Blackberry Cobbler With Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Crust
Blackberry Cobbler

 

Why You Should Be Eating Blackberries

Blackberries contain more antioxidants than almost any other food you can eat. In other words, blackberries help to counteract the aging, diseases, and damage to your cells that free radicals cause within your body. The antioxidants in blackberries also help to protect your skin, promote a healthy digestive tract, reduce inflammation, and destroy cells associated with heart disease and cancer.

In one study, a substance that blackberries contain called anthocyanidin was applied to lymphoma and leukemia cells, and half the cancer cells died within 18 hours. And when they doubled the amount of anthocyanidin they applied, all of the cancer cells died. (source) If blackberries can do that, we should all be eating as much of this power food as we can!

There are other benefits to eating blackberries too. They are high in phytoestrogens, which help with things like hot flashes, bloating, immunity, heart health and brain health. And 1 cup of blackberries supplies half the recommended amount of vitamin C, plus fiber and vitamin K, as well as some folate, manganese, copper, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium.

Blackberries on Wood

 

 

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

I had a hunch that blackberries would taste incredible with dark chocolate. Furthermore, I don’t really care for the traditional cake-like cobbler topping. So my blackberry cobbler is topped off with an oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie instead. The way the sweet-tartness of the blackberries mingles with the chocolate is devine.

Call it a successful experiment.

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Dark chocolate tastes devine with tart blackberries...

Cookie Topping on Blackberry Cobbler
Note: When I made this recipe, I only had enough blackberries to make enough individual cobblers for our family, and I ended up with extra cookie dough. Since it is a cookie recipe, I just dropped the extra dough onto an ungreased baking sheet and baked some cookies along with my cobblers.

Makes enough for 10 individual cobblers or one 9 x 13 cobbler.

 

Ingredients:

8 cups blackberries (or 3/4 cup per individual ramekin)

1 tablespoon flour or arrowroot powder (optional) (I didn’t use any, but it will make your fruit thicker)

1-3 tablespoons rapadura or sugar (optional) (I didn’t use any, and the topping made it plenty sweet for us.)

 

For the topping:

1 cup butter

1 cup + 2 tablespoons rapadura or sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla (I used our Singing Dog Vanilla Extract, and I think it made this topping extra special.)

1 2/3 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 Vivani dark chocolate bar, chopped or 1/2 cup chocolate chips

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter baking pan or ramekins.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir into butter mixture.
4. Add rolled oats and chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and mix to combine.
5. Pour blackberries into prepared baking dish(es). Sprinkle with flour or arrowroot powder (if using) and rapadura or sugar (if using).
6. Drop cookie dough onto blackberries. If you have extra cookie dough, see note above.
7. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until cookie crust becomes golden and blackberries are bubbly.

Blackberry Cobbler With Fresh Berries

 

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