Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries – If you’re looking for warm and cozy desserts this fall or winter season, you have to try this Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries!
Filled with phytonutrient rich fruit, and gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free, this recipe is healthy and delicious! Ready to learn more? Keep reading!
Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries for Dessert or Breakfast!
I actually had a hard time deciding whether to categorize this recipe as a fruit dessert or breakfast recipe. I ultimately went with fruit dessert, but to be honest, we mostly eat it for breakfast. This recipe has just that perfect amount of sweetness that makes satisfies that sweet tooth, without being too overpowering for your first meal of the day.
Whether you eat it for breakfast or dessert, it’s definitely a clean eating recipe with no refined sugar or oil, is 100% gluten and dairy-free, and has a lot more fruit than your typical cobbler recipe.
You’ll most definitely get your morning serving of fruit in this cobbler, as well as some healthy grains to keep you full for hours!
A Sweet and Doughy Polenta Cobbler
While most cobblers use a flour-only option for the dough on top, you can absolutely make cobbler from polenta! In fact, I almost prefer the polenta cobbler to the more conventional flour-only version.
If you plan to eat it for breakfast, it’s good to know you can assemble unbaked cobbler the night before and then just refrigerate it overnight. Then all you have to do in the morning is wake and bake! A healthy, effortless, warm-breakfast for busy mornings!
Why our Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries is a Healthy Option
Most cobbler recipes are filled with sugar, gluten, dairy, and are strictly desserts. Our Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries, on the other hand is free of all of those inflammatory ingredients, and is actually healthy!
Want to know why are cobbler stands out against the rest? Here’s a quick rundown of the changes we made…
Traded Refined Sugar for Natural Sweeteners
In our cobbler recipe (as well as all of our other recipes here at Clean Cuisine), we ditched the refined-sugar, and opted for natural sweeteners instead! Natural sweeteners are are nutrient-rich, and far superior to empty calorie refined sugar.
In this recipe, we used date sugar, maple syrup, and fresh fruit for the sweetness!
Swapped Cream and Butter for Dairy-Free Options
Here at Clean Cuisine, we simply do not agree that milk does the body any good. At the very least, the benefits are nowhere near substantial enough to overshadow the ill-effects. Besides, who needs dairy with so many amazing dairy-free alternatives out there these days!
Swapped Flour for Gluten Free Alternatives
Traditionally, the biscuits on top of a cobbler are made with all purpose flour. Instead of suffering the inflammatory effects of gluten, we simply swapped all purpose flour out for a gluten free flour and polenta combo! Seriously moist and delicious, without wheat.
Used Whole Fruits
Most cobbler recipes call for peeling the fruit before adding to the cobbler. However, the skin is where many of the nutrients and much of the fiber is found! Instead of removing those nutrients, we kept the skin on in our recipe for an even tastier, and more nutritious treat!
Ways to Enjoy Apple Cobbler with Cranberries
Like mentioned above, you can enjoy this Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries for breakfast or dessert! The choice is yours, and either way, you’re getting hearty and healthy nutrition from this dish!
Here are just a few ways we love to enjoy our Apple Cobbler with Cranberries:
Add a Big Scoop of Ice Cream: Want to dress up your Apple Cobbler a bit more? If you’re in the dessert mood, a big scoop of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Try Adding Whipped Cream: Still perfect for dessert, whipped cream is a mild and lighter option for your Cobbler dessert!
Enjoy Alongside Oats: Looking for a breakfast option? Of course you can enjoy this Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries on its own, but you can add a few more grains, and a bit of diversity to your meal with a side of oatmeal. Personally, I love plain oatmeal alongside my cobbler with just a dash of honey.
Crumble in Yogurt: Okay, you may think I’m crazy for this one…but trust me, cobbler crumbled in Homemade Yogurt with Coconut Cream is the perfect combination of tart and sweet! Think of it as a yogurt parfait. You have the fruit in your cobbler, with the biscuits on top substituting the granola. Truly a perfect combination!
Ready to learn how to make this cobbler from home? Here are all of the details!
Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries
If you’re looking for warm and cozy desserts this fall or winter season, you have to try this Easy Recipe for Apple Cobbler with Cranberries!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 2 organic apples Granny Smith or Fuji, chopped
- 1 peeled orange, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, divided
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup 1-for-1 gluten free flour, divided
- 1/4 cup medium-grind polenta, not quick cooking
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- 1/4 cup date sugar
- 1/2 cup hemp milk
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin organic coconut oil
- Coconut whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the apples, orange, cranberries, 1 tablespoon of the vanilla, maple syrup and 1/4 cup of the spelt flour; toss to combine. Transfer the fruit mixture to the prepared baking dish.
- In a clean bowl, add the remaining 3/4 cup of flour, polenta, baking powder and sugar; whisk ingredients together until well blended.
- Add in the hemp milk and remaining teaspoon of vanilla; stir to combine.
- Cut in the coconut oil with a fork and mix until just blended (Note: do not over-mix).
- Drop the batter by large spoonfuls over the fruit mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until topping is golden and fruit mixture is bubbling around the edges. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with coconut whipped cream (optional). Enjoy!
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