The South Carolina heat is definitely moving in. It’s the “I’m standing still outside, and I’m pouring sweat” kind of summer so far. And I have a feeling it’ll be around for a while.
So, we might as well get used to it, have some friends over for a cookout, and eat things like watermelon and berry cobbler.
Except for my husband–he won’t eat watermelon. Serious question, who doesn’t like watermelon?
In my book, it’s almost like the symbol of summer, and I’m the only one in my house who eats it. Hey, at least I don’t feel so bad when I eat a whole watermelon by myself. Quite a different feeling than the bag of chips 🙂
This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Forks Over Knives. I made some adjustments to make it fit what we normally have on hand, and the taste we prefer.
I hope this makes your summer cookout a little nostalgic–but without all the bad stuff.
I like to serve mine with homemade coconut whipped cream.
The cooked filling:
The biscuit batter:
- 2 10-ounce bags of frozen mixed berries, thawed out some
- 2 T lemon juice
- ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar
- 3 T arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch)
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 cups oat flour (I make my own in my blender)
- 1 T baking powder
- ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
- ¼ t salt
- 3 T applesauce
- 2 T almond butter or sunflower seed butter
- 1 T coconut palm sugar
- ¼ t cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Grease an 8 x 8 pan with coconut oil.
- In a bowl, mix together all of the "Filling" ingredients.
- Pour in prepared pan, cover with foil, and bake for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the almond milk and vinegar. Set aside for 5 minutes. Then add the vanilla extract.
- In a bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, coconut palm sugar, and salt.
- In a small bowl, mix together applesauce and almond butter.
- Cut the applesauce mixture into the flour with a fork, until it becomes crumbly.
- Pour in the milk mixture and stir until just combined.
- Once the filling has cooked, reduce the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the foil from the pan.
- Plop spoonfuls of batter on top of the berry filling until all batter is used.
- Combine the Sprinkling ingredients and pour on top of cobbler.
- Return to oven and bake for 20 more minutes.
- Serve warm!