Cheerful Cherry Cobbler (Healthy, Easy, Vegan)

Jul 19, 2021 | Desserts, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan

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Fresh, sweet cherries in a cake-like topping make this CHEERFUL CHERRY COBBLER extra special! It’s similar to a southern type of cobbler which reminds me of bread pudding- so delicious! Even better, this cherry cobbler is healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and easy to make.

healthy cherry cobbler

I named this recipe cheerful cherry cobbler, because this cobbler has a lot to the cheerful about! Starting with how easy it is to make. The most time consuming part is pitting the cherries, but if you have this cherry pitter it’s a breeze. Fresh cherries are wonderful in this recipe, but frozen works too if cherries are out of season.

So what else is so cheerful about this cobbler?

This cobbler is:

HEALTHY
VEGAN
GLUTEN-FREE
PLUS- SO DELICIOUS &COMFORTING

And all of the the ingredients are simple and easy to find. Here’s what you’ll need:

cherry cobbler ingredients

Cheerful Cherry Cobbler Ingredients

For cheerful cheery cobbler (healthy, easy, vegan), you will need the following ingredients:

For the Cherry Filling

  • Cherries– Fresh cherries are great when they are available. This cherry pitter will save you time pitting cherries. If you can’t find fresh, frozen will work too. Just thaw them and pat dry before slicing them in half.
  • Water– You’ll add a little water along with the cherries when making the filling.
  • Sugar of Choice– You can use regular granulated sugar or granulated erythritol (like I did) for sugar free. Please note that compared to sugar, granulated erythritol is about 70 percent as sweet, so you may want to add a little extra. Coconut sugar is another great option. 
  • Cornstarch– You’ll make a cornstarch slurry (which is just water and cornstarch mixed together) to help thicken the cherry juice.

For the Batter

  • Coconut Oil– I use refined coconut oil so that the cobbler doesn’t taste like coconut. Feel free to substitute any vegetable oil that you choose or butter if you aren’t vegan.
  • Oat Flour– Oat flour is sold in stores, but it’s also super easy to make at home. Simply blend old-fashioned oats in a high-speed blender until the oats become a fine powder (about 30 seconds to a minute). Store your oat flour in an air-tight container for up to three months.
  • Sugar of Choice– Like I said above, you can use any granulated sugar that you choose.
  • Baking Powder-Baking powder helps the batter to puff up slightly.
  • Cornstarch– Cornstarch helps to thicken and bind the batter.
  • Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract- I love to add cinnamon and pure vanilla extract in this recipe for the lovely flavor it adds. But feel free to omit either one if you choose.
  • Almond Milk– I use almond milk, but any type of milk will work. Just be sure it’s unsweetened.
  • Salt– And finally, don’t forget the salt. I use pink Himalayan but any fine grain salt will work just fine.

vegan cheery cobbler

How to make Cheerful Cheery Cobbler (healthy, easy, vegan)

This cobbler is so easy to make! Simply follow these instructions:

Prep Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and set aside a 10 inch round or a 9×11 baking dish. If you are using a pie plate, be sure that it’s a deep dish.

Make the Filling

  • Pit the cherries and slice them in half. In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Set aside. Add the cherries, granulated sugar, and the remaining 3 tablespoons of water in a medium size sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the cornstarch slurry. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is thickened slightly. Remove from heat.

Make the Batter

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the almond milk and vanilla extract until relatively smooth, breaking up any lumps. Set aside.

Put the Cobbler Together

  • Melt the coconut oil and pour it into the bottom of your baking dish. Pour the batter on top of the oil. Do not stir. Spoon the cherry mixture evenly (with the juice) on top of the batter. Do not stir that either.
  • Bake for 55-70 minutes or until the batter is set and slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
vegan and healthy cheery cobbler

Want more healthy dessert recipes?

Check these out:

Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake (Made with Oats)

Healthy Strawberry Cake (Made with Oats)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Please let me know how you like the cheerful cherry cobbler in the comments! I love to hear from you and your star ratings encourage others to give the recipe a try. 🙂

Enjoy!

Crystal

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Cheerful Cherry Cobbler (healthy, easy, vegan)

Fresh, sweet cherries in a cake-like topping make this CHEERFUL CHERRY COBBLER extra special! It actually reminds me more of a cherry bread pudding than a cobbler. Even better, this cherry cobbler is healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and easy to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: oats, Summer
Servings: 12
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Crystal Yentzen

Ingredients

For the Cherry Filling

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries* pitted and sliced in half
  • 5 tablespoons water divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar of choice* see notes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Batter

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, refined
  • 1 and 2/3 cup oat flour*
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar of choice*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/3 cups almond milk, unsweetened or milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Prep Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and set aside a 10 inch round or a 9×11 baking dish. If you are using a pie plate, be sure that it's a deep dish.

Make the Filling

  • Pit the cherries and slice them in half. In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Set aside. Add the cherries, granulated sugar, and the remaining 3 tablespoons of water in a medium size sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the cornstarch slurry. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is thickened slightly. Remove from heat.

Make the Batter

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the almond milk and vanilla extract until relatively smooth, breaking up any lumps. Set aside.

Put the Cobbler Together

  • Melt the coconut oil and pour it into the bottom of your baking dish. Pour the batter on top of the oil. Do not stir. Spoon the cherry mixture evenly (with the juice) on top of the batter. Do not stir that either.
  • Bake for 55-70 minutes or until the batter is set and slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping.

Notes

  1. Cherries– Use fresh sweet cherries when they are available. This cherry pitter makes pitting the cherries a breeze! If you can’t find fresh, frozen will work too. Just thaw them and pat dry before slicing them in half. 
  2. Oat Flour– Oat flour is sold in stores, but it’s also super easy to make at home. Simply blend old-fashioned oats in a high-speed blender until the oats become a fine powder (about 30 seconds to a minute). Store your oat flour in an air-tight container for up to three months.
  3. Sugar of Choice– You can use regular granulated sugar or granulated erythritol (like I did) for sugar free. Please note that compared to sugar, granulated erythritol is about 70 percent as sweet, so you may want to add a little extra. Coconut sugar is another great option. 
  4. Store your cherry cobbler at room temperature for up to a day or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

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