Kira’s Berry Cobbler

This berry cobbler invites a mix of fresh berries to form a juicy, tart filling that blends perfectly with the crumbly topping. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free (oh my!) and vegan and nut-free options are mentioned in the ingredient list. Served warm, this cobbler provides a comforting, aromatic end to any meal. Whether it’s for a family dinner or a festive gathering, the berry cobbler is a versatile and universally beloved treat.

Course: Dessert

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Berry Filling
    • 2 lbs mixed berries, fresh or frozen (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries; optionally, add strawberries or peaches for a treat)
    • ⅓ cup maple syrup (or honey)
    • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch (or 3 tablespoons cornstarch)
    • ½ teaspoon lemon zest (or orange zest, ¼ if not a fan of citrus)
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice (optional if not a fan of citrus)
  • Topping:
    • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
    • ½ cup almond flour (or almond meal)
    • ½ cup sliced almonds (or substitute with your favorite nut (pecans work well) or blended oats/oat flour for a nut-free option)
    • ⅓ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted vegan butter, melted (or dairy butter or 4 tablespoons coconut oil – add up to 3 additional tablespoons until topping mixture is moistened throughout)
    • 3 tablespoons plain coconut yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt; optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Rinse and drain fresh berries or thaw frozen berries. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the berries, maple syrup (or honey), starch, citrus zest, and juice.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, sliced nuts (if using), coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter and yogurt, mixing thoroughly until the mixture is evenly moistened and all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Spread the berry mixture evenly in a 9×9-inch baking dish.
  5. Spoon the topping mixture over the berry mixture. Use your hands to break up the topping and spread it evenly.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the berry filling is bubbling around the edges and the top is lightly golden.
  7. Let the crisp set for a few minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream or over yogurt for a healthier option.

This recipe was developed (with love!) by Kira Lipp of Kira’s Cookies for Skyterra at Home. For business inquires, please email kiras.cookies.ny@gmail.com.