Grain-free Apple Pancake Cobbler

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on January 9, 2012

We had the laziest day yesterday.

I didn’t get out of my pajamas all day.

We played rock, paper, scissors on who got to brave the outdoors and head to Superstore for an essential toilet paper run.

I had two naps.

I meditated for 30 minutes instead of the usual 15 just because I could.

We watched a total of five movies.

My active recovery consisted of lugging the laundry down the stairs and then deciding I was too relaxed to commit to five loads. The basket is still sitting in the middle of the foyer this morning.

I had breakfast three times (read: I ate pancakes. For every meal).

My second breakfast; around 2pm, were these ridiculously simple pancake cobblers.

I’m just proud of myself for actually taking a couple of pictures of them before Kevin and I enjoyed them all cuddled up on the couch watching The Family Man.

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Grain-free Apple Pancake Cobbler

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar-free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free

Single serving apple cobblers with a grain-free pancake topping.

Inspired by my Peach Pancake Cobbler

Yield: 2 mini-loaves

Servings: 2

Ingredients

Pancake topping

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 20 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch ground nutmeg

Apple filling

  • 2 apples, cored and sliced – do not remove the skin!
  • 1 tbsp unpasteurized honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and oil two oven safe ramekins with a dab of coconut oil. I used mini ceramic loaf pans.
  2. Place eggs, almond milk, coconut flour, oil, stevia, vanilla, baking powder and nutmeg in the bowl of your food processor or blender – I used my magic bullet. Blend until smooth and set aside to thicken up.
  3. Place all filling ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir to coat and divide evenly between the prepared ramekins or loaf pans.
  4. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with the pancake mixture. Return back to the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 425F then reduce heat to 375 and cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before digging in!

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Lazy or not, I was ridiculously excited to finish taking pictures so I could enjoy these. Just look at that chunk of topping, all surrounded in caramelized apples.

*swoon*

I had originally planned on making four cakes, but stopped at two when I got too lazy to dice the additional apples.

Regretting that decision now while I sit here slurping on my green smoothie. It’s good; don’t get me wrong, but I could totally go for a cobbler right now.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

Oh it looks awesome and I bet your house smelled SO GOOD while this puppy was baking! :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

I LOVE this post. Not just for the beautiful recipe, but you made me feel normal with the amount of laundry I have that’s still waiting for me! Sounds like you had a perfectly relaxing day. We cleaned around the house, but it was relaxing. I hope you have an incredible week!

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

That looks ridiculously amazing, Leanne. And Yay for grain-free! LOVE coconut flour.

And haha….I had one of those days, too. After Saturday’s crazy 5hr workout day, I was pooped. Minus the 10 minute bike ride in the morning, I pretty much just laid out in the sun all day reading books…

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Oh my… caramelized apples and warm pancakey goodness…. sounds like my kind of Sunday!! :) Glad you had a very relaxed weekend. We all need that kind once in a while!

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LizAshlee

Yum YUM Yum…can’t wait to try this recipe..saving it for sure! Thanks..happy Monday!

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Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous

That looks delicious and has such great nutrition stats!

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Nora

I can definitely relate. I spend all day yesterday lounging. It was wonderful. And this recipe looks absolutely wonderful as well! Anything that involves baked apples just screams at me to be made. Thanks for sharing this!

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Yum – this looks amazing! I agree with Averie, I can only imagine how amazing the house smelled. You are making me want little mini loaf pans now. They are just too cute!

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Cara

Now I *must* know what 5 movies you and Kevin watched…

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

We watched Hoodwinked II (not as good as the first one), The Family Man, Breaking Dawn I (horrible), and The River Wild. Then we switched to catching up on Hell on Wheels.

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Andrea

Breaking Dawn 1 – definately different than the other movies.. I believe it was a different director. I was let down a bit too, I’m a total Twilight fan!! Haha :)

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katie @KatieDid

sounds like a lot of the days I’ve been enjoying lately on school break. Not complaining! I love sweatpants and movies and not braving the cold too!

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Simone (Simple Healthy Homemade)

Looks soooo good, like a real cake, can’t believe there’s only what 3 tbsp coconut flour in there!! Gotta try this soon!

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Lori @ Laurel of Leaves

What a DELIGHTFUL lazy day! These apple pancake cobblers look incredible. I will definitely be making them soon. I love how coconut flour stretches for a recipe so you don’t need as much as normal flour. Plus it’s so good for you!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles

Yummy :) Love the apples – they must have smelled so good!

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Laura Dickerson

This looks awesome! I was looking at the nutrition info, though and noticed that it was very high in fat. Is that due to the coconut oil? How could you reduce the fat?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

It’s a combination of the whole eggs and coconut oil. Although I haven’t tried it, you could attempt to remove half of the coconut oil and replace with unsweetened apple sauce to lower the fat content. You could also reduce the recipe to 1 egg and use 1/2 cup egg whites. The only issue with that is that the pancake will turn out to be much lighter and fluffier than dense. If you’re okay with that, it should still work!

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Kris

so who lost the roshambo and had to get out of pajama?? :)

I love lazy days, especially if they include comfort foods like this!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I lost… but I didn’t change! Went to superstore in my pj’s and greasy hair and wasn’t ashamed at all.

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Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense

This looks so good. Isn’t coconut flour amazing! The end result is so light and fluffy!
I would have this at any meal too =)

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Andrea

These look amazing Leanne! I too love how you can use so little coconut flour and get a result like this. It definately makes it worth the money, IMO! :) Have a great week!

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raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen

Omg, this will be one of the first things I make after my cleanse is over! Since I’d be making it vegan, do you think flax would be a good egg replacer? I also have Ener-G egg replacer, but this recipe seems like flax might work. Any thoughts? Thanks, as usual, for great recipes and pretty pics. : )

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Raechel, I haven’t had any luck making coconut flour baked goods vegan. Every time I do, they don’t cook correctly. What you could do, is top the cobbler with my almond flour topping that’s gluten free. Check out this post for the recipe: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6005604 enjoy your treat when you get off your cleanse!

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raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen

Great idea, thanks, Leanne! : )

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TeenyLittleSuperChef

I must say, as much as I’ve been enjoying all your salad challenge recipes, it’s nice to see a yummy baked goodie make an appearance again. During this time of cold and rain, I need some warm comforting food in my belly. This definitely looks like a winner. Thanks for the great recipe yet again, Leanne!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m on salad overload. It was time for some sugar haha :)

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Lauren @ www.cravingsgoneclean.com

These look great! I can’t wait to try them.

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Leslie

I stayed in my PJ’s all day too yesterday, but only because I had a migraine. But I did get to watch Chopped all day!
I wish I could have munched on some of your yummy apple pancake cobbler while in my pain!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better today, Leslie :)

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Charlie

Leanne: I finally clued in that you are Canadian.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Ontario, but live in New Brunswick.

Charlie

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I was born and raised just outside of Calgary, Alberta. Love it here! I’ve never been to the Maritimes, but it’s always been on my list of places to visit. I’ve heard it’s SO gorgeous out there! Hope you’re having a great weekend, Charlie.

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Debbie

Leanne, I made this last night for a special Valentine dinner for my family and they LOVED it! This morning it was enjoyed cold from the frig! (I wish I could taste it but for now I must avoid egg whites….ummm….maybe I could make it with egg yolks?) A big thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Tracy

What can I sub the 20 drops of Stevia for? Honey? Maple syrup? And if so, how much? Thanks!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Tracy – I haven’t tried to replace the stevia so I’m not 100% sure, but honey should work. I’d go with 2 tbsp and remove 2 tbsp of the milk. Enjoy!

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Lois

Hi Leanne – thanks so much for the recipe! I just took a look at the nutrition facts and the cholesterol level is really high! What ingredient is the main factor for this?

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Lois, it’s probably the eggs contributing to the cholesterol. If you or someone in your family is watching their cholesterol, you can try to replace 1 or 2 eggs with egg whites. I believe 1 egg is equal to about 3 tbsp egg white, but best to check the carton of whites before making the substitution. Hope that helps!

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Valerie

this looks amazing! i’m gf and vegan and wonder if this recipe requires eggs to work well. I understand that the pancake part will probably be super lame without eggs: less fluffy and decadent, unless you have any suggestions? [ps: i've been obsessing over your site for a few months now and the expansion and creativity has boomed in such a short time! Congratulations! love love love!]

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Valerie – thank you for your kind comments about my blog! It means so much to me that you feel that way.

Regarding veganising this recipe… it has coconut flour so it wont do well if there aren’t eggs in it. What I’d do is find a vegan muffin or bread recipe – something like my peach bread would work well, here’s the link: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6028354, and use it as the topping instead of the one listed in this cobbler recipe. I think you’ll have far more success going that route that trying to make the current recipe vegan. Good luck!

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Valerie

Thank you Leanne! I love coconut flour but it definitely needs eggs, (or lots of some kind of liquid).

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

No worries. I still haven’t been too successful in making a good egg-free coconut flour treat. They always, always turn out mushy!

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Valerie

i use it with garbanzo bean flour and flax meal sometimes for very dense “pancakes.” However my friend made incredible crepe like things with just rice milk and garbanzo bean flour – totally off topic but hey! :)

Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Nothing food or health related is off topic here! Those crepes sound lovely!

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