Once again, it’s berry harvest time, and I have a plan. In addition to making smoothies, jam, and other wonderful things, I’m going to make blueberry cobbler. This isn’t just any blueberry cobbler. It’s a very easy recipe that was handed down to me by my dear late mother-in-law. I have the ingredients and instructions written on sticky notes. Now I’m passing this easy blueberry cobbler recipe on to you. I hope you enjoy it!
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What’s So Great About Easy Blueberry Cobbler?
One great thing about this recipe is that is the ingredients are very simple. It also has a touch of cinnamon, which gives it a unique flavor. I also appreciate the fact that it helps me use a large quantity of berries. When I put it in the oven to bake, the whole house fills with a delicious aroma. Can you smell it in your imagination right now?
Variations of Blueberry Cobbler
Some blueberry cobbler recipes use oatmeal. Others use Bisquick or cake mix. I’m sure those are all very yummy. This recipe just uses pantry staples like sugar, flour, and oil. It’s nothing fancy, but the topping is similar to flaky pie crust in a way. Give it a try and see what I mean. Here’s what you need to make it.
4 cups blueberries
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 to 1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
How to Make Easy Blueberry Cobbler
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Have a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish ready to use. My favorite rectangular baking dish has a plastic lid, perfect for covering the cobbler later if there is any left.
Rinse and drain the blueberries.
Put blueberries in a large skillet along with the 1 and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix in the cinnamon. I like to mash the berries just a bit with my trusty round masher.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour the berry mixture into the baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
Add the oil and milk. Mix to make a soft dough.
Place the dough on a breadboard and shape it into a rectangle roughly the size of your rectangular pan.
Slice the dough lengthwise into strips. Gather each strip and gently lay it on top of the berry mixture.
It’s okay if there are gaps or tears.
Put the baking dish in the oven, uncovered, and bake for 20 minutes. The berries will be bubbling and the crust should be a little bit brown and raised.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. This recipe makes 8 servings.
Easy Blueberry Cobbler
- 4 cups blueberries
- 1 to 1¼ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1¼ cup flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ¾ to 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup oil
- ¼ cup milk
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Have a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish ready to use.
- Rinse and drain the blueberries.
- Put blueberries in a large skillet along with the 1 and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix in the cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour the berry mixture into the baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
- Add the oil and milk. Mix to make a soft dough.
- Place the dough on a breadboard and shape it into a rectangle roughly the size of your rectangular pan.
- Slice the dough lengthwise into strips. Gather each strip and gently lay it on top of the berry mixture. It’s okay if there are gaps or tears.
- Put the baking dish in the oven, uncovered, and bake for 20 minutes. The berries will be bubbling and the crust should be a little bit brown and raised.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Blueberry Cobbler Variation
To convert this easy blueberry cobbler recipe into a gluten-free and dairy-free version, just make a couple of substitutions. Use a gluten-free flour mix such as the kind you can substitute on a one-to-one basis for regular flour. You can also substitute almond milk, cashew milk, or another kind of dairy-free milk for the regular milk in the recipe.
Patriotic Blueberry Cobbler Option
To make give this blueberry cobbler a patriotic flair, serve it with vanilla ice cream. Then top it with homemade raspberry syrup. Presto! Now you have a red, white, and blueberry patriotic dessert.
Can Frozen Blueberries be Used in this Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe?
Of course! Most of the time, I do use frozen berries. I have a goal each year to use up last year’s berries in the freezer before adding any from the current year. Most of the time, it helps me avoid what I call Berry Buildup. I even wrote a post about amazing ways to use frozen berries. Making easy blueberry cobbler with frozen blueberries is definitely one of my favorite strategies.
Can I Substitute Other Fruit for the Blueberries?
Yes! In fact, I’ll let you in on a secret. This easy blueberry cobbler recipe was originally for blackberries! We used to be plagued with blackberry bushes around the perimeter of our pasture. Thanks to my husband’s diligence, we no longer have many blackberries to harvest. I use blueberries instead. I’ve also used raspberries or a mixture of berries. Any combination of berries would be delightful!
How to Store Leftovers (If There Are Any!)
When we have had our fill, if there is any left, I cover it and refrigerate it. If we had the cobbler when it was still warm (what a delight) I make sure it’s cooled completely before refrigerating. We consider ourselves lucky if we have leftovers, so the cobbler stays in the refrigerator no longer than another day. If, for some strange reason, we forgot about the leftover cobbler in the refrigerator, it will keep for a week. For this information, I’m relying on what I’ve read elsewhere over the years. I personally have no experience with cobbler lasting that long in the refrigerator. It disappears long before a week’s time.
What to Serve With Easy Blueberry Cobbler
Blueberry cobbler is delicious served with ice cream. Some people might prefer whipped cream. As noted above, we like to serve ours warm when possible.
What Else Can You Make with Frozen Berries?
I’m so grateful for our frozen berry supply. I use the berries in many different recipes. In addition to easy blueberry cobbler, I use frozen berries to make smoothies, gelato, jam, blueberry syrup, and blueberry hand pies. I wrote about all of those items in a post specifically about using frozen berries. Pies are also a great possibility with frozen berries. I also like to dry the berries in my food dehydrator, which I wrote about as well.
Other Favorite Fruit Recipes
Do you have any favorite desserts or other recipes? What comes to mind when you think of delicious dessert dishes? I’m always intrigued to read the stories behind the recipes as well. What makes them so special? I’d love to read your recipe stories. If you have an abundance of apples, you might like to make easy homemade applesauce. Enjoy making fruit desserts? You might like to try my recipes for blueberry rhubarb crisp, easy oatmeal apple crisp, or simple blueberry hand pies. If you are a fan of home canning, check out the recipes for blueberry syrup, raspberry syrup, and blackberry syrup. I also have recipes for canned blueberry lime jam, raspberry blueberry jam, and a super simple recipe for rhubarb jam.
Is Easy Blueberry Cobbler Beckoning You?
I’m going to make it for dessert tonight. The sweet deliciousness is calling my name. If you decide to try this recipe, I’d love to know what you like to serve it with. Did you take it to a large gathering and receive rave reviews? If you like what you’ve read today, please consider subscribing and becoming part of the Fluxing Well tribe. You will receive fresh ideas every week, plus access to a library of free printable resources, including a free cookbook filled with the best easy recipes from the Fluxing Well website.
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