Grain-Free & Vegan Apple Cobbler In A Jar

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

Even if you were unaware of the dropping temps and earlier sunsets, given all the pumpkin and apple recipes floating around online right now, it’d be hard not to notice that fall is on its way!  I just love fall and all of the yummy comforting food that comes along with it.  Spiced apple anything is a pretty surefire way to get me into an autumnal mood!  The smell wafting through the house while anything apple-spiced bakes is probably one of the best smells in the whole entire world.  These single-serve grain-free vegan apple cobblers in-a-jar are so simple to make, and they are a lovely healthy alternative to the usually heavy-on-the-butter and grain-containing original. Plus, these are great for those of us with restricted diets.

If you follow a paleo diet, I think just swapping the maple syrup out for honey should make these more paleo friendly.  If you can’t have nuts, try using sunflower seed flour in place of the almond flour.  If you like butter and you aren’t vegan, swap out the coconut oil with some good local grass-fed butter.

One bite of these amazing little treats will have you in the fall state of mind, as quick as can be!  What’s your favorite fall food?

apple spice cobbler

Grain-Free & Vegan Apple Cobbler In A Jar

makes 2 servings

Apple Filling:

2 large apples, peeled and diced small

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 teaspoons arrowroot starch (or other starch, corn, tapioca, potato, etc.)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Cobbler Topping:

3/4 cup blanched almond flour (I use Honeyville brand)

3 tablespoons arrowroot starch (or other starch, corn, tapioca, potato, etc)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter

2 tablespoons warm water

dash of salt

additional coconut oil for greasing jars

coconut sugar or regular sugar for the top, plus additional cinnamon

apple spice cobbler


Preheat oven to 375ºF

Lightly grease two half pint-sized jars with coconut oil*

In a medium mixing bowl, mix all of the cobbler topping ingredients together.  Make sure all of the ingredients are incorporated very well.  Get your hands in there, if need be.

Form the dough into two equal sized balls using your hands and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place it into the fridge while you prep the apples.

Once the apples are peeled, core them and cut them into small thin slices or small cubes, place them in a bowl and add the remaining filling ingredients.

Take the dough out of the fridge — it should be a bit firmer now — and roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap.  Don’t press too hard, just enough to flatten it out into circles the size of the jars (it helps to use the lid).

Carefully cover the apple filling with the cobbler dough, cut a small slit in the middle and sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar (of your choice) on top.

Place the jars on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes.  The topping should be browned and the filling should be bubbling.  Serve warm and, if you’d like, add some dairy-free ice cream or whipped coconut cream to the top.

*I used two 12-ounce sized jars but there was a little bit of extra room — that’s just the size of jars that I happen to have. If you use a half-pint sized jar they should be nice and jam packed with apples!

apple spice cobbler

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10 years ago

Yuuummmy! Thanks for the healthy treat, might have to make these =)
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10 years ago

Beth, if all we have is a 8×8 square glass pan, would you double this recipe or triple it?
Cannot wait to make this!
Sandi, Buffalo NY

10 years ago

I have a feeling if I made these I would the entire batch in one sitting!

10 years ago

Yummy! This is so good!

10 years ago

Beth you are squealingly brilliant…little wonder jars of spicy apple joy! This is exactly my favorite Fall flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

10 years ago

Sandi – most definitely. I also have a full batch recipe of Apple Cobbler on my site here:
Kinda similar recipe.
Feel free to leave out the sorghum flour and add more almond flour. Use coconut oil instead of palm shortening and opt for maple or honey instead of sugar, etc.
Hope that helps!

10 years ago

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10 years ago

I am not on a restricted diet, but love your wholesome recipes. Thank you for sharing.

10 years ago

I love looking at all the recipes you guys post! They are so inspiring and healthy. I think it’s great that you post ideas for restrictive diets. I myself am allergic to nuts and peanuts (and all legumes) and some soy products. Would you be able to find/post recipes for those with similar allergies that are also healthy?

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10 years ago

Question on the apple cobbler in a jar. Can this be done in a slightly larger jar like you said you used and leave a little “air” room at the top and fitted with a lid for saving til later? How long will this stay fresh if sealed and stored? I would love to put these for sale in my bakery, if I could figure out the shelf life on them. Thank you for sharing.

9 years ago

Hi! I used amaranth flour instead of almond and didn’t like the flavour at all. Also, I used tapioca starch and the result was too sticky. I’ll try to do it again soon with the right flour and maybe corn starch instead of tapioca.