There is nothing quite like warm summer days and fresh fruit cobbler to make everything in the world seem just right. But how do you make an American classic without the starchy, sugary unhealthy ingredients. As always, one of my favorite bloggers, TexasErin, gave me just the inspiration I needed to modify and create the recipe below – bonus points for all the wonderful antioxidant power packed by fresh blueberries (no frozen berry bags in my house, no sir!) and the missing ingredient (sugar) which I don’t miss at all with pure maple syrup in the mix.
Enjoy on a patio with a nice glass of red wine or your favorite evening brew.
3 cups of cleaned blueberries
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of corn or tapioca starch
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Bit of salt
½ cup wheat flour
¼ cup raw sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Combine your crust and filling in two different mixing bowls. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You can make one giant cobbler or place a bit of mixture into individual ramekin by first layering the bottom of your baking dish with the blueberry mixture and then topping it with the crust mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes or until you see your blueberry mixture bubble from under the crust.
- Top your cobbler with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt or your favorite frozen yogurt. Greek yogurt will not only provide protein and calcium, it has natural probiotics to aid your gut health.
- Now, sometimes to add to the superfood content of this cobbler (blueberries and coconut oil) I’ll sometimes add in collagen protein peptides into the blueberry mixture before baking. Collagen supports your skin, hair, bone, and digestive health while also supplying your body with pure protein. If you wish to top your cobbler with Greek yogurt, consider soaking chia seeds in it prior. Chia seeds will absorbs some of the moisture of the yogurt so consider adding a touch of water to the mix before letting it soak. Chia seeds are a superfood for their protein, fiber, and omega-3 benefits. They have also been known to aid in weight loss efforts.
There are such easy ways to sneak extra superfoods into meals you eat every day, at any time.
Nutritional Information for four servings is about 300 calories.