Thursday, September 12, 2013

More Apples: Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler

Since my parents' backyard is resplendent with apples, I collected some of the nicer ones from the base of the trees, and used an ancient apple-picker apparatus complete with a little basket for the ones up high.  Ideally, the basket catches the apple after you snip the branch with shears attached to a long thin pole, but it is harder than it sounds, especially when the tool is about twenty years old.

Basically, a lot hit the ground, but cut out any unbearably bruised or rotten portions, and you're still left with a great baking apple.  This is a gluten-free, vegan recipe for apple cobbler, and is super easy to make.  A little sweeter that many of recipes, feel free to go a little lighter with your sugar or choice.  This recipe was made for my brother and his friend who begged me to make a dessert, and even offered to help peel the apples.

Apple Cobbler


7 or 8 apples, peeled and chopped into thin sections
3/4 cup (scant) of coconut palm sugar or sucanat or honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups gluten free flour*
1 cup (scant) of coconut palm sugar or sucanat
2 eggs or two "eggs"**
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted or soy butter, melted


1.  Peel and thinly chop apples into large sections.
2.  Mix sweetener and cinnamon; sprinkle and toss apples.
3.  Lay apple mix in a 13 x 9 inch un-greased pan.
4.  Mix remaining ingredients except coconut oil and dollop over the apples.  Pour melted coconut oil or nondairy butter over last.
5.  Bake 42-46 minutes or until topping is golden and apples are soft.

*Gluten-free flour option: 1 cup oat flour, 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup tapioca or potato starch
** Eggs can be replaced with 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or 4 TBSP flax meal mixed with 10 TBSP water

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