Easy Apple Cobbler Gluten Free


October 26, 2022

Want to make an easy apple cobbler gluten free? This apple cobbler is naturally gluten free with cinnamon apples and gluten free oat crumble.

Easy apple cobbler gluten free

Apple Cobbler Gluten Free

Gluten free apple cobbler is one of my favorite simple recipes to make around the holidays. It’s simple, guaranteed to be a crowd favorite, and we have an abundance of fresh local apples.

How To Make The Perfect Apple Cobbler Gluten Free

For years I have been working on mastering the perfect apple crisp. I knew that it would need to check a few different boxes:

  • Lots of crisp clusters on top
  • Soft (but not soupy) apple center
  • Sweet, but not too sweet that it overpowered the apples
  • Can stand up next to an apple pie on the Thanksgiving table

What sets this apple crisp apart is that it is actually layered. Alternating thinly sliced cinnamon and sugar apples, with chunky oat clusters that makes each and every bite something special.

Ingredients You Will Need For This Gluten Free Apple Cobbler

To make this apple cobbler gluten free I recommend using an apple with a solid firmness, such as cortlands.

Apples: I like to choose a harder apple for baking, my favorite go-to is cortlands.

Butter: Choosing a grass fed butter is going to add more flavor and nutrients to this gluten free apple crumble. But if you are dairy free you could use a vegan butter or coconut oil for a replacement.

Gluten Free Oats: While oats are naturally gluten free, they often can be contaminated by non-gluten free grains. This is why it is important to purchase gluten free certified oats to make an apple crumble gluten free.

Gluten Free Oat Flour: You can buy gluten free oat flour in the store or you can make it at home yourself from gluten free certified oats. All you need to do in pulverize the oats in a high speed blender or food processor until they form a flour.

Cinnamon: This apple crumble would not be the same without cinnamon. I believe in purchasing high quality spices since they really make a difference in the flavors of your baking. My favorite brand of cinnamon is this one.

Vanilla Extract: Similar to the cinnamon, you really want to use a high quality vanilla extract for this gluten free apple crumble. I get my vanilla extract more affordably here.

Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is a lower glycemic index sugar and adds a nice depth of flavor this recipe. I love this vanilla coconut sugar for baking, and order my coconut sugar here.

Organic Cane Sugar: Cane sugar is highly processed, and while sugar is sugar nutritionally speaking, I prefer to use an organic cane sugar in baking that has gone through less processing and is better for our health and the people who produce it.

Salt: A little bit of salt will increase the flavor in this recipe. You could also opt to use salted butter instead in which case you wouldn’t need to add any additional salt.

Gluten Free Layered Apple Crisp - The Well Essentials
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gluten free apple cobbler

Easy Apple Cobbler Gluten Free

  • Author: Megan Faletra
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Want to make an easy apple cobbler gluten free? Look no further! This apple cobbler is naturally gluten free and has the perfect crumble topping with soft cinnamon apples underneath.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 4 apples (peeled)
  • 2 sticks of grass fed butter (room temperature)
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp fair trade vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fair trade coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup fair trade cane sugar
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Peel and thinly slice apples.
  • In a medium size bowl combine sliced apples, 2 tsp cinnamon, coconut sugar, and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Mix well until apples are evenly coated and and then set off to the side.
  • Next, in a large bowl combine oats, oat flour, butter (cubed), 2 tsp cinnamon, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup cane sugar, and a pinch of sea salt. You may want to work the dough with your hands, which will help evenly combine the mixture and create those clusters.
  • Next, taking a square baking dish begin to layer the gluten free apple cobbler by placing one layer of apples on the bottom of the dish. Next, add a layer of the oat mixture, sprinkling it evenly across the apples.
  • Repeat until you are out of apples and oat topping, making sure to end with a layer of the oat cluster mixture.
  • Lastly, sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cane sugar over the gluten free apple cobbler and place in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Once the top of the gluten free apple cobbler is golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve with whipped coconut cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten free apple cobbler, apple cobbler gluten free

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

Megan is a maternal-child health dietitian and mom of two. With nearly a decade of experience working in maternal-child nutrition both domestically and abroad, Megan is passionate about supporting mothers and their little ones through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Megan especially loves helping to nourish families with simple, delicious recipes that both children and adults will enjoy. All of the recipes at MADRE are gluten free, and focused on celebrating food culture, seasonality, and supporting the nutritional needs of growing children, mothers, and families.

Megan holds a MS in Nutrition and MPH in Global Health from Tufts University, and received her dietetic license (RDN) from Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has advanced training in pediatric nutrition and baby led weaning, and is currently working towards becoming a certified lactation consultant.

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