Final Thoughts

This air fryer blueberry cobbler gives you the benefit of an easy, delicious dessert with the convenience of air fryer cooking! It takes half the time of the oven, doesn’t heat up the house, and you can easily scale for smaller or larger amounts as needed.

It’s one of my favorite ways to make cobbler, and if you’ve never tried it in your air fryer I encourage you to do so! You may never go back to the traditional oven method!

This flavorful berry-based dessert is a great way to try an easy air fryer dessert recipe so you can see just what you’ve been missing out on!

For some other great options, make sure to check out my best Air Fryer Blueberry Recipes compilation!

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Easy Air Fryer Blueberry Cobbler

This easy air fryer blueberry cobbler recipe is a quick, tasty, and flavorful berry-based dessert that’s perfect for summer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 388 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
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For the Blueberry Filling

  • 2 Cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Β½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice

For the Cobbler Topping

  • 4 Tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • Β½ Cup all purpose flour
  • ΒΌ Cup granulated sugar
  • Β½ Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • Β½ Cup milk or cream

Instructions
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine blueberries, brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Mix and set aside
    2 Cups blueberries, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 Β½ Tbsp cornstarch, 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • Using a second bowl, mix the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk or cream together until it forms a relatively smooth batter (some lumps are normal)
    4 Tbsp salted butter, Β½ Cup all purpose flour, ΒΌ Cup granulated sugar, Β½ Tsp baking powder, 1 Tsp ground cinnamon, Β½ Cup milk or cream
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350Β°F, and grease your ramekins or another baking dish you’re using
  • Spread the blueberry mixture into your greased dish, or divide evenly amongst the ramekins
  • Top with dollops of the cobbler batter. You do not need to spread or smooth this
  • Place the filled dishes into the preheated air fryer basket
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 15 minutes at 350Β°F, or until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbly
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream

Notes

  • Feel free to add Β½ Tbsp fresh lemon zest in addition to the lemon juice in the filling for a slightly more tart variation. Or, change it up by using orange juice in place of the lemon!
  • All purpose flour may be swapped for whole wheat or gluten free flour, but the texture will change and be denser. You may also use self rising flour in place of the AP flour and baking powder
  • The cinnamon can be swapped for nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom, or omitted altogether if preferred. However, I feel it adds a nice touch of warmth for this recipe
  • You can add other berries to the mix as well if you’d like. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are other great coordinating choices
  • If you’d like to use a bigger pan and make a larger batch, feel free to double the recipe
  • Feel free to use up to double the sugar or add as little as half in the filling to adjust sweetness
  • Make sure not to spread the topping evenly and to the edges when layering your cobbler, as you want room for the steam to escape at the filling to bubble up for caramelization
  • I use 15 minutes for ramekins and about 20 minutes for one larger pan for my blueberry cobbler in a Ninja air fryer. You may need to adjust cooking times slightly for different air fryers
  • For best results, store leftover blueberry cobbler in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 days. You may also freeze the cobbler prior to cooking for up to 3 months
  • To reheat, place a cobbler portion in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350Β°F, or until warmed through. Alternatively, you may microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, but the topping will become softer with this method
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any swaps, toppings, or additions, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 158gCalories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 3.1gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 737.2IUVitamin C: 7.9mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1.1mg
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