Saturday, June 29, 2013

Berry Cobbler


On Thursday morning, my friend Laura and I met at a local orchard to do some berry picking!  I picked the strawberries and blueberries, and then stopped at the orchard's market for some sweet cherries.  Oh how I love this time of year!!
 

When I got home with all of my berries, I decided to make some berry cobbler.  I had made this recipe from Delighted Momma last week and I loved it!  However, because Lindsay is paleo, the recipe uses all almond flour.  Almond flour isn't necessarily bad for you, and it's a great option for those looking to eliminate gluten products.  But - the original recipe calls for 1.5 cups of almond flour.  That's 135 almonds - and almonds, while nutritious and awesome (I eat them a lot!) are high in calories.  

So I tweaked the recipe a little.  What I LOVE about this recipe is how low in sugar it is.  2 tablespoons of sugar in the whole thing!  Lindsay used honey, and I did that too when I first made it.  This time I chose maple syrup.  The lack of sugar in the crumb topping lets the berries really shine through.  And with 4 cups of delicious, fresh, ripe berries - that's what I want anyway!

 

The recipe is super simple and I'm fairly certain it is healthy enough to eat for breakfast.  I know this because I've done it.  Twice.  This would also be amazing warm and topped with some vanilla ice cream! 

 Summer Berry Cobbler
(adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients
4 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries, cherries, and strawberries this time)
1/4 cup almond flour (I but it at Trader Joe's, but you can make your own by processing almonds!)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick cooking oats (I tried rolled oats and they didn't work as well)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp melted butter (use grass fed - it's SO good!!)
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
cinnamon to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Place berries in the bottom of a greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
3. Mix together the flour, oil, butter, cinnamon and syrup. 
4. Spread the crumb mixture over the top.
5. Bake 30-35 minutes

Isn't that EASY?!  You could use all butter or all coconut oil if you want, I just like the mix of both.

Nutritional Info
(per serving, 6 servings per recipe)
Calories: 216
Fat: 7.9g
Carbs: 29.5g
Fiber: 5.5g
Sugar: 9.9g
Protein: 4.2g


Check out more great recipes (like this and this), skincare tips, and good advice from Lindsay @ Delighted Momma!


1 comment:

  1. Berries are the things I love MOST. You're killing me. Oklahoma doesn't have orchards. We're in like a 30-year drought, for crying out loud.

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