Low Calorie Apple Cobbler

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This is the only low calorie apple cobbler recipe you will ever need. One of my favorite desserts is a warm low calorie apple cobbler topped with ice cream. It’s wonderful on chilly nights when you want to curl up by the fire and watch a good movie. I’m here to give you that exact recipe…

This Apple Cobbler is so delicious and low calorie too. I had to make so many batches because everyone is eating them up. No matter how many batches I made, they’re all gone in no time. There are numerous health benefits of a low-calorie diet.

Low Calorie Apple Cobbler

Healthy Apple Cobbler is easy to make from scratch and is the perfect for dessert! Made gluten-free and with no refined sugar, this dessert features fresh juicy apples and lots of naturally sweet flavor. Add a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top, and you’re set!

apple cobbler with two spoons and ice cream

The most delicious baked apple dessert

Who here is an apple dessert lover? I know for me, I’ll take anything and everything that includes ripe, juicy apples. Apple pies? Yes. Apple cakes? Yes. Apple cobblers? Double yes. If it has apples, I want to try it!

For this recipe, however, I’m taking a note from childhood and whipping up a delicious apple cobbler that’s undeniably flavorful and delicious. It’s easy to make, consists of only two parts, and is totally worth every second of prep time. Grab your honey crisp apples, and let’s get started!

Ingredients in apple crumble cobbler

This recipe consists of two sections: the apple filling and the crumbly top layer. For each part you’ll use a number of ingredients chosen to provide the most flavor and the most nutrients. I stuck to ingredients that were as whole as possible in order to create a healthier apple cobbler option!

Apple Filling:

  • Apples (I used honey crisp)
  • Lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)

Cobbler Topping:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almond flour
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil (melted)

Tools needed for this recipe

Though a simple recipe, you will need a good number of kitchen tools in order to prepare all of the ingredients properly. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • Baking dish
  • Nonstick spray
  • Cutting board
  • Knife (or vegetable slicer)
  • Two mixing bowls
  • Stirring utensil
  • Aluminum foil

For measuring, you will need the following sizes: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, and 1 cup.

apple cobbler in dish

How to make healthy apple cobbler

Healthy apple cobbler doesn’t require a baking degree. In fact, it’s so simple that when you make it once, you can probably make it again with your eyes closed! It essentially involves simply slicing the apples, mixing them with other ingredients, and making the crumble. Then, just bake!

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350F and grease a baking dish. I used an 11×8 pan, but any size will work.
  2. Next, peel, core, and slice the apples to about 1/8 inch thick per slice.
  3. Toss the slices in a mixing bowl with the lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and arrowroot powder. Then, set aside while preparing the crumble.
  4. In a bowl, mix the oats, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  5. Pour in the maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Stir until well combined.
  6. Pour the apples into the greased baking dish, including the liquid in the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Add dollops of the cobbler mixture onto the apples, evenly dispersing and covering as much of the top as possible.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes. If the top starts to brown too early, cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Serve warm, optionally with vanilla ice cream!

What to serve with cobbler

We serve our healthy apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream. The coldness pairs perfectly with the warmth of the cobbler… it’s basically a cozy hug in a bowl!

Don’t forget to add whipped cream or even a caramel drizzle for extra happiness.

apple cobbler with ice cream in dish

How to store leftover apple cobbler

I recommend enjoying apple cobbler within 4 hours of removing from the oven for the best taste! However, you may have extras. These leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator, either in a sealed container or in the original baking dish with aluminum foil on top.

APPLE COBBLER

Apple Cobbler made with warm cinnamon apples and a golden cobbler crust. Top it with whipped topping or yogurt, the perfect fall dessert!

Apple Cobbler Ramekins
APPLE COBBLER

Apple Cobbler is one of my favorite fall desserts! I love it more than pie, and the great news is it’s so much easier to make too. I love to eat it warm right out of the oven. Another one of my favorite cobbler recipes is this Skillet Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cobbler and for another fall apple dessert, try my Apple Cranberry Crumble.

This healthy apple dessert recipe is delicious, and you’ll never know it doesn’t have all the butter and sugar that most cobblers call for. You could make this recipe in a pie dish if you want to serve it for Thanksgiving, but I love the portion control you get from making them in ramekins.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COBBLER AND CRISP?

Apple cobbler and apple crisp are very similar except for the topping. Cobbler has more of a biscuit topping that you drop by spoonfuls over the apples, and crisp has an oat-sugar topping.

WHAT IS APPLE COBBLER MADE OF?

There are two main parts of an apple cobbler: the apples and the topping. First, let’s talk about the filling ingredients:

  • Apples: Well, of course, you need apples to make apple cobbler. I use peeled and sliced Gala apples for this cobbler, but you could also use Honeycrisp or Granny Smith. You do you!
  • Sweetener: I use honey to sweeten the filling, but you could use maple syrup or agave if you prefer.
  • Spices: This cobbler smells like fall, thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Citrus: The fresh lemon juice brightens the flavor.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch thickens the filling.
  • Water and salt

HERE IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE COBBLER TOPPING:

  • White whole wheat and all purpose flours
  • Granulated sugar mixes into the topping and brown sugar goes on top
  • Baking powder, baking soda, salt
  • Butter, buttermilk, canola oil

IS GALA A GOOD BAKING APPLE?

Yes, Gala apples are good baking apples. They are naturally sweet, so you don’t have to add as much sugar to whatever you are making.

VARIATIONS & TIPS:

  • Swap out the honey for stevia, monk fruit, agave, or another sweetener.
  • Feel free to use Honeycrisp or another sweet apple if you don’t have Gala.
  • Two and a half pounds of apples is about six to seven apples depending on their size.
  • Swap the apples. You could make this cobbler recipe with peaches or pears.
  • To make gluten-free apple cobbler, sub the flours with gluten-free flour.
  • If you don’t have individual ramekins, bake the cobbler in a pie dish or 8” x 8” pan for about the same amount of time.
  • If you want to prep ahead, bake it the day before and reheat in the oven or microwave when you’re ready to serve.
  • Take it to the next level, add a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or whipped cream.

Weight Watchers Apple Cobbler

Weight Watchers Apple Cobbler is full of apple and cinnamon flavors and goes perfectly with ice cream for a delicious dessert!

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:35 minutes
  • Resting Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:55 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Servings: 10 servings
  • Calories: 175kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Fuji or Gala apples peeled, cored and sliced about 1/4-inch thick (3-4 medium apples)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or sub all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I use skim)
  • 1-2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Place sliced apples in a medium bowl. Drizzle with honey, then add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well to coat the apples.
  • Transfer apples to a 9-inch x 13-inch (or 8-inch x12-inch) casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  • Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or a fork, until the mixture resembles small peas.
  • Add milk and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter mixture over the apples in the casserole dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the batter.
  • Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and set.
  • Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Weight Watchers points per serving Smart Points: 8PointsPlus: 5

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.5mg

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOW CALORIE DIET

While proponents of low-calorie diets claim that it will lead to increased weight loss, research shows that maintaining an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals during severe calorie restriction is not feasible for most people.17 A diet that’s highly restrictive is not sustainable or practical and could lead to unhealthy eating habits, which is why developing a low-calorie plan with the help of a medical professional is ideal.

Health Risks

If developed with balanced nutrition in mind and followed correctly, there are no common health risks associated with a low-calorie diet. However, following a low-calorie diet that focuses on an eating schedule is the opposite of mindful or intuitive eating, which is often an effective strategy for health, weight loss, and weight maintenance.

Additionally, not listening to your internal hunger cues can be problematic for those who have had an eating disorder or are at risk for developing one due to factors such as body image issues.

The low-calorie diet is only as safe and effective as the person following it. Those who use this diet need to get good advice from their healthcare provider or a registered dietician and adhere to that advice carefully.

Very low-calorie diets, even though they sound similar, are quite different because they are prescribed by a doctor and you do not consume any food, only meal replacements.

“Low-calorie diet” is a broad term that encompasses many types of eating plans and a broad range of suggested intakes for calories. Consuming fewer calories than you burn is an effective way to lose weight, but following a low-calorie diet is not necessarily simple or easy. Do your research ahead of time and speak to a doctor or nutritionist to help you get started. This will boost your chances of weight loss success in a safe manner.

Remember, following a long-term or short-term diet may not be necessary for you, and many diets out there don’t work, especially long-term. While we do not endorse fad diet trends or unsustainable weight loss methods, we present the facts so you can make an informed decision that works best for your nutritional needs, genetic blueprint, budget, and goals.

If your goal is weight loss, remember that losing weight isn’t necessarily the same as being your healthiest self, and there are many other ways to pursue health. Exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle factors also play a major role in your overall health. The best diet is always the one that is balanced and fits your lifestyle.

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