Rhubarb and Walnut Cobbler
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Rhubarb and Walnut Cobbler

This recipe for rhubarb and walnut cobbler is a comforting dessert on a cool day with the moreish combination of rhubarb, cinnamon and walnuts. Serve warm with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.

This is the perfect recipe for using fresh rhubarb from the garden or rhubarb that you have frozen. Simply thaw in the fridge overnight or defrost in the microwave.

Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

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Are you looking for more dessert recipes? Try these recipes for Rhubarb and Strawberry Spiced Compote, Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce, Easy Spiced Apple Turnovers or Lemon and Sugar Pound Cake.

Rhubarb and Walnut Cobbler Q & A

Can you add strawberries to rhubarb cobbler?

Yes, strawberries give rhubarb cobbler a wonderful flavor. Simply add a layer of 2 cups of fresh or thawed frozen strawberries onto the top of the filling in the casserole dish then dollop on the topping.

Can I use plain flour in place of the self raising flour in this cobbler?

Yes, replace the self raising flour with 1 cup of plain flour mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.

How small should I chop the rhubarb for rhubarb cobbler?

The rhubarb should be chopped into bite sized pieces approximately 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick.

Gluten and Dairy Free Options

To make this recipe for rhubarb and walnut cobbler gluten free; replace the flour with a measure for measure gluten free flour then add 1 1/2 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder. Make sure your cornstarch is gluten free.

This King Arthur Gluten Free Flour is one of the best on the market and great value on Amazon. (Paid link)

To make this recipe dairy free; replace the milk with almond milk or lactose free milk. Use your favorite dairy free or lactose free ice-cream to serve.

Saving Money


The best way to save money on this recipe is to grow your own rhubarb. It is a hardy plant which will grow in a wide variety of climates and one plant will last for many years. The stems are picked in the spring, summer and fall (autumn).

Rhubarb is also easy to freeze at home by blanching. It is best to know what you will be using it for ahead of time so you can freeze the rhubarb in the quantities needed for the recipe. See this guide to Freezing Rhubarb for more information.


Save money on walnuts by buying in bulk packs. The shelled nuts are easily chopped by pulsing in a food processor. You do need to be careful not to pulse too long or they will turn into walnut meal however walnuts can still be used in this recipe finely ground.

This 48 ounce bag of Walnuts from Kirkland Signature are great value and highly rated. (Paid link)

Pantry Basics

Pantry basics such as flour, salt, sugar and cornflour are commonly used ingredients which store well for long periods of time. They are perfect items for purchasing in bulk especially when you see specials at the store.

Store these items in airtight containers in a cool dark place such as your pantry. This will ensure freshness and prevent pests.

This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.

Do you love your home? This free Homesteading guide is the perfect place to start to get more from your home and garden.

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