#FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and as you can imagine, we grew up on ultra, you’ve-never-heard-of-it healthy food. When my brothers were teenagers, we were in the Midwest by then, and they tried to break free of the “good for you” food oppression they were raised with.

“Not so fast”, said my mom, always ready with her maternal bag of tricks. She bought regular grocery store gallons of milk, let them drink the gallon, then she bought organic milk and poured into the regular milk container. My mom and I can taste the difference, but my brothers didn’t. We probably didn’t fess up until years later. (Giggle. High five mom.)

So now you know: healthfood sneakiness is in my blood.

This berry cobbler recipe from Wellness Mama, one of my favorite health and wellness resource sites, is deceptively delicious. And that makes my sneaky heart happy.

I like when a treat is healthy, but it tastes like it’s headed straight for your tush. It’s fun to announce all the ingredients I used after everyone gushes about how delicious it is. Granted, if the dish sucks, then my secret is out. That happens plenty.

So here you go, the Berry Cobbler that’s surprisingly healthy too. 

  • 3-4 cups of assorted berries: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or a mix (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup almond flour (I usually need more though)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • optional: stevia, organic honey or maple syrup to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8×8 or larger baking dish with coconut oil or butter.
  3. Place berries in baking dish.
  4. Combine almond flour, coconut oil/butter and vanilla with your hands until it makes a crumbly topping. You may need to adjust the almond flour up or down slightly, depending on the texture of the brand you use. I recommend the brand I linked to above because it is very close to “regular” flour. You may need slightly more with a different brand. If using steiva, you can add a small amount to the topping at this point.
  5. Using your hands, sprinkle/crumble the topping over the berries.
  6. Put dish into oven and cook for about 20 minutes (fresh fruit) to 30-40 minutes (frozen fruit).
  7. When done, drizzle with organic honey or maple syrup if using(optional)
  8. Top with whipped organic cream/vanilla if using.
  9. Enjoy! [And you will. Yum. 🙂 ]

 

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