Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler for a Simply Delicious Dairy-Free Dessert


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!

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Apple CobblerThis slow cooker apple cobbler recipe with photo was shared with us by 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.

Reader Raves

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!!”

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Apple Cobbler

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.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler
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Serves: 10 servings
Apple Filling:
  • 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
Oatmeal Cobbler Topping:
  1. Grease the inside of slow cooker.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover and cook for 3 hours on high.
Alisa's Note: As one of our readers noted, the amount of sugar added to the filling is really high. I would personally reduce this to just 2 to 4 tablespoons. You can also reduce the granulated sugar in the topping to 2 to 4 tablespoons, if desired, but I would keep the amount of brown sugar in the topping.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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  9. 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.?

  10. 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.

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