Apple crisps and cobblers are my favorite fall desserts, especially when topped with dairy-free ice cream. And this slow cooker apple cobbler makes indulging so much easier. Just 15 minutes of prep and you can forget about this crockpot recipe until it’s time for dessert!
This slow cooker apple cobbler recipe with photo was shared with us by McCormick.com. It has been adapted ever so slightly to make it dairy free and vegan without sacrificing the integrity of the recipe. This post contains some Amazon Affiliate links to products used in this recipe and ones that I personally recommend.
This slow cooker apple cobbler recipe was created by McCormick Kitchens Executive Chef Kevan Vetter. He says, “this is an ooey gooey dessert that will fill your kitchen with an irresistible, sweet and spicy aroma while it slow cooks.”
hunybee77 on Instagram agreed. “Made this for Thanksgiving. Very good!!”
Special Diet Notes: Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
For a gluten-free slow cooker apple cobbler, swap in a gluten-free all-purpose baking mix, like Bisquick Gluten Free. You may also want to seek out certified gluten-free quick oats.
Baking Mix Options: Surprisingly, regular Bisquick and Bisquick Heart Smart (no hydrogenated oils) happen to be dairy-free. Those are the baking mixes that were used to create this recipe. But you can also make your own shelf-stable Better than Crocker Homemade Baking Mix or Mama’s Homemade Baking Mix with ease.
- 5 medium Gala apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (see note below)
- ¼ cup all-purpose dairy-free baking mix (see post above)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup all-purpose dairy-free baking mix (see post above)
- ½ cup quick oats
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dairy-free buttery spread or coconut oil
- Grease the inside of slow cooker.
- For the Apple Filling, toss the apple slices, brown sugar, baking mix and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Place the mixture in your slow cooker.
- For the Cobbler Topping, stir the baking mix, oats, sugars, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Cut in the buttery spread or coconut oil with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture over the Apple Filling.
- Cover and cook for 3 hours on high.
More Sweet Slow Cooker Recipes …
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake (vegan with gluten-free & allergy-friendly options)
Cinnamon Crockpot Apple Butter (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)
Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)
I know this recipe is 5 years old but I used it (tweaked a bit to be gluten free) and came in second place in a crockpot cook off! Thank you for posting it!
Fortunately, recipes only get better with age 🙂 Glad it worked out so well for you Emily!
I just made this today for Christmas dessert. I agree it’s a little on the too sweet side but I still enjoyed it very much. The best part was how easy and inexpensive it was to make. The downside was I think the top was not as crispy as it would be from the oven. But that’s a minor issue. I’m going to try this with blackberries in an oven with a little less sugar next. Thanks!
Marvelous that it worked out well, and blackberry crisp sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your feedback Jason.
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I made this for a Christmas party and did the gluten free substitution as well and it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your feedback on this recipe Caroline.
What size of crockpot was used? I’m thinking this would be the perfect dessert to take to work and share, when I have to work the holidays. Can’t wait to try this!
A mid-size – anywhere from a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker should work Sandi. See the note on the sweetener though!
Followed the recipe and it was way too sweet. After looking at other cobbler recipes, it looks like the sugars from both the filling and the topping could be cut in half.
Thanks for the feedback Joe. I’m going to add a note on that as it does look like there is a lot of sugar in the apple portion. I would typically only use a couple tablespoons myself. The topping looks about right though, but may seem way too sweet since there isn’t any contrast. I really appreciate your note!
I used 1/4 cup brown sugar in filling and 1/4 cup of each brown and white sugar in topping and my family loved it.
Fantastic! Thanks for your feedback and notes Cat.
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Ok yes thank you so much. My crock pot broke and I haven’t got a new one yet and I need a dessert for thanksgiving for my son. Thank you.?
I hope it works out well for him! You also might like this easy crisp recipe – http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/oatmeal-apple-crisp – apple crisp is my favorite holiday dessert!
Alisa is there anyway to make this apple cobbler without a slow cooker? I don’t have one but this is a really good recipe that my son would really like.
Hi Amber, yes, you definitely can! Simply bake it at 350ºF for about 40 to 45 minutes. I haven’t tested it, but that should work out.