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Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

This Healthy Blueberry Cobbler is fresh, bursting with flavors, and a perfect lightened dessert. It doesn’t have any oil and has a low amount of sugar but still has great sweetness. The topping is a mixture of whole wheat flour, spices, and full-fat coconut milk. This is a wonderful summertime dessert to use up fresh berries, or even in the winter with leftover frozen berries. It’s also dairy-free, vegan, and has a gluten-free option!

Blueberry Health Benefits

Blueberries are considered to be a fruit that is a superfood. I touched on this subject a little bit in my Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread post, but I wanted to share a bit more since this recipe is bursting with blueberries. Blueberries are one most nutrient-dense berries, containing fiber, vitamin-K, vitamin-C, and manganese. They are also leaders in adding antioxidants to our diets, which can protect our bodies from aging and diseases such as cancer. Also, because of their high antioxidants, they may also help to lower cholesterol and may reduce blood pressure. Overall, they are an excellent food for our health!

Blueberry Nutrition Source – HealthlineWebMD

Cobbler Ingredients

  • Unsweetened frozen or fresh blueberries 
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Cornstarch
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Fine sea salt
  • Coconut sugar
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Full-fat coconut milk

Ingredient Notes

This cobbler is very diet-friendly since it is low-calorie, dairy-free, vegan, and nut-free.

To keep this cobbler lower in calories, I didn’t add any oil or butter to the cobbler topping and instead used full-fat coconut milk. It creates a light crust while also adding flavor with a little healthy fat. However, if you want to use an alternative dairy-free milk, such as almond milk or rice milk, I would add 1-2 tablespoons of regular or vegan butter.

Another thing that keeps this cobbler lower in calories is that I use very little sweetener. I use a tiny bit of maple syrup in the filling and coconut sugar for the topping. The natural sugars enhance the sweetness of the blueberries and make them stand out. If you want a sweeter cobbler, you can add 1/3 cup of coconut sugar instead of 1/4 cup. If coconut sugar is not an easy item to find, you can also use turbinado sugar or brown sugar in its place. My favorite way to buy it is on Amazon when it’s on sale.

For a gluten-free option, you can easily replace the flours in the recipe with a gluten-free baking mix such as Pamela’s All-Purpose Blend or Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour. Measure your gluten-free flour of choice with the exact measurements of the flour, and it should turn out great.

Recipe Equipment

  • 9-inch baking dish
  • Lemon juicer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Large Spoon

You can use a small Pyrex dish for this or a 9-inch pie plate. I prefer the look in a glass pie plate because I think it looks prettier.

Recipe Notes

  • If you’re using frozen berries, you may want to add 1/2 tbsp more cornstarch to the filling to ensure it thickens up.
  • Store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
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Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Alyssa
This Healthy Blueberry Cobbler is fresh, bursting with flavors, and a perfect lightened dessert. It doesn't have any oil and has a low amount of sugar but still has great sweetness. This is a wonderful summertime dessert to use up fresh berries, or even in the winter with leftover frozen berries.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • 9-inch baking dish
  • Lemon juicer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Large Spoon

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 Cups Frozen or fresh blueberries unsweetened
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract

Cobbler Topping:

  • ½ Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut sugar
  • tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 Cup Full fat coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add blueberries to a 9-inch baking dish or cast iron skillet. Add lemon juice, maple syrup, cornstarch, vanilla, and mix well to coat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, spice, and whisk together. Add in the coconut milk and stir until smooth.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the thick batter on the blueberries. Spread a bit to cover most but not all of the berries. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any spill. Sprinkle a tsp of coconut sugar on the batter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, let sit for a few minutes. Serve with ice cream, coconut cream, or whipped cream.

Notes

  • If you’re using frozen berries, you may want to add 1/2 tbsp more cornstarch to the filling to ensure it thickens up.
  • Store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
Keyword Bluberry Dessert, Cobbler, Healthy Blueberry Cobbler, Low Calorie Dessert

18 thoughts on “Healthy Blueberry Cobbler”

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t believe I can have cobbler for 190 calories! Love that it uses whole wheat flour and ALL the clean ingredients! I bet a maple flavored whipped Greek yogurt would be amazing with this.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve not made a cobbler in ages and I’ve never thought of making one with blueberries. This is a perfect dessert in my opinion and because I can add ice cream it’s even better. I’m adding blueberries to the shopping list 🙂 Thank you.

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