Blackberry Cobbler (Egg-free)

Imagine yourself in the position I was in on Monday afternoon.

I am in Farmboy, a store somewhat akin to U.S. Whole Foods, standing in front of the discount-food rack (one of my favourite shopping spots) where they put the fruits and vegetables that didn’t sell on the weekend. Items have been repackaged into larger quantities.

I spot two large containers of blackberries.  This is amazing because berries rarely make it onto this rack. Each package is $2.49 and, it later turns out, holds 4 cups of berries.

I study them closely and darned if those berries didn’t look really fresh. No furry spots, no discolouration.

What would you have done? Me…well, I can’t resist the bargain, even though I know I’m going to have to use those berries up very quickly.

One of my strategies was to slightly re-cobble my very low-cal cobbler recipe and double it from 8 to 16 pieces. We’ve been eating the cobbler since Tuesday, and these are the last two pieces. Delicious!

Makes 8 pieces

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup white rice flour
  • ¼ cup quinoa flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsps. sweetener (For Weight Watchers: Point count is based on the use of a non-sugar sweetener. I used erythritol because it acts like real sugar on the berries.)
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. plain goat yogurt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups blackberries, washed
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients: rice flour, quinoa flour, tapioca starch, ½ cup erythritol, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together water, yogurt, and vanilla.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. Spray 8″ x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Pour cake batter into pan.
  6. In a small bowl, add blackberries and 2 tbsps. erythritol, and mix gently until fruit is coated.
  7. Cover cake batter with blackberries.
  8. Bake in 350° F oven for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean and edges are pulling back from the sides of the pan.
  9. Do not eat until cool! (This cobbler is a bit gooey if eaten when it’s still hot.) Cut into 8 servings and enjoy!

For Weight Watchers: Each serving is 2 points on the Points plan and 2.5 points on the PointsPlus plan.

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4 thoughts on “Blackberry Cobbler (Egg-free)

  1. Quite a different approach to ordinary fruit kuchen, but avoidance of cereal grains, and the use of frozen (fresh) fruits is worth the fuss. Only 1% of people are aware of gluten intolerance, but many of my friends have heard about it. A nearby gluten-free bakery has brown rice ground in bulk for its recipes.

    • Fortunately, our grocery stores here (Canada) are carrying a lot of alternative flours and products as gluten intolerance seems to be growing. I think it’s a sign that the industrialization of food, particularly increases of gluten in flour, is taking a toll on our digestive systems.

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