The Monthly Recipe: Gluten Free Apple Breakfast Cobbler

Gluten Free Apple Breakfast Cobbler

This is a nice simple cobbler based on a Dutch baby pancake, good for breakfast OR dessert! I found the coconut flour created more of a cobbler that stayed on top, and we’ve been eating it that way ever since. I haven’t tried using alternative milks but I’m sure it would work. The tricky thing is that the coconut flour thickens the batter so quickly that you can’t just pour it on. I’ve spooned the topping on, piped it using a plastic bag with the corner cut off, and scooped it with a cookie scoop

Ingredients

  • 2 medium large baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray or grease a deep-dish pie plate.
  3. Melt the butter in the dish in the microwave then tilt the dish around to cover the bottom of the dish and up the sides with butter.
  4. Arrange the apples in the prepared dish.
  5. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  6. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.
  8. Add in the milk.
  9. Sieve the coconut flour with the salt, to remove any lumps.
  10. Stir the flour and salt into the milk and eggs, working quickly as it will thicken very fast.
  11. Drop by spoon or cookie scoop onto the apples slices.
  12. Spread as best you can.
  13. Bake for 25 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool before serving with more maple syrup for a breakfast or vanilla ice cream for dessert.
  15. Enjoy!

The Monthly Recipe: Gluten Free Pineapple Upside-down Cake

I love to make desserts that pair fruit and nut flours in some way. They are rich, delicious, and satisfying. This is a classic that is particularly popular in my husband’s family, with a little bit of an update – it’s gluten free and cane sugar free.

I made a few test cakes. The first, with the triple flours, was delicious but could have used a little more baking time. Plus, it boiled over a little in the oven.

The second, I used my old stand by almond sponge cake and cut back on the butter and maple syrup with the pineapple. This time I put it on a pizza tin, but didn’t need to. It was okay but it didn’t thrill me with the flavor the way the first had. I’d also forgotten to add the rum flavoring.

The third version was like the first, but I used fresh pineapple, cut the recipe to one fourth, used a deep casserole, and used the full baking time. It had a little trouble coming out of the casserole, but I didn’t mind. The flavor is the most important part. J

(Adapted from the recipe for Pineapple Upside-down Cake in a very old Betty Crocker cookbook.)

Gluten-free Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 – 20 ounce can sliced, diced, or crushed pineapple, drained (I used fresh the last time)
  • ½ cup each almond, tapioca, and coconut flour
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup extra light tasting olive oil
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a deep dish pie plate, or 9 X 9 square cake tin, with high sides, or a similar sized baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in the maple syrup using the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute (This can be done in your baking dish directly if it is microwave safe.)
  4. Arrange the drained pineapple evenly in the maple syrup and butter.
  5. Add the rest of your ingredients to a bowl and whisk vigorously.
  6. Allow cake batter to sit for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken up.
  7. Pour cake batter over the pineapple.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes or until a knife or tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool five minutes.
  10. Using pot holders, turn out onto a serving dish. (If you’re not fussy, you can just scoop out portions when it’s cool enough.)
  11. Serve warm or cold, it’s delicious either way.