Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

This cobbler is so easy and made with all natural sugar
Servings: 12
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Time: 55 mins

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This easy Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe is absolute perfection and comes together in under an hour. It’s a must for any holiday! Tart green apples in a gooey sweet sauce, warm nutmeg, and punchy ginger makes this easy recipe a popular crowd-pleasing dessert! Plus, this recipe is made with only natural sugar!

Bisquick Apple Cobbler

There’s nothing cozier than cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and apples on a cold day. Apple cobbler has all those flavors making it a wonderful dessert! And this is seriously the best apple cobbler recipe because it’s so dang easy and packed with ooey gooey sauce.

All you have to do is chop the apples, mix them with spices, and then top with Bisquick dough! I mean, can you think of an easier dessert? And did you know Bisquick makes gluten-free mixes now??

Enjoy this cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream and you won’t be disappointed! Looking for more easy dessert recipes? Try our Gluten-Free Apple Crisp, Honey Mug Cake, or Black Raspberry Pie!

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Ingredients and Substitutions

Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe Ingredients Site

All substitution options for this apple cobbler with pancake mix are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Filling Ingredients:

Apples: We use Granny Smith apples because they’re on the tart side. When apples are cooked they release their natural sugars and therefore become sweeter which is why it is ideal to use a more tart apple when baking.

Substitute: We prefer tart apples because when apples bake, they release natural sugars and become sweeter. The dish becomes even sweeter since we are adding some sugar! So you keep some of the tart flavors but still get plenty of sweetness. If using a sweet apple variety, like golden delicious apples or honey crisp apples, reduce the added sugar by half. Or keep it as is if you want a really sweet cobbler!

You can also switch it up with different fruit cobblers. Canned peaches or fresh peaches will make a great Bisquick peach cobbler! It’s hard to go wrong, you’ll be in cobbler heaven no matter which filling you choose.


Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is a great option for natural sugar. It has much of the same caramelized flavor of brown sugar but is less processed. Just be sure to buy sustainably sourced coconut sugar.

Substitute: Cane sugar, white sugar, agave, dark or light brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup can be substituted for coconut sugar.


Lemon Juice: While we use tart apples, it is amazing how sweet they become. Lemon juice helps to encourage more of that sweetness to release even before it bakes.

Substitute: Orange juice can be used or extra water.


Water: Water is used to dissolve the cornstarch and create a slurry. It also helps make the cobbler super saucy and gooey!

Substitute: Sorry, no substitute for this.


Corn starch: Corn starch is used to thicken the sauce the apples are coated in. It’s very important that the cornstarch is dissolved in water prior to baking to prevent lumps. As it bakes, the cornstarch will swell and create the gooey sauce!

Substitute: Arrowroot powder can be used in place of cornstarch.


Vanilla Extract: Fun fact, vanilla extract creates an extra buttery flavor without adding butter. This is even more pronounced when using 100% pure vanilla extract (which we highly recommend).

Substitute: Vanilla paste, vanilla beans or imitation vanilla can be used.


Salt: Salt is a flavor enhancer so every recipe can benefit from a little salt.

Substitute: Sorry, no substitute for this.


Topping Ingredients:

Bisquick Mix: Bisquick is the key to making this an easy apple cobbler recipe because it already has the right amount of leaveners! Bisquick is a versatile baking mix which makes it a common ingredient in my kitchen.

Substitute: Any of your favorite ready-to-bake biscuit and pancake mixes can be used. Try some other favorites: Gluten-Free Bisquick, Kodiak Cakes Gluten Free Flapjack and Waffle Mix, Kodiak Cakes Carb Conscious, Kodiak Cakes Plant Based Flapjack and Waffle Mix.


Milk: Every batter needs liquid to mix with it, and we use milk for this recipe.

Substitute: Any of your favorite kinds of milk can be used, including plant-based and lactose-free.


Ingredients in Filling and Topping:

Cinnamon and Nutmeg: These are the essential fall spices! Gosh, I can just smell a room full of monster gingerbread house displays thinking about cinnamon and nutmeg.

Substitute: Allspice, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice can be used. You can also use Chai Tea powder (which may not be vegan).


Ginger: Ginger is another wonderful spice that adds warmth to recipes.

Substitute: Minced, fresh, or powdered ginger can be used.


How to make this – Step by Step

Step one: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


Step Two: Peel and slice fresh apples about 1/8th of an inch wide.


Step Three: Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss apple slices in, set aside until ready to use.


Step Four: Mix topping ingredients in a separate bowl until a sticky dough forms.


Step Five: Transfer the apple pie filling mixture to a cast iron or 9” pie or baking pan.


Step Six: Spoon Bisquick topping mix evenly on top of apple mixture in blob shapes to make this tasty Bisquick apple cobbler.


Step Seven: Baked for 45 minutes until apple mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown. Let cool and then enjoy this perfect apple cobbler!

Watch How To Make This – Step by Step


Facts and Common Questions

What should be served with apple cobbler?

There are a few classic things that pair well with apple desserts. A dollop of whipped cream, or a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream pairs well with this warm apple cobbler. If you want further decorating and presentation, try sprucing up the whipped cream or ice cream with a touch of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg.


What is the best apple for a cobbler?

Granny Smith apples are the best apples for apple cobbler using Bisquick because they’re tart and cut the sweetness of the added sugar. Using a sweet apple might result in a dessert that’s too sweet. Honeycrisp apples are our favorite apples but we don’t use them in this recipe because they’re very sweet. We recommend reducing the sugar added to the crisp if you decide to use a sweeter apple unless you like things super sweet. Then, sweet on!


What is the difference between apple cobbler and apple crisp?

The main difference between apple cobbler and apple crisp is their topping. Apple cobbler has a dense dough on top (think biscuit dough or similar). On the other hand, an apple crisp has a topping usually consisting of oats, brown sugar, and sometimes nuts. This topping is also known as a crumble. Check out our gluten-free apple crisp recipe!


How do you cut apples for cobbler?

Apples should be sliced or diced for apple cobbler. A slice of about 1/4″, or ½” cubes are preferred for cobblers because of the amount of time that it takes to bake the cobbler topping. Cutting the apples this way will allow the apple time to soften, but not become soggy.


Want to save this for later? Here’s How!

Fridge: Apple cobbler Bisquick will last for one week in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, simply microwave for 45 seconds.

Freezer: This dish will last for up to two months in the freezer in a sealed container. To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight and then microwave for 45 seconds. If you don’t have time to thaw overnight, microwave for 90 seconds and then in 15-second intervals until warm.


Fun Fact! 

Granny Smith Apples are unique because of their high acid content. This high acid content makes them ideal for baked goods, but also means they do not turn brown as quickly! They will also retain their shape, even when cooked and softened. They can be kept in cold storage and will not freeze until the temperature drops below 29 degrees. If we haven’t convinced you that these apples are the easiest apples to take care of, the trees are also self-pollinators! Adding a pollinator tree that blossoms at the same time will help, but is not necessary. (Source)


Try these other fall recipes!

Mashed Potatoes and Butternut Squash

Crack Green Beans

Vegan Coquito

Frozen Butternut Squash in Air Fryer


Did you make this and love it? Leave us a review, we’d love to hear from you!


Bisquick Apple Cobbler Recipe

Servings: 12
Total Time: 55 minutes
This Bisquick Apple Cobbler recipe is simple to make and comes together in under an hour, perfect for any holiday! Tart green apples in a gooey sweet sauce, warm nutmeg and punchy ginger, makes this simple recipe the perfect, comforting, and crowd-pleasing dessert! Plus, this easy dessert is made with only natural sugar!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, bisquick, cobbler, dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 95 kcal



  • 5 Apples Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1-1/2 cup bisquick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Peel and slice apples about 1/8 of an inch wide
  • Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl and set aside until ready to use
  • Mix topping in another bowl until a sticky dough forms
  • Transfer the apple mixture to a cast iron or 9" pie or cake pan
  • Spoon Bisquick mixture evenly over apples
  • Bake for 45 minutes until apple mixture is bubbly and top is golden brown



*Nutritional Information is an estimate, for informational purposes only*


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Beth

    5 stars
    I was hesitant to use Granny Smith apples because I like sweet desserts but it was plenty sweet and very tasty!

  2. Deb

    5 stars
    I made this and topped it with ice cream and caramel and it was oh so good I just had to share 🙂

  3. anna

    5 stars
    Darn apple cobbler is the reason I can’t keep sweets in the house! This thing is super simple to make and gooey and delicious.


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