Low in sugar apple cobbler - Delicious, juicy, saucy apples under a sugar-free oat-based biscuit topping. Nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free.
Geez la weez, the weather here has been d-r-e-a-r-y.
With almost two solid days of rain (and by 'rain', I mean gray drizzle), I am ready for the sun to be shining again!
Believe it or not, I used to love rainy days. After a brief stint living in Oregon, however, I quickly realized that said weather was not for me.
This kind of oppressive gloom calls for a treat! Who am I kidding, every day I look for a reason to have a treat. 🙂
Next to single serve chocolate cakes, fruit-based desserts are next on the list of 'treats I love'.
If you're like me, maybe you're wondering the difference between the three?
Quick and dirty, a cobbler typically has a biscuit topping, while crisps and crumbles are similar, but crumbles don't contain oats. Oops! Too bad I didn't know that before creating my version.
Let's chat for a moment about this cobbler.
When I served it to the fam, it went down fast.
It was loved by all, old and young, and the best part....the entire recipe only has ONE tablespoon of added sweetener!
With ingredients that are naturally sweet, like apple, oats, and cinnamon, there really is no need for more.
If you choose to top it with a dollop of iced or whipped cream, there's even less need for sweeteners.
The apple base on this is awesome, thanks to the addition of an arrowroot slurry. The slurry creates a thick sauce that's very reminiscent of traditional apple pie.
I love the other recipes, but I think this one is my favorite!
Low Sugar Cinnamon Apple Cobbler
For the apples:
- 4 apples , sliced thin (I use a red variety)
- 6 T. water
- 1 T. arrowroot
- 1 T. coconut sugar
- dash sea salt
- 1 t. lemon juice
- 1 t. cinnamon
- ⅛ t. nutmeg
- 1 t. vanilla extract
For the topping:
- 1 c. oat flour
- ⅛ t. sea salt
- 1 ½ t. baking powder
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 3 T. coconut oil
- ¼ c. milk of your choice
- 1 egg (or another 1/4 cup of milk)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix the water, arrowroot, sugar, lemon juice, spices, salt, and vanilla.
- Toss the mixture with the apple slices and pour them into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
- To make the cobbler topping, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Cut in the oil until the mix is pebbly in appearance.
- Lightly beat the egg (if using) with the milk.
- Add it (or 1/2 cup of milk total if not using the egg) to the flour.
- Mix until all dry ingredients are moistened.
- Dollop the batter evenly atop the apples (see picture below).
- Bake the cobbler for 30 minutes.
- Cool, cut, and enjoy!
I've tried the topping with and without the egg and am pleased by both. I like the extra protein the egg adds, so I opt to add it.
If you try this or any other recipe, please let me know how you like it!
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, Allergy-Free Thursday