The reason the creation of the “cobbler” has become a traditional culinary art is because it’s universally loved. Who doesn’t love warm gooey fruit topped with a crunchy flakey topping?
Thank God for the slow cooker–now I can actually make wonderful treats packed full of flavor with less work. The flavor from the slow cooker decreases the chef’s reliance on flavor steroids like oil, butter or any kind of cream—I know I can have that without starving my sweet tooth.
The slow cooker I have is pictured below–referred to me by Jacob’s mom Ella. This is a really affordable purchase considering the value. This small powerful machine makes your life much easier!
Ingredients for Crisp Apple Cobbler:
3 large red/orange organic fuji apples
2 baby granny smith apples
2 heaping tablespoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar (you can use agave or honey). My dear friend Simone gave me fancy honey which was a treat.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup oats
1/3 cup of light coconut milk
1/3 cup of Kashi cereal (any kind will due but preferably low sugar)
1/3 cup chopped walnut pieces
1/3 cup apple sauce
Directions to cook Cobbler using the Slow Cooker:
For the apple mixture:
Heat the slow cooker
Peel and cut all apples into bite size pieces
Put them in a bowl
Mix in 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, honey or brown sugar
Put apples in slow cooker on high heat
For the top of the cobbler:
Mix in oats, cereal, walnuts, apple sauce, coconut milk, and one teaspoon vanilla extract. Add or subtract according to your own taste (add raisins, or other various nuts. Use interesting oils other than vanilla (almond oil etc).
Pour over the top of the fruit in the slow cooker.
It’s supposed to be a lil messy! Here’s a photo of mine from tonight…
Let it sit for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The trick with the slow cooker is the longer you wait the better it tastes.
It’s warm and flavorful on the inside with that hearty crunchy kick on top. Add some 0% Fage yogurt or Trader Joe’s fat-free frozen yogurt and you will be in heaven.
Here is what mine looked like below (notice dessert always includes Tea).
A little bite of heaven…