Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler

It’s been a while since my last cobbler recipe! Over a full year, in fact. I found inspiration to return to this format when I found myself with an abundance of fresh cherries, blueberries, and strawberries, all dying (quite literally) to be consumed within 48 hours.

Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler #OatmealArtist #vegan

The secret to this recipe is waiting until the berry mixture is bubbling. Don’t take it out any sooner. It’s kind of like when you bake a casserole and you have to wait until the creamy or cheesy mixture starts bubbling before it’s truly done (and I was never patient enough to let that happen, which is why I never make casseroles). 

This dish is called a breakfast cobbler because the top portion is reminiscent of a baked oatmeal: chewy and earthy and cozy. It is not as fluffy as what would traditionally top a full-fledged cobbler, and it is much less sweet. That means it’s perfect for breakfast, but with a nod toward a beloved dessert. If you’re looking for an indulgent dessert, this is probably not the recipe you’re looking for. If you’re going to have a dessert, have a real dessert!! 🙂

Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

P.S. This oatmeal is great with banana “nice cream” (or, according to my dad, who was my taste tester, actual vanilla ice cream).

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Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: serves 1-2

What you'll need:

    For the cherry-berry base
  • 1 cup TOTAL of hulled and quartered strawberries, pitted and quartered cherries, and blueberries (I used a third of each)
  • drizzle of maple syrup or sprinkle of sugar
  • about 1/8 tsp lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  • For the "cobbler"
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats OR 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin or cast iron skillet with non-stick spray.
  2. Toss berries with maple syrup, lemon zest, and salt. Dump in an even layer in ramekin or skillet.
  3. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, add in wet ingredients: milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Stir until combined. (Feel free to double the ingredients for the cobbler for a heartier breakfast.)
  4. Transfer to the ramekin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. To serve, eat as is or top with yogurt of choice or coconut whipped cream! It serves one as breakfast, but could be split between two for a light dessert!

Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Cherry-Berry Breakfast Cobbler

  1. Cassie says:

    Who wouldn’t want a fruity dessert for breakfast, right? I’ve only made fruit syrups and cobbler filling-like concoctions a couple of times, and I don’t understand why I don’t do it more often! It tastes wonderful, and I bet this cherry berry breakfast cobbler tastes phenomenal!

  2. Looks delicious, Lauren! There’s something so satisfying about biting into a berry that’s been heated in the oven and all of its juices burst into your mouth with immense flavor.

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