It caught my eye several month’s back when I saw her make it on The Food Network , because it was so easy and different from any other cobbler recipe I’d ever seen or tried. Just a simple batter of 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup self-rising flour and 1/2 cup melted butter stirred together, poured into a baking dish and topped with 2 cups blackberries and another 1/4 cup sugar and baked till golden.
I completely forgot about this luscious sounding dessert until the other day when I was thumbing through a little paperback community cookbook from my mom and came across a similar recipe – 1 can ready to use fruit topping, 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup self-rising flour and 1/4 cup butter – called Million Dollar Cobbler.
I decided to make my own healthy skinny version of berry cobbler for dessert last night, since I had everything I needed on hand and had a hankering for a comforting sweet treat.
I cut the recipe in half since there were only going to be three of us and the whole recipe serves 8. (Leftover dessert is a danger to be avoided as much as possible when you lack dietary willpower.)
To lighten the recipe, I substituted skim milk for whole milk and nonfat Greek yogurt for half the butter called for in the original recipe. I also used just 1/2 cup of sugar, dividing it between the batter and topping. And I used 1-1/3 cups of a frozen three berry combination that I had in the freezer (raspberries, blueberries and marionberries) to up the fruit-to-batter ratio a bit.
This cobbler is wonderful on it’s own or with a dollop of light whipped cream, ice cream or frozen yogurt. It also makes enough for 5 servings and has just 196 calories and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value per serving.
We all enjoyed it. This recipe is definitely getting added to my “make again soon” file. I love easy simple recipes like this that can be modified in so many ways. I can imagine making this with chopped peaches or a combination of peaches and berries too.
Skinny Triple Berry Cobbler Recipe – 5 Points+
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
A simple berry cobbler that’s also light and healthy. I used a combination of raspberries, blueberries and marionberries but feel free to use whatever kind of berries you like best.
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen berries
Position an oven rack in the center and heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a baking dish and set it aside. (I used a small round shallow ceramic dish a little smaller than a pie plate.)
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and all except 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
Whisk in the milk and yogurt.
Whisk in the butter until everything is well blended.
Pour the batter into the greased baking dish.
Sprinkle berries over the top of the batter; distributing evenly.
Sprinkle reserved 1 tablespoon of sugar over the top.
Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/5 of cobbler): 196 calories, 5 g fat, 35 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2.9 g protein and 5 WW Points+.
If you don’t have self rising flour use 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tablespoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt instead.
Baking time will depend on the size of baking dish you use.