The Food Factor: Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler
Video by Jonathan Parrish
Our Facebook fans asked for more slow cooker recipes, so this one’s for you!
Most of us think of using the slow cooker for soups, stews, or budget-friendly cuts of meat, but the slow cooker can also make desserts!
Fruit-based desserts help keep your sweet treats on the healthier side through fiber, vitamins, and natural sugars. This recipe comes together very quickly and if you buy berries on sale, you’ll typically have the ingredients on hand for last-minute get-togethers. And it makes your house smell wonderful!
While you won’t get a crispy texture with slow-cooker desserts, they make up for it in the time and attention freed up to focus on other cooking tasks. If you want easy clean up, use a slow cooker liner instead of cooking spray. We used spray and the cobbler S-T-U-C-K to the pot.
Crew Review: We thought the cobbler was a little on the sweet side, so you could experiment with cutting back on the sugar. But we also agreed that it tastes like a true Southern dessert!
Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/8 tsp. salt
4 cups frozen mixed berries or berry of your choice
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Add the eggs, milk, and oil. Stir until moistened (batter will be thick).
- Coat the slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Spread the batter evenly into the slow cooker.
- In a separate large bowl, combine the salt, remaining flour (1/2 cup) and remaining sugar (1 cup).
- Add berries and toss to coat.
- Pour over batter in the slow cooker.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or until a toothpick inserted into the cobbler comes out clean.
- Serve immediately.
Thanks to our friends at North Dakota State University Extension Service for this printable recipe.
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