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This Easy Brown Sugar Strawberry Cobbler is the sweetest use for early springtime strawberries. Every spoonful is layered with juicy, sweet strawberries, rich butter, vanilla, and just the right amount of brown sugar to sweeten the deal. The strawberries are juicy, while the topping is crisp, with a nice soft center of oats and extra butter. Top this strawberry cobbler off with vanilla ice cream for a truly wonderful treat!

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Every year around this time, it’s always the same thing, it snows, and it snows a lot. This week has been grey and snowy. And you know something? I am not about it. But with no travel plans till mid-May, I’m trying so hard to make the best of things.

And that means cooking and baking with colors and using lots of edible flowers. I’ve also been surrounding both the studio and my home with bouquets of flowers, and burning multiple candles every night.

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My thinking – if the weather is rough, make everything else bright, fresh, and very spring-like.

This is probably more of a summer recipe than a spring recipe. But with the grocery store full of fresh organic California berries, I thought a simple, old fashion strawberry cobbler would be the perfect recipe to share.

And oh my gosh, it’s perfect.

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But the funny thing? I almost completely boycotted this about 3/4 of the way through baking. At first glance, I didn’t think I liked the way this looked, the topping just wasn’t right.

But I decided I would at least let it finish baking. 10 minutes later I quickly changed my mind. I pulled this out of the oven, took one look at the bubbling sauce and the crisp butter cookie-like topping, and I was sold. I knew this was going to be SO GOOD.

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The details

Start by melting the butter. Place the butter in a baking dish and throw it into the oven to melt and get a little browned.

While the butter is melting, mix up the batter. It’s simply, flour, old-fashioned oatmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, a big spoonful of vanilla, plus milk, and butter.

The rest is just assembly. Toss the strawberries with some brown sugar, then layer half of them over the melted butter in the baking dish. Next, pour the batter overtop and layer the remaining strawberries over the batter.

No stirring is the secret here, it’s what makes this cobbler extra special.

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As the cobbler bakes, the butter bubbles up over the topping. This helps to create deliciously, golden, crisp edges all while forming a sweet strawberry sauce underneath.

Between the rich sauce, crisp cookie-like edges, and sweet strawberries, it truly is magic. The one thing I encourage you to do is serve this warm, while the juices are bubbling up, and everything is smelling incredible. Oh, and be sure to top with vanilla bean ice cream. It’s pretty much a must.

This is a classic spring/summer dessert that really should be happening on a weekly basis over the new few months. I think you’ll really love it!

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Looking for other berry desserts? Here are some favorites:

Strawberry White Chocolate Blondies

Baked Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast.

Double Strawberry Sugar Cookies.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Brown Sugar Peach Shortcakes

5 ingredient Raspberry Peach Sherbet

Nonnie’s 5 Ingredient Peach Dump

Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp

Lastly, if you make this Easy Brown Sugar Strawberry Cobbler. Be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Brown Sugar Strawberry Cobbler

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 203 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Drop 8 tablespoons butter into a 9×13 inch baking dish and place the dish in the oven to melt, about 10 minutes.
    2. To make the batter. Stir together the flour, oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix in 4 tablespoons shredded/grated butter. Add the milk and vanilla, mix until just combined.
    3. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the maple syrup and cornstarch.
    4. Layer 3/4 of the strawberries over the melted butter in the baking dish. Then, pour the batter overtop, do not stir. Layer the remaining strawberries over the batter. Bake 45-50 minutes, until the center is just set and the edges begin to brown.
    5. Serve the cobbler warm or at room temp with ice cream and maple butter drizzled on top.
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  1. Could someone who made this give an estimate of how many pounds of strawberries 6-7 sliced cups is? I want to make sure I buy enough!

    1. Hi there,
      I think it would be about 2 1/2 pounds of strawberries:) Please let me know if you give this recipe a try! xT

  2. Hi! Do you think I could substitute a gluten-free flour for this? Thank you! Btw I made your iced lemon loaf and it was SO yummy!

    1. Thanks so much Christopher! Yes, I think an equal amount of gluten free flour would work well for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last night and I could not get enough! Instead of cow’s milk I used oat milk, which complimented the oats and added an extra creaminess. When I poured the batter over the strawberries it didn’t not seem like enough, so I quickly made another .5 batch of batter. And instead of whole strawberries I sliced my berries. I can’t wait to get home tonight and have another serving 🙂

    1. Hey Genesis,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad it was delish! xT

    1. Hi Theresa,
      I don’t think I would recommend that, stick with the butter:) Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

  4. 4 stars
    Mine did not come out picture-perfect like yours. I made it for a neighborhood/family dinner a day ahead. I may have added too many strawberries, or the extra large size of the local Cali Berries was a bit too much, but it looked undercooked, although cooked til set on top. I served it with Vanilla Ice Cream, hoping that if it were a little soupy, no one would notice with the ice cream. Anyway, it did cook all the way through and was enjoyed by all—wonderful, roasted Strawberry flavor and not too sweet.

    1. Hey Kym,
      Happy Sunday!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xT

  5. Where do you get edible flowers? I’m having a hard time finding any. Please share any suggestions! Thanks

    1. Hey Sam,
      I like to order from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

    1. Hey Alison,
      Wonderful!!😃 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad it was a winner! xx

    1. Hey Megan,
      Yes, I think frozen strawberries would be just fine for you to use! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hi Tara,
      I typically order from Amazon:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  6. I’m sure this might be obvious to everyone but there is an ingredient that does not have a description. Is it dry vanilla? Thank you!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      If you are referring to the powder you saw on the IG stories today, yes that is vanilla bean powder. You can use that or follow the recipe as written using vanilla extract:) Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xT

    1. Hi Maggie,
      Was it the brown sugar? Or maybe the vanilla powder? Let me know how I can help! I hope you love this recipe! xT

    2. Can you make the mix ahead of time and then bake it a few hours later so it’s nice and warm, hosting a dinner party and would like it to be served warm

  7. 5 stars
    This just came out of the oven a couple of hours ago and it is FANTASTIC. We seem to always have a plethora of strawberries, thanks to me overbuying and generous neighbors sharing, so when I saw this recipe, it had me at “Easy.” I usually don’t go for cobblers and prefer crisps, but this batter many if the ingredients I love, butter, brown sugar and oats!!! Try this recipe and you won’t be disappointed. I’m rarely disappointed with HBH recipes!!

    1. Hey Cindi,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT

    1. Hey Kaylah,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad it was delish! Have a great weekend:) xx

  8. Don’t see the addition if the oatmeal. Assume it would be should be in the batter. Looks like a delicious recipe, have you tried it with frozen strawberries?

    1. Hi Bev,
      The oats are added in step 2:) I prefer using fresh strawberries for this recipe, but frozen should work! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  9. This sounds really up my alley but what is the maple butter? Is it the syrup w/cornstarch? Isn’t that all used in strawberries? I’m just a bit confused.

    1. Good catch! Writing recipes is hard work. PS This looks — and sounds — amazing. Can’t wait to make it.

    2. Hi Mary,
      I just stir some butter and maple syrup together:) It’s for serving and not necessary if it’s not something that you want to add. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT