Autumn GF Apple Cobbler RecipeAug 30, 2021
So it's not quite autumn yet. But apples have been on my mind! And in my yard. We moved to a new house last January, and were told that our apple tree would fruit every few years. This is the year, and there is soooo much fruit.
My family and I are loving stewarding the little slice of land that our tree (named Hesso) lives on. Hesso is a nature being and neighborhood sentinel, concepts which are explored more in the next blog post.
We wander around the yard each evening and morning to pick up dropped apples. On weekends we'll pick ripe apples directly from Hesso (either by ladder or jumping for them!) before the ground insects and wasps begin devouring them.
Following in the tradition of the previous stewards of Hesso, we put a box out with these freshly-picked apples for our neighbors to share in. But there are still so many apples to get creative with! So I've been digging into my tried-and-true recipes and researching some new ones.
Before we get to the recipe, let's talk briefly about the energetic attributes of apples.
Energetic Attributes of Apples
Raw apples have cold properties, and thus are perfect for hot weather, a fiery situation, or a stressful day. Apples are dry & astringent, and hence can soak up excess fluid in the body. Apples are also loaded with pectin which produces helpful gut bacteria.
If you are one of those folks who has a difficult time digesting raw apples, or it's a season or time of life that craves warm foods, choose a cooked apple dish. Cooked apple dishes are not only delicious, but also aid in elimination.
Gluten-Free Apple Cobble Recipe
One of my favorite apple concoctions is a gluten-free cobbler recipe I learned when I was sous cheffing for retreatants at Dharma Ocean. I like this recipe because you don't have to peel the apples (if they are organic). And there aren't a lot of obscure ingredients to procure either.
Serves 10 (this isn't totally accurate as people often take big servings, and seconds and thirds)
1 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups non-dairy milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups apples, cored and sliced (no need to peel if organic)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil or ghee.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, maple syrup, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk and egg. Pour this mixture evenly in the pan.
In another bowl combine the filling ingredients. Spread this over the batter in the pan. PLEASE DO NOT STIR!
Bake for 45 minutes or until batter comes to the top and is golden brown. Let cool briefly, cut into squares, and serve warm.
Top with your favorite ice cream.
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