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Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler (Vegan) – The Roasted Root

Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler made dairy-free and vegan-friendly is a fabulous celebration of apple season! You’d never guess this easy cobbler is gluten-free and dairy-free!

Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler made dairy-free and vegan-friendly. This simple apple cobbler recipe is wildly delicious!

Crispy cobbler topping, sweet, cinnamony sticky soft baked apples and all the flavors of fall and joy wrapped up into one dessert!

This incredibly easy cobbler recipe comes together quickly, requires absolutely zero baking experience, and results in the most inviting, impressive treat.

Desserts like this are just so sharable. 

Scoop the cobbler into bowls, top it off with creamy vanilla ice cream and you’re in for a wildly stimulating burst of joy.

I’m such a fan of crisps and cobblers that I have quite a few recipes here!

My Gluten-Free Vegan Peach Cobbler , Paleo Blackberry Cobbler, and Vegan Strawberry Cobbler are some of my post popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler

Now, this apple cobbler recipe is a riff off my Gluten-Free Pear Cobbler  recipe. 

The cobbler topping has that picture perfect texture – crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, nice and flaky and buttery in flavor. 

You’d never guess there’s no butter or eggs involved!

And those apples…

While the apples bake, they caramelize in their own juices, creating soft, flavorful fruit with the most amazing sticky sauce. 

Not only is this big batch dessert loaded with all the good feelings and easy to make, but the ingredients involved are super simple!

Let’s chat about them.

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler:

Apples: The centerpiece of the cobbler! Apple become sweet, soft and flavorful during the baking process. I use apples that came from my grandparent’s trees. Granny smith apples are customary in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever apples you love in baked recipes.

Coconut Sugar, Maple Sugar, or Brown Sugar: Used to sweeten both the apple filling and the cobbler topping, we use a granulated sweetener. Choose your favorite! I like brown sugar, but coconut sugar and maple sugar are great refined sugar-free alternatives.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: Used for the cobbler topping! Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour makes an amazing crispy yet soft biscuit topping. If you aren’t gluten-free, feel free to use regular all-purpose flour.

Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice: Flavoring both the apple filling and the cobbler topping, we warm it up with ground cinnamon. If you love some extra spice, feel free to use pumpkin pie spice instead of ground cinnamon.

Coconut Oil: The fat portion of the topping. Coconut oil takes the place of butter and has a naturally sweet flavor to it. I also find it generates a sort of buttery flavor in recipes like this.

If you aren’t dairy-free, feel free to swap the coconut oil for melted butter.

Full-Fat Canned Coconut Milk: Adding liquid and more fat to the cobbler topping, full-fat canned coconut milk adds richness and moisture. Similar to coconut oil, it has a natural sweetness and adds lovely flavor to the topping. 

Be sure to use canned coconut milk versus coconut milk from a carton. You want the fat content from the coconut milk for the best flavor!

If you aren’t dairy-free, you can replace the coconut milk with cream or buttermilk.

Sea Salt: Sea salt is pivotal both in the apple filling and the cobbler topping! It brings out all of the flavors so that we get an incredibly rich experience. If you’ve ever had a slice of apple pie that tasted super bland it’s probably because there wasn’t enough salt or cinnamon.

Let’s make apple cobbler!

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How to Make Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler:

Peel, core, and chop the apples and add them to a mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients for the apple filling. 

Add the ingredients for the apple filling to a mixing bowl

Stir well until combined.

Stir the apple filling mixture until combined

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Add the dry ingredients for the topping (gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and coconut sugar) to a mixing bowl and stir well. Add the melted coconut oil and coconut milk and stir until a thick dough forms. 

Mix the ingredients for the cobbler topping

Transfer the apple mixture to a large 13” x 9” casserole dish and spread into an even layer.

Transfer the apple filling to a casserole dish

Drop the dough over the apple filling.

Crumble the topping mixture over the apple filling

You can also form biscuits, simply drop bits of dough over the apples or smooth the topping into an even layer. Whatever look you prefer!

Form biscuit shapes for cobbler

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes, until biscuits are golden-brown.

Remove cobbler from the oven. If desired, drizzle melted coconut oil or butter over the biscuits. Serve cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

This is one of those desserts that leaves you feeling great and is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! 

Share it with your friends and family during apple harvest season!…or year round!

For a grain-free version of this recipe, check out my Paleo Apple Cinnamon Crisp

If you make this recipe, please feel free to share a photo on Instagram and tag @The.Roasted.Root!

Don’t forget the ice cream!

Ingredients

Apple Filling:

  • 8 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar, maple sugar, or brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Topping

  • 2 cups Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar, maple sugar or brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp coconut oil, melted**
  • 3/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and chop the apples and add them to a mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients for the apple filling. Stir well until combined.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Add the dry ingredients for the topping (gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and coconut sugar) to a mixing bowl and stir well. Add the melted coconut oil and coconut milk and stir until a thick dough forms. 
  4. Transfer the apple mixture to a large 13” x 9” casserole dish and spread into an even layer. Drop dough over the apple filling. You can form biscuits, simply drop bits of dough over the apples or smooth the topping into an even layer. Whatever look you prefer!
  5. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes, until biscuits are golden-brown.
  6. Remove cobbler from the oven. If desired, drizzle melted coconut oil or butter over the biscuits. Serve cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

*If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use ground cinnamon or make your own spice mixture by combining 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ground nutmeg, and ¼ tsp ground cloves

**If you aren’t vegan, replace the coconut oil with melted butter

Nutrition Information

Yield 8

Serving Size 1 of 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 432Total Fat 17gCarbohydrates 75gProtein 2g

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Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler (Vegan) – The Roasted Root is written by Julia for www.theroastedroot.net

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