Along with watermelon and peaches, blueberries top my list of favorite summer fruits! What could be better than warm blueberries with a sweet, spiced cobbler topping? Literally nothing my friends!
How Is This Healthy Blueberry Cobbler?
This healthy blueberry cobbler recipe is the perfect light dessert for summer.
It Has Fruit!
This blueberry cobbler is made mostly of – blueberries, of course! Like all berries, blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are also an amazing source of cancer-fighting antioxidants!
This healthy blueberry cobbler recipe is also much lower in added sugar because sugar is not added to the berries themselves. Instead, we let the natural sweetness of the berries shine!
There is also less sugar in the topping than most traditional cobbler recipes.
Less Saturated Fat
Most traditional cobbler recipes use a pretty hefty dose of butter in the topping. Although some butter can absolutely fit in a healthy diet, a lot of butter can add quite a bit of saturated fat.
Instead, I’ve used a little bit of vegetable oil in place of the butter.
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients
- Blueberries – obviously a MUST for our healthy blueberry cobbler!
- Lemon juice – to give a bit of brightness to the dessert
- Cornstarch – this helps thicken the berry juices as the cobbler cooks
- Flour – I went will plain old all-purpose flour for this cobbler topping. Try swapping out 1/2 for whole wheat flour for some extra fiber!
- Sugar – just a touch of sugar for our healthy dessert!
- Baking Powder – this helps the cobbler topping rise and be nice and fluffy!
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg – these spices give a warm, toasty flavor to our cobbler
- Vegetable Oil – we need some fat to help bring the dough together and for flavor. You could swap in nearly any other oil here.
- Vanilla extract – for some more depth of flavor in our topping!
- Eggs – to help keep our topping together
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler FAQs
Can I Use Other Fruits?
Sure! You could definitely swap in your favorite fruit for blueberries. This cobbler works with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches or apples.
How Should I Serve Healthy Blueberry Cobbler?
Blueberry cobbler is delicious all by itself! Or, if you are feeling extra fancy, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Add a fresh mint leaf for a very special touch!
Can I Use Frozen Berries?
Absolutely! Frozen berries are nearly always a great, more cost-effective and convenient, swap for fresh berries. Most frozen fruit does not have sugar added to it – it is literally just berries!
Is Blueberry Cobbler Good For My Kidneys?
As always, a kidney friendly diet is different for everyone. Always ask your dietitian what is best for you!
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler
- 4 cups blueberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- In a large bowl, toss blueberries with lemon juice and cornstarch until evenly coated. Spray a 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour berries into baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vanilla and eggs. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and mix, just until combined.
- Dollop dough over berries, covering as evenly as possible. Bake at 350'F until dough is golden brown and cooked through, 40-50 minutes.
- I recommend serving this healthy blueberry cobbler warm. Add a little ice cream for an extra treat! The cobbler can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you don't eat it right away, I'd heat up a serving in the microwave for 30 seconds!