16 May Skillet Berry Cobbler
My mom has been making my brothers and I this berry cobbler for as long as I can remember; only her version was loaded in white sugar and flour. After years of recipe testing I think I’ve successfully recreated the essence of my mom’s cobbler; think fresh, colorful berries nestled in a sweet golden crust while also giving it a healthy makeover. I swapped the nutritionally-void white flour that can spike blood sugar and lead to fat storage for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flours which are high in fiber. Fresh blueberries are loaded in anti-aging antioxidants and strawberries add fiber, folate and Vitamin C. I recommend using a quality non- stick skillet or fry pan for best results. And garnish with fresh berries or all natural whipped cream if desired. I hope you love this recipe as much as I always have. Let me know what you think!
Skillet Berry Cobbler
Makes 6 servings
- 3/4 cup Namaste Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour (or your favorite gluten free all purpose flour)
- ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cups blueberries, rinsed
- 8 strawberries, rinsed and chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, the oat flour, sea salt and baking powder. Set aside.
- Heat a good quality, non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Melt the butter in the pan. Once butter is melted, remove from the heat.
- While butter melts, pour almond milk, maple syrup, honey or agave nectar and vanilla extract over flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Swirl the butter around in the skillet. Pour batter into the skillet. Whisk mixture gently right in the pan. Drop fruit on top of batter and bake in the oven for approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Garnish with all natural whipped cream and additional fresh berries if desired. Enjoy!
SO, WHAT’S THE NUTRITION BALANCE?
This recipe is mostly carbohydrates and fat and it’s higher in carbs than most meals I make simply because it’s dessert! Here’s what I recommend: have a light dinner of lean protein like grilled chicken or shrimp for example, plus some green veggies. Then follow the meal with this dessert. The balance of protein, fat and carbs is a good thing! Or serve a small slice of this with a serving of protein like egg whites or a protein shake (protein powder plus water and ice) in the morning for breakfast. Or just have it as it is when you want as a healthy splurge!