Healthy Blackberry Cobbler
…Because who doesn’t like healthy desserts????
This recipe uses very little sugar because the fruit caramelizes during baking, further releasing the fruits’ natural sugars (+ the added benefit of making your home smell heavenly). My wonderful friend Jen has been telling me about her cobblers since we became friends, and when I finally got to try one, I knew I had to make my own! Hers was so delicious. They are SO simple, taste amazing, and have great presentation for impressing your guests ;).
I had some of last year’s blackberries from my dad’s garden sitting in my freezer and realized I should probably use them before they waste away from freezer burn…and seeing as this year’s blackberry season has already passed. I topped my cobbler with some homemade coconut whipped cream, which was like silk as it melted on the fresh-out-of-the-oven cobbler. NOM.
Truthfully this recipe can be made with almost any fresh or frozen fruit – blackberries, peaches, apples, strawberries, cherries and/or blueberries would all be fabulous. Mixing several of those fruits would I’m sure also be amazing. Like most of my recipes, it is suitable for many different specialty diets with some minor tweaks i.e. gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian.
- 4 c fresh or frozen blackberries (thaw frozen berries after measurement if using frozen); or other fruit
- 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger, optional*
- ¼ c maple syrup, or other sweetener**
- ¼ c extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1.5 c oats, old-fashioned or quick oats
- ⅛ c milk, I use my homemade cashew milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Mix together the filling ingredients, making sure the berries are not completely frozen if you're using frozen berries. Pour into baking dish - I use an 11in circular pie pan.
- Mix together all topping ingredients well. The topping should be slightly crumbly.
- Sprinkle topping on to of filling in baking dish.
- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Filling should be bubbling and topping should be slightly golden.
- Remove the cobbler from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
**I've made this without any added sweetener and it's still amazing. Amount of sweetener can be altered to your sweetness preference.
I hope you love this quick and easy recipe-for dessert or breakfast-as much as I do!