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Pecan Pie Cobbler {with a gooey butter filling}

Pecan pie cobbler is great for the holidays, it’s easy and comforting! It tastes like a cross between a pecan pie and a gooey butter cake!

Did you know that pancake mix is not exclusively reserved to make breakfast time easier? You read that right! Pancake mix is the secret superhero of our beloved Pecan Pie Cobbler. So be sure to save this recipe, and get ready to serve a show-stopping dessert.

Using pancake mix for baking instead of flour

This is possibly one of our favorite shortcuts to make a delicious dessert. Pancake mix is mostly composed of flour, but also has a combination of salt, sugar, and baking powder. This blend replaces flour easily, and adds some extra flavor to your dessert!

If you have ever found yourself in a crunch and have wondered “what can I substitute for flour,” reach into your pantry and grab some pancake mix!

How to make pecan pie cobbler

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine your pancake mix, dark brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Then add in vanilla extract and milk. Mix it all together using a whisk or silicone spatula until it forms a batter.
  2. Now it’s time to prep your baking dish! Melt the butter, either in your microwave in 30 second increments or on your stove top. The butter melts quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on it if you’re melting it in a pan. Once melted, pour the butter into the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Next, scoop your batter into the buttered dish (Approx. size of the baking dish is 1 1/2 quart, about an 11 x6 x3.5). You’ll want to flatten out the batter so that the cobbler cooks evenly. It is ok if some of the melted butter comes up the side and over the top of the batter.
  4. Sprinkle on your pecans. Depending on your preference you can keep them whole, or chop them up. You may even go a step further and toast them in the oven for a couple minutes. Make sure to spread them out as evenly as possible, but no need to aim for a perfect pattern, unless that’s your thing!
  5. Sprinkle on the brown sugar. Again, the goal is to spread it over the top as evenly as possible so that the brown sugar melts into all the right places.
  6. Then you will add on the toffee bits, finishing off the delicious layers that are going to melt deliciously into the pecan pie cobbler.
  7. Lastly, before popping this in the oven, pour over the hot water. Do not mix this together!
  8. Into the oven we go! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and pop the pecan pie cobbler into the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Once you pull it out of the oven, you can let it cool for a bit or dive right in with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Yum!!

Why we love pecan pie cobbler

Pecan pie is one of our favorite thanksgiving staples. It is nutty, sweet, and warms you from the inside out. Nothing says the holidays are here quite like it!

Turning our holiday favorite into this quick and easy cobbler was a no brainer. Instead of all the time and attention (and dishes) that goes into making a pie, this recipe cuts back on the hassle. Say goodbye to the time consuming process of making pie dough from scratch, defrosting frozen pie dough, and blind baking to ensure you get the perfect crust.

This cobbler is bound to be a new seasonal favorite among your family!

Fun ways to serve pecan pie cobbler

The texture of this mouthwatering pecan pie cobbler lends itself to many different creative ways to serve it. Sure, you can always go with a plate, but here are some out-of-the-box ways to serve this delectable dessert!

  1. Try scooping the pecan pie cobbler into a mug. The handle makes it easy to balance and you can easily add a scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream!
  2. For a more elevated dessert in a cup, scoop some pecan pie cobbler into a stemmed or stemless wine glass (a regular glass would work well too). Add a touch of whipped cream and you are golden.
  3. Last, but certainly not least, you can just lay out a bunch of spoons and dive on in for a family friendly way to enjoy this!

Pecan Pie Cobbler

Easy pecan pie cobbler with a pancake mix base. So easy and all you need is just a few ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your pancake mix, dark brown sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Then add in vanilla extract and milk. Mix it all together using a whisk or silicone spatula until it forms a batter.
  • Melt the butter, either in your microwave in 30 second increments or on your stove top. The butter melts quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on it if you’re melting it in a pan. Once melted, pour the butter into the bottom of a 11x6 baking dish.
  • scoop your batter into the buttered dish. You’ll want to flatten out the batter so that the cobbler cooks evenly. It is ok if some of the melted butter comes up the side and over the top of the batter.
  • Sprinkle on your pecans. Make sure to spread them out as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle on the brown sugar in an even layer. Then you will add on the toffee bits.
  • Pour over the hot water. Do not mix this together!
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!

Video

Notes:

Which pancake mix to use. We use Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

If you love this recipe, try this Pecan Pie Croissant Bread Pudding 

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was great! I was just scrolling through looking for something different for a family dinner and this was a big hit! Already have requests to make it again! Thank for sharing.

  2. Why the passive aggression? You do realize that if you’d read the recipe properly first, you might’ve noticed it in time?

  3. 5 stars
    This is delicious, used just a light sprinkle of brown sugar on the topping instead of the 3/4 cup it calls for. A definite do over❤

  4. I’ve never made your recipes but found you on Instagram. Your videos are so clean and engaging. I just pulled down 5 recipes that look delicious and perfect for the holidays. Thank you for sharing!

  5. The instructions for the “print” recipe is missing step 3 from the recipe on this post (scoop the batter). I printed this in an effort to save time rather than looking at the screen. Totally jacked up the recipe. I imagine it’s delicious when all of the steps are there and it’s prepared correctly.

    1. Hi Jen, so sorry this happened. We caught the mistake and it is added in step 4. You may have printed it before the adjustment?! So sorry about this!

  6. So disappointed that you never write in the recipe when to put the batter in the pan. So, of course, I put in the pecans and brown sugar before the batter. It’s correct in the video but by the time I figured it out I couldn’t fix it.