Fruit-packed dishes are a perfect choice for a dessert that brings nutritional value to your day. Savor juicy cherries, frozen or ripe, in this lightly sweetened dish topped with whole grains.
Cobblers are one of the most forgiving dishes when it comes to swapping refined sugars with more nutritionally robust options like date puree. To make date puree, pit dates, soak for an hour or so in just a little hot water, and blend until smooth. If you make too much, you can store it in the freezer for later use. If you prefer a more crumbly topping, add extra oats to get the desired texture.
Servings: 8 (170 g )
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
- ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup date puree, divided
- 6 cups cherries, stemmed & pitted
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Oil a 10-inch baking dish.
- Combine the oats, flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Whisk together the oil, egg and half of date paste. Stir into the dry ingredients to combine.
- Coat cherries with lemon, vanilla and remaining date paste.
- Transfer cherry mixture to baking dish. Drop the oat mixture over the top.
- Bake 35-45 minutes, or until cherries are fully cooked and topping is lightly browned.