It’s Berry Cobbler time – and this one is darn good if I do say so myself!
Cobbler might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dessert, but I might be about to change that 😉
Cobblers are such a simple and easy dessert that includes fruit on the bottom and a biscuit-like batter on top. It’s is a great alternative if you don’t want to deal with making a classic pie with a bottom and top crust.
This dessert actually got its name because the the top is “cobbled” — so when making this recipe, you’ll actually want to leave it a bit messy looking! That makes it a fun recipe to make with kids also, or when you might be short on time or just looking for something easy to throw together.
Traditional cobbler is often made with all purpose flour, granulated sugar, milk, and other not-so-good for you ingredients. To make this paleo-friendly, I’ve subbed in coconut sugar, which is plant based and less processed than white sugar, and honey or maple syrup. I’ve also used a mixture of almond flour and arrowroot for the topping.
This cobbler is heavy on the sweet, soft biscuit topping with the tender and tangy blueberry filling complementing the cakiness. But baking is all about preferences.
You can always add more berries if you like a thicker filling, or reduce the amount of biscuit topping to your liking.
I’ve used blueberries in this recipe, but you can use any berries, a berry medley, or any fruit, really!
Since berries are a great source of gut-healthy phytonutrients – they contain the antioxidant resveratrol with boosts level of beneficial lactobacillus and bifidobacterium (the good bugs) – using them makes this an even more guilt-free sweet treat.
Fresh fruit will always give you the best result in my opinion, but you can use frozen berries for this recipe if that makes more sense for you. Resveratrol is a stable compound, so using frozen berries will still give you all the benefits.
I often like to freeze my own berries so I can enjoy this recipe year round without being at the mercy of whatever fruit may be in season. And sometimes, I simply can’t resist all of the beautiful berries at the farmer’s market and end up with more than I can eat!
To freeze your own, slice your berries if necessary and lay them in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet before freezing for about an hour. This allows them to freeze separately so they don’t clump together into a single berry ice block.
After the first hour or so of freezing you can transfer them to silicone gallon bags for longer storage. I like the Planet Wise bags here. I love them because they’re zippered, whereas a lot of other ones are velcro or fold-over and they have every size you could want on their website!
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