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This spiced apple cobbler is a healthy and flavorful recipe that is ideal for breakfast, brunch, or dessert and is packed with fiber and nutrients to boost your immune system and keep you satiated for hours!
With some older and bruised apples laying around in my kitchen, I knew it was best to cook them rather than eat them raw. There were several things I could make, such as apple cider or jam, but I figured an apple cobbler was a more nutritious and filling way to utilize five apples. In general, apples are commonly paired with peanut butter, because oils help facilitate absorption of some of the vitamins in the apple. The combination also provides increased protein and greater satiation. With that being said, an apple cobbler is an apple paired with an oat and nut topping, so the topping will actually help with absorption of nutrients from the apples!
This crumble recipe is vegan and gluten-free, but if you are not vegan an/or gluten-free, you may substitute for other ingredients, which I have listed below:
- Substitute hazelnut/almond meal for whole wheat pastry flour if not gluten-free.
- Substitute butter for vegan butter/coconut oil if not vegan.
Spiced Apple Cobbler (Vegan + GF)
yield: 9 in. pie pan or casserole dish (8 servings)
For apple filling:
- 5 granny smith apples
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 4 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. water
For crumble topping:
- 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 1/4 c. hazelnut meal OR almond meal OR whole wheat pastry flour (if not gluten-free)
- 1/4 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1/4 c. dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon OR pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp. melted vegan butter or coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Peel the granny smith apples, remove the core, and slice into relatively thin pieces. Place in a large bowl.
- Into the apples, pour all the apple filling ingredients and stir until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix all of the crumble topping ingredients together and set aside.
- Take you baking pan or casserole dish and spray a little bit of non-stick spray. Pour the apple filling contents in and top with the crumble topping. Bake in the oven at 350 F for 45-50 min.
- Once baking is complete, remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 min. Dish out and serve with a scoop of vegan ice cream or whipped cream!
The hot cobbler tastes best when it is slightly hot out of the oven and served with a cold and creamy topping. The cobbler is spiced, tart, and slightly sweet which can also be enjoyed with coffee or tea. The cobbler can last up to 7 days in the fridge when placed in an airtight container. I do not recommend freezing the cobbler since the apples will change in texture.