Healthy apple cobbler

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 8-10     adjust servings

This healthy apple cobbler is full of apple and cinnamon flavors and goes perfect with ice cream for a delicious dessert!


  • 4 cups Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced about 1/4-inch thick (3-4 medium apples, see notes)
  • 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 in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup skim milk or milk of choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons packed brown sugar


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 9x13 or 8x12 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 two knives, until the mixture resembles small peas.

Add milk and stir until just combined. The batter will be thick.

Add the batter mixture in dollops over the apples in the casserole dish and use your fingers to spread it out a little. (It's OK if it's not covering all of the apples - it will continue to spread out while baking.) Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the dish.

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and set.

Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

I generally use Fuji  apples for apple cobbler. Other crisp baking apples can be used as well, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious.

I use white whole wheat flour in my baking, but all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour would be fine here as well.

This is a great dessert for a crowd, but if you have leftovers, you can transfer them to small ramekins or bowls for easier reheating later. (I usually just reheat them in the microwave.)

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