Dark Chocolate, Pear & Forest Fruit Cobbler
Okay, let’s talk about cobblers.
Not to be confused with cobbled roads or that nice mountain in Scotland, a cobbler is a dessert similar to a crumble, except that the topping is added onto the stewed fruit filling in little blobs instead of being spread over the entire thing. The best thing about this dessert is that it looks adorable AND it cuts the carbs, because you need less mixture. AKA: the ideal situation. I mean, just when you think a fruit crumble couldn’t possibly get any better… THIS happens. Cobbler, you have achieved something really quite special, my friend.
I really wasn’t sure how this recipe was going to turn out. Honestly, I just grabbed a few of my favourite baking ingredients, mixed them together, and added dark chocolate chips (obviously).
And I have to be truthful- usually when I decide to do this, it doesn’t work particularly well *insert flashback of spirulina brownies that looked like swamp matter*. In fact, sometimes I think I enjoy thoughtlessly tinkering around with ingredients more than I enjoy actually producing something delicious to show for it. Until that something to show for it is a disaster, that is. As we have discussed in my lemon, coconut and olive oil cake post, I am not a baker by nature and thus do not gloat about my bakes very often. So when I do share a baked good on the blog, OH, you know it’s gonna be good 😉
But, I digress! THIS time, my thoughtless tinkering around worked an absolute treat! This cobbler mixture tastes absolutely LEGIT, guys. As an unforgiving critic of all things crumble related (I take my crumble very seriously), I say this with confidence.
Best of all? It really couldn’t be easier. In fact, the whole recipe can more or less be broken down into only three steps. THREE! Now that’s the kind of dessert I wanna hang with. All you need to do, is:
1) Make the stewed fruit
Simply pop the pears, forest fruits and coconut sugar into a pan with some boiling water, and leave to cook on a medium high heat for 20 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the sauce has turned all thick, sweet and delicious. Ahhhh… SO good. Stewed fruit is without doubt a god of the winter food scene.
2) Mix together the cobbler ingredients
Whilst the stewed fruit is bubbling away on its journey to delicious town, you can make the cobbler. All you need to do here is combine the remaining wet and dry ingredients, then stir in the dark chocolate chips. If you have any left after the mandatory chocolate chip snacking intervals, that is.
3) Put it all together
Once the stewed fruit has reached that yummy consistency we talked about, all that is left is to pour it into a dish and top with random little blobs of cobbler mix. Then: into the oven for 30mins!
Oh, and a bonus fourth step. Sorry, I know I said three. But I think you’ll really enjoy this one. Mostly because, for this step, you get to…
4) EAT IT!
Hope you enjoy this one guys! Leave me a comment if you decide to try it, and let me know how it goes- Happy baking!! 🙂
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- 400g pears, quartered and diced
- 250g frozen blackberries or forest fruits
- 25g coconut sugar
- 50g oat flour
- 20g oats
- 25g ground almonds
- 20g coconut flour
- 25g coconut sugar
- 1.5tsp baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/2tsp allspice
- 50g dark chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- 75ml almond milk
- 30g liquid coconut oil
- 1) Start by preheating the oven to 160 degrees fan (180 degrees non fan oven).
- 2) Into a saucepan, add the pears, forest fruits and coconut sugar. Cover with 200ml of boiling water or enough to cover 2/3 the mixture. Boil on a medium high heat for 20-25mins.
- 3) Whilst the stewed fruit is cooking, put all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, almond milk, vanilla essence and coconut oil.
- 4) Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then gently stir through the chocolate chips.
- 5) Once the stewed fruit has reduced down to a medium thick sauce, pour it into a ceramic baking dish about 8x8 inches. Divide blobs of the cobbler mixture over the top, making sure not to put the blobs too close together.
- 6) Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes, or until the cobbler pieces are cooked through and golden brown.
- Protein: 4.5g
- Carbohydrate: 26g
- Fat: 9g
- DISCLAIMER: All macronutrient totals are accurately calculated based on the specific products I used. These totals may vary slightly depending on what brand supplier you use in the case of packaged goods. Therefore, all macronutrients given here are provided as a guideline only.