One of my favorite summer desserts is blueberry cobbler.
I only just discovered it for the first time a few years ago. Here in Virginia, blueberries are in season in the beginning of the summer/end of the spring. So, right when school gets out for the kiddos, the supermarket has a surplus of fresh, relatively local berries. This means two things: blueberries go on sale and most families stock up on blueberries.
About two or three years ago, just after school got out for the summer, I was sitting in the kitchen with my family shortly after dinner. I, of course, had a huge sweet craving, and wanted something easy to satisfy me. Since it was early June, and the blueberry market was raging, my refrigerator was practically overflowing with cartons of them. And when I asked my mom for a possible dessert suggestion, she suggested I use up some of the blueberries by making a blueberry cobbler.
Well, let me tell you, this cobbler practically changed my life.
The recipe I found was for a single serving blueberry cobbler. It was so good, I couldn’t deny everyone in my family a bite as well. And oh baby, once they tried it for themselves, I was whipping up three more cobblers for the rest of the gang to enjoy!
Since I run a healthy food blog now, I obviously can’t post a Blueberry Cobbler Recipe as sugary and fattening as my very first one. But really, that recipe was so good denying you all the chance to experience it seemed practically criminal to me! And now that blueberries are once again in season, posting a blueberry cobbler recipe seemed almost inevitable.
So, lo and behold, I created a healthy (and gluten free) version of blueberry cobbler. This one serves nine people, so you can share it with family, friends, neighbors, and whoever else you please. It doesn’t contain any butter, unlike classic cobbler, and it’s free of processed white flour. Plus, it’s downright delicious, so there’s really no reason not to make it.
And topped with a scoop of ice cream or hunk of whipped cream, anyone used to classic blueberry cobbler would be none the wiser if they tried this sweet treat!
The Best Fresh Blueberry Cobbler
- 4 c fresh (or frozen and thawed) blueberries
- 2 tbs stevia
- 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch (or arrowroot starch or tapioca flour)
- 3/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1 1/4 c old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp flax seeds
- 2 1/2 tbs stevia
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbs coconut oil
- 1/2 c fat free greek yogurt
- 1 tbs milk of choice (I used coconut milk)
- 1 tsp sugar
Grease and a 8″x8″ glass pan and preheat oven to 325°F. Combine blueberries, stevia, cornstarch, and lemon juice in glass pan. In a blender or food processor, process oats and flax seeds until they’ve reached the consistency of flour. Combine oat flour, stevia, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add coconut oil and mix with a whisk until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in greek yogurt. Drop spoonfuls of the dough over the blueberry mixture until all the dough has been used. Brush dough with milk, then sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar. Bake for 1 hour, or until filling is bubbly and the topping is golden brown. Remove and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 9 servings)