Do you just crave cobbler in the summer when the berries are at their peak? I love all berries and there is nothing tastier than berry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream that has started to melt! I am craving it just thinking about it. But who wants to heat up the kitchen with a hot stove in the summer, even if you have air conditioning? Cooking a berry cobbler in a slow cooker is the answer. Not only do you save on electricity and keep your kitchen cool, but you can start this in the afternoon and not be trying to prepare a dessert while cooking dinner. The slow cooker is the answer to all these problems.
Of course, these ooey, gooey desserts are so satisfying and warming in the winter. Put a slow cooker dessert in the pot before you leave on an outing and be welcomed home to the aroma of heart warning deliciousness.
Most of these desserts turn out best when cooked in a 4 or 5 quart slow cooker. Click here to see the latest in these smaller cookers. Once you have one you will find it is useful for both desserts and appetizers.
In a large bowl combine the following ingredients:
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
In a small bowl combine the following ingredients:
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup fat-free milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
Add the smaller bowl of ingredients to the larger bowl and stir until moistened. This batter will be thick.
Lightly spray the inside of the crockpot and then spread batter evenly.
In another bowl, add the following ingredients:
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
Pour the berry mixture over the batter in the slow cooker.
Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 2-2 1/2 hours.
Remove the inner pot of the slow cooker and let set on the counter for about 30 minutes. Serve with frozen yogurt.
Notice that flour and sugar are used twice in this recipe. Hence, you will need a total of 1 ¼ cup flour and and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Place a few fresh berries on top before serving.
This is the low calorie version of this recipe. It is 250 calories without the frozen yogurt. If you aren’t watching calories and want extra richness use whole milk instead of fat-free milk and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Use any mixture of berries you have—try strawberries or blackberries. There are frozen bags of mixed berries in the grocery store that will work just as well.
Instead of using flour and baking powder, substitute bisquick or a baking mix.
For extra richness, substitute melted butter for canola oil.
Splenda can be substituted for sugar for even less calories.
This will be one of the easiest and most delicious desserts you will make. So try it out soon. It is sure to be a repeat.
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