Mixed Berry Sorghum Cobbler!
First, I hope you are all having a wonderful day, Dearies! And thank you for all of your supportive, sweet comments left throughout the last week.
This is my mixed berry cobbler. I know it is midsummer in many parts of the world, and many of you are probably in cobbler overload. But I have to share this version for multiple reasons. The main reason is its wholesome deliciousness. I have made a few different cobblers recently with different fruit to sugar to starch ratios and, of course, an array of crumb toppings. This one is the best hands down!
Another reason is that this cobbler is made with inexpensive, organic berries from Whole Foods freezer section. Have you checked it out? A 10 oz. bag of frozen, organic blackberries is $2.69. Try buying 10oz. of conventional or organic blackberries fresh and see what you pay! So this recipe is super healthful and still budget friendly.
The last thing is that my 'crumb' topping is high fiber, low fat, and gluten-free. I can thank Claudia a.k.a. Foodessa for this feat! Claudia introduced me to sweet sorghum flour, which is an excellent gluten free flour in certain applications. I originally wanted to showcase sweet sorghum in a more fantastic way than cobbler, but after tasting this one today I no longer feel that way. You can also see Claudia's beautiful, gluten free sorghum cake that requires no xanthum gum at her blog, Foodessa! It's listed in my side bar if you are a fan of all things gluten-free.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 4 ramekins with oil.
For the topping:
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Sweet Sorghum Flour
1 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup or Honey
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon & salt thoroughly. Add the syrup and oil and combine till you have a crumb like look to the mix. Do not over mix! Set aside.
For the fruit cobbler:
3 1/4-3 1/2 Cups of Frozen Berries*
1/3 Cup of packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice
*I used 1 bag of blackberries and then supplemented with strawberry & mango to reach 3 1/2 Cups of fruit.
Place berries in a large bowl. Measure out the sugar in a measuring cup and mix it with the corn starch. Pour the sugar mixture over the berries and distribute evenly. Add the lime juice and distribute properly. Place the berries in 4 ramekins being sure to overload the ramekin (the berries will shrink down when baking). Also be sure to scrape the sugar from the bowl over the berries. Divide the crumb topping between the ramekins. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before eating.
Serve with coconut or dairy whipped cream. Enjoy!
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