Cobblers are one of my all-time favorite desserts. When I was trying to decide on a recipe to feature for the February issue of the Birmingham Magazine, the first thing that came to mind was a warm succulent Strawberry Cobbler. I thought it would be different to add oats to the topping, making it lighter and healthier. The recipe worked perfectly on my first try during recipe testing (I love it when that happens). When my 3 kids said, “Mom, this is the best thing you have ever made.” I must admit, I agreed. Enjoy on Valentines, Mother’s Day or really anytime. It’s true comfort food, easy to prepare and so worth it.
8 to 10 servings
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dry oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Spread strawberries evenly in a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
3. Combine flour, sugar, oats and baking powder, mixing well. Add egg and cinnamon, stirring gently with a fork to combine. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over strawberries. Drizzle with butter.
4. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minute or until lightly browned and bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings