Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious fruity desserts, and one classic that never fails to impress is the blackberry cobbler. Bursting with the sweetness of ripe blackberries and topped with a golden crust, this dessert is a true delight for the taste buds.
The best part? You can enjoy it guilt-free, as we bring you a healthy blackberry cobbler recipe that will satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling light and refreshed during the warm summer months.
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What Makes This Healthy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe So Attractive
Blackberry desserts have long been a summer favorite and for good reason. Not only do blackberries add a burst of vibrant color to your plate, but they are also packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
They are known for their high fiber content, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut. So, when you combine the goodness of blackberries with a comforting cobbler, you get the best of both worlds – a dessert that is both delicious and nutritious.
Don’t wait anymore, and check out our recipe right away!
Healthy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
Before we go into the step-by-step guide, make sure you have everything prepared. Check out the ingredients list below.
For the filling:
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- One tablespoon cornstarch
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the cobbler topping:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- Two tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
- One teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Four tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
- 1/4 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, gently toss the blackberries with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well coated. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, honey or maple syrup, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
Add the diced cold butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Gradually pour in the milk and stir until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
Transfer the blackberry filling to the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.
Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler dough over the blackberry filling, covering it as much as possible.
Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cobbler topping becomes golden brown and the filling is bubbling around the edges.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Serve your homemade blackberry cobbler warm or at room temperature. It pairs wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream.
Healthier Alternatives and Tips
- For a gluten-free version, substitute whole wheat flour with a gluten-free flour blend.
- To reduce the sugar content, you can use a natural sweetener like Stevia or adjust the amount of sugar to your preference.
- Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the blackberry filling for an extra layer of flavor.
Give our recipe a shot and see if you love it just as much as we do!