Today, I have a delightful treat in store for you – a vegan blackberry cobbler that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving for more.
Bursting with juicy blackberries and topped with a golden, crumbly crust, this classic dessert is a perfect blend of tartness and sweetness. Plus, it’s entirely plant-based, making it a guilt-free indulgence for vegans and non-vegans alike.
So, let’s roll up our sleeves, put on our aprons, and dive right into this mouthwatering recipe!
Before we begin, let’s gather all the delicious ingredients we’ll need:
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (solid, not melted)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
Vegan blackberry cobbler recipe
Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to create some magic in the kitchen. Follow these simple steps to make your vegan blackberry cobbler:
Step 1 – Preparing the Blackberries
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with a bit of coconut oil or use parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Rinse the blackberries under cold water and pat them dry gently using a paper towel.
In a mixing bowl, combine the blackberries and lemon juice, giving them a gentle toss to ensure the berries are coated evenly.
Step 2 – Making the Crumble Topping
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
Add the solid coconut oil to the dry mixture and use your fingers to crumble it together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour in the almond milk and vanilla extract, and stir until the mixture forms a dough-like consistency.
Step 3 – Assembling and Baking
Spread the prepared blackberries evenly at the bottom of the greased baking dish.
Take small handfuls of the crumble topping mixture and sprinkle it over the blackberries until the fruit is completely covered.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the topping turns golden brown and the blackberries release their juicy goodness.
Once baked, remove the cobbler from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a teaspoon of lemon zest to the crumble topping mixture.
Feel free to substitute the blackberries with other seasonal berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or a combination of your favorites.
Serve the warm cobbler with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an extra decadent treat.
Can I use frozen blackberries instead of fresh ones?
Yes, if fresh blackberries aren’t available, you can use frozen ones. Just make sure to thaw and drain them before using in the recipe. However, keep in mind that frozen berries may release more liquid during baking, so you might need to adjust the baking time slightly.
Can I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe?
Absolutely! If you prefer a less sweet cobbler, you can reduce the amount of granulated sugar in the crumble topping or even omit it entirely. Keep in mind that blackberries can be slightly tart, so adjust the sweetness according to your taste preferences.
How long will the vegan blackberry cobbler stay fresh?
The cobbler is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the topping is crisp and the blackberries are juicy. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, simply place a portion in the microwave or warm it in the oven until heated through.
Can I customize this recipe with other fruits?
While blackberries are the star of this cobbler, you can certainly get creative and experiment with other fruits. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or a combination of your favorites would work wonderfully. Just adjust the amount of sugar accordingly, as some fruits may be sweeter or tarter than others.
Can I make this cobbler gluten-free?
Yes, to make this cobbler gluten-free, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Additionally, ensure that all other ingredients used, such as baking powder, are certified gluten-free. The resulting cobbler will be just as delicious, allowing those with gluten sensitivities or dietary restrictions to enjoy this delightful dessert.