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Recipe: Mini Apple Cobbler Bites

Makes 12 servings
By Chelsea Reinberg, MPH, RDN

These delicious mini apple cobbler bites provide all the delicious flavors of warm apple cobbler but in an easy two-bite option. Pair with yogurt or hard-boiled egg and these are a quick grab-and-go breakfast option or make a perfect sweet treat for an event.

apple cobbler mini muffin photo


Apple Topping
2 cups diced apples (about 2 medium)
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
1-1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (or a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Oat Crumble
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 350◦F. Line mini muffin tin with mini paper cups. Spray paper cups with non-stick cooking spray. Optional: Spray mini muffin tin directly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Wash hands. Rinse apple with clean cold water and dice. Add the diced apple, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a bowl. Toss to coat and set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add in 1/2 cup softened butter and use a fork (or your hands) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Keep mixing until it is all coated and forms little crumbles.
  4. nutrition factsAdd 1 tablespoons of the crumble mixture to each muffin cup. Use your fingers and the back of a tablespoon to press the crumble firmly into the bottom of the muffin cup. Place muffin tin into the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove muffin tin from the oven and let the crust cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoons of diced apples onto baked crumble crust. Sprinkle any remaining crumble over the top of the apples.
  7. Place the muffin tin back into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until apples are soft.
  8. Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Serve warm or enjoy at room temperature.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

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