I recently got to spend several days in my hometown of Joplin, Missouri. My visits last summer to Joplin were much more……hmmmm…….I don’t know….weird. Here’s a little background info. We went to some of the rebuilt places from my childhood. Saw my cousin’s brand new home. Visited some great new restaurants and stores in this little Boom Town! We went to a great Farmers’ Market and Ava was even featured in the Joplin Globe Newspaper! Then we went out to the country for a little berry picking.
We went to a Berry King Farm and had a blast picking blackberries. Ava loved every second of it! I have found that she is much more excited about trying new foods when she gets to pick them herself or pick them from a farmer at the Farmers’ Market.
I was so excited about these fresh blackberries along with all the other berries we bought at the farm. Though I was in a predicament because my mom doesn’t like blackberries and my hubby hubster doesn’t like hot fruit. WHAT?? Well, we decided on a mixed berry cobbler with a healthy topping with oats, nuts and whole wheat flour. The result….it was gone! Everyone loved it! Even the blackberry and hot fruit haters loved it!
- 3 Cups Berries (I used Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and chopped Strawberries)
- 1 Tbsp Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 Cup Honey or Agave
- 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 tsp. Canola Oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Toss the berries with the tablespoon of flour until coated. Stir in the honey or agave. Pour into the baking pan.
For the topping stir together the dry ingredients. Stir in honey and canola oil. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for 10 -15 minutes.
Toss the berries with flour then stir in the honey or agave.
Place in a small-ish shallow-ish dish. Okay I was at my Mom’s house. I don’t know how big this dish is but it’s not a big square casserole pan. It’s a cute baking dish perfect for cobblers. You have one, right? I know, neither do I…but it’s on my wish list now!
Combine the topping ingredients and bake until gold crust has formed and the fruit is bubbly.
This is perfect on it’s own but we had to indulge a bit more and top it with a scoop of Ice Cream.
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