Healthy Apple Cobbler is easy to make from scratch and is the perfect for dessert! Made gluten-free and with no refined sugar, this dessert features fresh juicy apples and lots of naturally sweet flavor. Add a scoop of creamyice cream on top, and you’re set!
The most delicious baked apple dessert
Who here is an apple dessert lover? I know for me, I’ll take anything and everything that includes ripe, juicy apples. Apple pies? Yes. Apple cakes? Yes. Apple cobblers? Double yes. If it has apples, I want to try it!
Though, I’m sure this is obvious as evidenced by the many apple recipes on my website (and yes, for those of you wondering, that includes many apple pie recipes).
For this recipe, however, I’m taking a note from childhood and whipping up a delicious apple cobbler that’s undeniably flavorful and delicious. It’s easy to make, consists of only two parts, and is totally worth every second of prep time. Grab yourcrisp apples, and let’s get started!
Ingredients in apple crumble cobbler
This recipe consists of two sections: the apple filling and the crumbly top layer. For each part you’ll use a number of ingredients chosen to provide the most flavor and the most nutrients. I stuck to ingredients that were as whole as possible in order to create a healthier apple cobbler option!
- Apples (I used crisp)
- Lemon juice
- Arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
Tools needed for this recipe
Though a simple recipe, you will need a good number of kitchen tools in order to prepare all of the ingredients properly. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:
- Baking dish
- Nonstick spray
- Cutting board
- Knife (or vegetable slicer)
- Two mixing bowls
- Stirring utensil
- Aluminum foil
For measuring, you will need the following sizes: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make healthy apple cobbler
Healthy apple cobbler doesn’t require a baking degree. In fact, it’s so simple that when you make it once, you can probably make it again with your eyes closed! It essentially involves simply slicing the apples, mixing them with other ingredients, and making the crumble. Then, just bake!
First, preheat the oven to 350F and grease a baking dish. I used an 11×8 pan, but any size will work.
Next, peel, core, and slice the apples to about 1/8 inch thick per slice.
Toss the slices in awith the lemon juice, , , cinnamon, nutmeg, and arrowroot powder. Then, set aside while preparing the crumble.
In a bowl, mix the oats,, salt, cinnamon, and .
Pour in theand melted . Stir until well combined.
Pour the apples into the greased baking dish, including the liquid in the bottom of the bowl.
Add dollops of the cobbler mixture onto the apples, evenly dispersing and covering as much of the top as possible.
Bake for 45 minutes. If the top starts to brown too early, cover with aluminum foil.
Serve warm, optionally withice cream!
What to serve with cobbler
We serve our healthy apple cobbler withice cream. The coldness pairs perfectly with the warmth of the cobbler… it’s basically a cozy hug in a bowl!
Don’t forget to add whipped cream or even a caramel drizzle for extra happiness.
How to store leftover apple cobbler
I recommend enjoying apple cobbler within 4 hours of removing from the oven for the best taste! However, you may have extras. These leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator, either in a sealed container or in the original baking dish with aluminum foil on top.
For best results, heat up individual leftovers in the microwave before enjoying.
More apple desserts to try
Can’t get enough of apple dishes this time of year? I can’t either! Here are some delicious recipes to satisfy all of your apple cravings. Enjoy!
- 6 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin (I used Honeycrisp)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a baking dish. I used an 11×8 pan.
- Peel, core, and slice your apples about 1/8 inch thick.
- Toss slices in mixing bowl with lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and arrowroot powder. Set aside while preparing crumble.
- In a bowl, mix together oats, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Pour in maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Stir until well combined.
- Pour apples into greased baking dish, including the liquid in the bottom of the bowl.
- Add dollops of cobbler mixture onto apples, evenly dispersing and covering as much of the top as possible.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, covering top halfway through with aluminum foil if starting to brown.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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