Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler

Check out this newest addition to my breakfast cobbler family:

Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler

Before I give you the recipe, let me indulge in some personal reflection.

I’ve had some more time here and there lately. My grad school courses finished for the semester, and I instantly felt a weight lifted. Suddenly, a had a wealth of hours that could be dedicated to whatever I wanted. At first, they were spent lying in bed watching stand-up comedy. I needed to recuperate. Badly.

Being the go-getter that I am, I was ready to tackle the world again after a week, and almost all my energy returned to this blog. I not only had the time to post three recipes a week (like the good ol’ days), but I had extra minutes to dedicate to miscellaneous blog work, like replying to comments, looking at Instagram pictures from readers, or digging into some techy stuff with the blog.

Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler - The Oatmeal Artist

For example, I spent my long Memorial Day weekend finally going through old posts and fixing the formatting issues that came along with the move from Blogspot to WordPress back in September. It’s been a tedious process, but each adapted post brings me so much joy.  What can I say…I’m a perfectionist!

The troubling aspect of this “journey to the past” is playing witness to the deterioration of my own mental health. You could practically foreshadow my demise in this post of me overworking myself (and laughing about it?). Then I took my first week off, burnt out just four months later. Then, I decided my blog sucked, my photography sucked, and I stopped submitting recipes to FoodGawker. When my second year of teaching started, the “blog vacations” became a monthly occurrence. My posts became shorter. They became less frequent.

Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler by The Oatmeal Artist

The school year is not yet over, but for some reason my load is significantly lighter. I found myself in the kitchen multiple times the past few weekends tackling some recipes that I cared about and putting actual effort into the pictures. I kind of felt like myself again. For the first time in months, I have a backlog of prepared recipes ready to be released. And with that, here’s the recipe you came here for. 🙂

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Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: serves 2

What you'll need:

    For the Strawberry-Apricot-Mint Base
  • 1 apricot, cubed
  • 1 cup hulled, diced strawberry
  • 1-2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon or orange)
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch or flour
  • For the Oatmeal Cobbler
  • 1/2 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a small ramekin or cast iron skillet with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the apricot, strawberry, and mint in a bowl.
  3. Mix the cornstarch into the lime juice until dissolved. Pour over the fruit and toss a couple times. Dump the mixture in an even layer in ramekin or skillet.
  4. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, add in wet ingredients: milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  5. Fold in fresh mint if using.
  6. Drop in clumps (or as one layer, depending on the size of the ramekin you are using) on top of the fruit mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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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.

12 Responses to Strawberry Apricot Mint Breakfast Cobbler

  1. Cassie says:

    YUM! My school year is over in less than two days—SO excited!

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling more positive! This breakfast cobbler sound and looks amazing 🙂

  3. Yum, this seems amazingly delicious! I put it in my “recipes to try” board on Pinterest 🙂

  4. kira says:

    rest is good and I’m looking forward to more updates! it’s awful to feel truly overworked… I was wondering, I just bought a jar of date syrup for the first time, do you think I could use this instead of maple as there literally is impossible to find it here to a decent price? I really do want to try this recipe 🙂

  5. Luisa says:

    Hey, first thing let me tell you how much I love your recipes, you made me love breakfast again 😉 Unfortunately, steel cut oatmeal are not available in my country 🙁 Would any of your cobbler recipe work with rolled oats or quick cooking ?

  6. Seriously love all of your recipes, Lauren. I didn’t know oats can make such a delicious breakfast. I always make a boring oats with milk, which my husband hate. Couldn’t wait to try the recipe. Thank you for much for sharing the recipes in cooking oats, it helps me so much to make healthy breakfast for my husband.

  7. You definitely have inspired me to change up my regular breakfast routine & try out this cobbler.. it sounds totally delicious and looks great too!

  8. Lyndsey B says:

    I haven’t tried this recipe, mostly because I haven’t been able to get my hands on some good fresh mint! But I have tried your other cobblers (the blueberry is my favorite), so I need to put this on my list. You should create more cobbler recipes, they are so creative!! I would love a Blackberry or Cranberry Pear!

    • Lauren Smith says:

      You can definitely make this without the mint and it would still be delicious.

      Thanks for the suggestion. I love the cobblers, but I wasn’t sure how everyone else felt about them. As for the blackberry, you could use the blueberry version and just use blackberries instead, and I think I will put the cranberry pear idea on my list for pre-Christmas recipes. Perfect!

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