For my first test recipe, I decided to try the Berry Good Cobbler from Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso (page 216). The recipe called for blackberries, but said other berries, peaches, or apples could be used. I went with frozen blueberries, since they were cheaper than blackberries.
3 cups fresh or frozen berries
1 1/2 cups almond meal (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
2 T coconut oil
2 T cinnamon
Raw honey (optional)
“So Delicious” brand coconut milk to pour over the top
1. Put berries in a pie pan. Drizzle with honey, if desired.
2. Mix the cobbler topping until it forms crumbles.
3. Put the topping over the berries.
4. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
5. Serve in bowls and pour the coconut milk over the top.
I’ve never had cobbler before, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I’m not really a pie person, but I thought I’d start with something new.
The recipe was very easy to make. It took about five minutes to get it in the oven.I thought 2 T of cinnamon seemed like a ton, but it really didn’t taste that much like cinnamon. Also, I tried to “drizzle” the raw honey, but it’s too thick. I decided to use a spoon and mix it in with the blueberries. That didn’t work well either. I think next time I’ll try heating it up slightly, to see if that will thin it out. Or, maybe I could mix it in with the cobbler topping instead.
I didn’t use any coconut milk over the top.
It tasted okay. It would probably be better if it were sweeter, but that would defeat the point of a paleo dessert. It seemed a little plain, like something else was missing. I think some vanilla might help.
Ease of Preparation: 5 out of 5
Taste: 3 out of 5