This Paleo Apple Cobbler has a sweet juicy apple filling and the perfect cobbler topping! The cinnamon apple combination is crave worthy. This gluten free apple cobbler is incredibly easy to make, filled with healthy ingredients, and always a huge hit!

Gluten free apple cobbler in a white bowl

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Paleo Apple Cobbler is very simple to make!
  • The cinnamon apples are soft, tender, and just sweet enough.
  • A simple gluten free cobbler topping is the perfect top layer.
  • This cobbler is made with almond flour instead of traditional wheat flour.
  • This recipe is healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert.
  • Made without oats, without cake mix or Bisquick, this recipe is wholesome and grain free. See my Guide to Gluten Free Flours and Gluten Free Baking post for more tips and tricks.
  • This apple cobbler is Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, and low sugar.
Apple cobbler in a pie dish

What is Apple Cobbler?

Apple cobbler is a traditional Southern dessert that is made with a fruity or savory filling. Typically, this filling is poured into a large dish and then topped with a biscuit, dumpling or batter topping.

In this recipe, Paleo, Vegan and gluten free ingredients are used.

Recipe Steps

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Add all cobbler topping ingredients to a bowl and mix.  Batter should be thick. Place in fridge.

Dough for cobbler

Step 3

Peel and core apples.  Slice into 16 or so pieces each.

Sliced apples

Step 4

Mix apples with remaining bottom layer ingredients in a bowl.  Pour into a greased pie dish.

Cinnamon apples

Step 5

Drop topping in clumps on top of apple layer.

Apple cobbler

Step 6

Lightly cover pie dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake an additoinal 5 minutes.

Step 7

Remove from oven and serve!

Expert Tips

Follow these steps for making the BEST Gluten Free and Paleo Apple Cobbler!

  • The cobbler dough might appear a little crumbly. Refrigerating it helps the dough to come together.
  • Slice apples into evenly sized pieces. Differently sized pieces will result in uneven baking.
  • Completely coat apples with bottom layer ingredients before adding to pie dish.
  • Form cobbler topping dough into 4 or 5 evenly sized discs. Discs should be able 1/4 inch in thickness.
  • Bake until apples are fork tender and cobbler is bubbly around edges.
  • This can be made in a cast iron skillet for extra heartiness.
Paleo Vegan apple cobbler

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of apples should I use?

I highly recommend using a combination of soft mushy apples (like Macintosh) and a slightly sour apple (like Granny smith). Macintosh apples bake nicely and get tender. Granny smith apples provide a little punch of flavor.

What is the difference between a crumble and a cobbler?

A cobbler is a deep dish dessert topped with a thick dough topping, whereas a crumble is a dessert with a layer of topping.

Does apple cobbler need to be refrigerated?

Yes, apple cobbler needs to be refrigerated. In this Paleo apple cobbler, there are only wholesome ingredients used. Refrigerating leftovers is needed.

Can I freeze apple cobbler?

Yes, you can freeze apple cobbler. For this gluten free apple cobbler, simply thaw and then reheat before eating.

How do I reheat leftovers?

Either microwave or bake leftovers. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes covered with foil or until warmed through.

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Paleo apple cobbler in a white dish

Get the Recipe: Paleo Apple Cobbler (Gluten Free & Vegan)

This Paleo Apple Cobbler is incredibly flavorful, easy to make, and healthy! This gluten free cobbler has a sweet juicy apple filling and a delicious cobbler topping. It is easy enough to make for any occasion!
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Bottom Layer

Cobbler Topping


  • First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make the cobbler topping first. Add all cobbler topping ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place cobbler topping in fridge while you make the bottom layer.
  • Peel, core and slice apples into 16 pieces. Then, add apples to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all bottom layer ingredients to the bowl with the apple slices. Toss until apples are completely coated.
  • Lightly spray a pie plate with nonstick spray. Then, pour apple mixture into dish.
  • Remove cobbler topping from fridge. Form 4 or 5 discs of dough and place those on top of apples.
  • Place a sheet of aluminum foil lightly covering the pie dish. Do not press tin foil onto cobbler topping.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Then, carefully remove tin foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until apples are fork tender.
  • Finally, remove from oven and serve!


  • Cobbler topping dough will be a little crumbly.  This is normal!
  • Slice apples into evenly sized pieces.
  • Toss apples and bottom layer ingredients until apples are completely covered.
  • Form cobbler topping dough into 4 or 5 evenly sized discs.
  • Bake until apples are fork tender.
Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Sodium: 204mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 69IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 1mg

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