Desserts, Food, Recipes

Blackberry Cobbler

I love the seasonal fruits and veggies of summer.  This time of year in Chico you’ll find a fresh fruit stand on almost every corner.  On my way home from the gym yesterday I pulled off the road to one of the stands and picked up an abundance of strawberries, blackberries, and cherries.  I knew the blackberries would go bad before we could eat them all and the first thing that came to mind was cobbler…  Here’s what we came up with.

berry cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

3 cups of fresh blackberries

1 1/2 cups almond meal (finely ground almonds)

1 omega 3 enriched egg

2 tbsp coconut oil

A drizzle of raw organic honey

Cinnamon to taste

“So Delicious” coconut milk

Preheat oven to 350. Pour the blackberries into a pie pan.  In a small bowl mix together the egg, almond meal, and coconut oil, and shake in a bunch of cinnamon.  Stir well.  The mixture will be really thick and clumpy.  If you wish, drizzle a bit of raw organic honey on top of the blackberries.  By hand (or if you have a 2 year old to help you, that works just as well…) crumble the almond meal mixture on top of the blackberries and bake in your pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.  Serve in bowls with cold “So Delicious” brand coconut milk poured over the top.  Yes, it’s addicting, but life’s too short to not eat cobbler now and then…


Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Claudia says:

    YUM!!! In our kitchen, blackberries usually end up in an all-frozen-fruit smoothie with strawberries, pineapple, bananas, raspberries and whatnot, but I will try this one for sure. Thanks, Sarah!

  2. Helena says:

    Blackberries and So Delicious coconut milk? Sounds and looks like heaven!

  3. Lindsay says:

    This sounds amazing! I’ve just started experimenting with coconut flour. Think you could sub coconut flour for the almond meal in this and other recipes?

    1. Sarah says:

      You could try it – it would give it a whole different flavor. I liked the almond meal because of the nutty taste with the berries was a great compliment!

    2. I did and it was way too dry. Not edible…

  4. John says:

    I loved that the prep was minimal for such a great desert. I almost felt guilty eating it, almost!

  5. Beth B says:

    this. looks. amazing. as always, thanks sarah!

  6. Theo says:

    you did it again!
    great job!

  7. I will be making this very soon. Blackberry cobbler is my absolute favorite and we just finished picking wild ones here in Oklahoma!

  8. Nicholas says:

    I made this and it was GREAT!! I do think that I would increase the fruit:topping ratio though.

    I made my own coconut milk topping by taking a can of regular coconut milk, adding half a can of water and about 4 TBS of honey. My wife doesn’t really like coconut milk, but loved this for a topping!

    Thanks for the recipes! I have loved everyone I have tried.

  9. Made it and it was gone! My daughter says she thinks the “crust” would make a great cereal, so I am going to experiment with that tonight.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Melissa,
      That is exactly what we thought about the crust too – yummy cereal!! Let me know how it goes if you do try it that way!

  10. Loren says:

    My sister made this the other night. We loved it. The coconut milk on top is delicious!

  11. CC says:

    Do you use original or unsweetened coconut milk? Thanks!

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey CC! I use the unsweetened coconut milk. : )

  12. Daron Marshall says:

    Quick question, what would I do to change the recipe if I wanted it to a peach, apple or cherry cobbler instead, is there a conversion to change the recipe for the those fruits instead. If you cant tell not a fan of blackberries.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Daron! I would just use the same amount of any other fruit instead of the blackberries. I did this cobbler with bluberries the other day and it was great! Peaches would be awesome too. If you use peaches, I would actually double the amount, peal the peaches and chop into bite size pieces, and mix the pieces with a couple tbsp of cinnamon and then top with the almond meal crumble. I’m going to try that myself!!

  13. Jenn W. says:

    Hi Sarah,
    We love your blog and have enjoyed all of the recipes that we have tried! I want to make my own almond meal and was wondering if you toast the almonds first or just blend them raw. Thanks for the awesome recipes!

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Jenn,
      I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog! As far as the almonds, I would suggest using them raw before you blend them. If you have a vita mix or a food processer, that’s the best. Good luck!

  14. Brian O says:

    Hi Sarah –

    One more question on the almonds…do you peel them before making almond powder, or just leave the skins on?


    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Brian,
      When I am making my own almond meal I just use raw almonds, and no I don’t peel or blanch them or anything. I just toss them into my food processor. Most of the time I but already prepared almond meal from Trader Joe’s. You can also typically find almond meal or almond flour at most health food stores and even safeway and raleys in the health food section carries it as well.

  15. Kristin says:

    I’m new to the site and this is the second thing I’ve eaten (and loved!)… I absolutely adored this recipe and can’t wait to have leftovers tomorrow!! It was so good and the coconut milk adds SO much!

  16. Hannah T. says:

    This looks wonderful! We do have nut allergies in our family, so what would you recommend we use in the place of the almond meal?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Hannah!
      I haven’t tried it yet myself but I would suggest using coconut flour in place of the almond meal. You might need to adjust the amount of liquid (maybe less). Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

  17. Kimberly says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. This cobbler was AMAZING! I used blueberries and made a whipped cream out of coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon to go on top. It was so good, my brain was simply not convinced that I was only eating some fruit, almonds, a little honey, egg and coconut. I can’t wait to try this with like every summer fruit I can think of! I just found your blog yesterday and I am loving everything on here!! Thank you so much 🙂

  18. Sam says:

    Is there a substitute for the almond meal? I went to the grocery today it was 15$ for a small bag of almond meal, seems a bit much. Hopefully the health food store has some…

    Also, great website! Hopefully it continues to grow and new recipes are added!

    1. Sarah says:

      HI Sam,
      Not sure where you live, but if you have a Trader Joe’s around, you can buy almond meal there for half that price, in fact I think it’s closer to $5 a bag. If not, you can also make your own almond meal by simply throwing a bunch of almonds in a food processor or blender until they are finely ground. A substitute, although I’m not sure how well it would work for this recipe, would be coconut flour, but honestly it’s typically more expensive than almond meal.

      I’m glad you like the website, and don’t worry, I won’t stop posting recipes!! : )

  19. Can you use frozen berries?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Veronica,
      Yes you can use frozen berries! I made this cobbler with frozen blueberries for a dinner party a few weeks ago and it turned out great.

  20. Melissa says:

    Hi Sarah,

    When using the frozen berries, do they need to thaw first?


    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Melissa,
      I did not thaw my berries but just extended the cooking time by about 5 minutes. : )

  21. Cristie says:

    How bad would it be to try this for breakfast in the morning? =-) Looks great!

    1. Sarah says:

      Christie – just eat is with some protein – and not every morning.. Ha Ha!!

  22. I just read The Paleo Diet and he says not to use coconut oil which surprised me…and makes no mention of coconut or coconut milk. I hope it is legal. Cant wait to try some of your recipes.

    1. Hi Chris,
      Coconut oil is excellent and legal, I suggest you pick up Robb Wolf’s new book Paleo Solution – lots of great up to date paleo info!

  23. Destiny says:

    Hi – I’ve just found your blog and these recipes look great! I’d like to try this, but my kids are terribly allergic to eggs – any ideas for a sub for that? Thanks!

    1. Hi Destiny, I would try subbing a little bit of coconut milk, organic butter, or even just coconut oil. If you can add just enough liquid to get the almond meal to hold together, but not be like a batter, just crumbly, I bet it would work fine without the eggs! Give it a shot with the butter or the coconut oil and see how that works! I may try it myself, I bet both would add a nice flavor to the almond meal as an added bonus.

  24. I tried this recipe today for a party and it was a major hit! I made some modifications so it would feed more people – about 6.5 cups of berries, 4 tbs coconut oil, 3 eggs and 3 cup sliced almonds which I processed. It filled my 9 x 13 pyrex perfectly.

    1. Sarah says:

      So glad it was a hit JM! : )

  25. Janine Carney says:

    I JUST made this tonight (after Dad’s pork chops) and it was YUM-O! Wow!

  26. Lindsay says:

    Made this for the first time last night and my toddler was begging for more! Thanks!

  27. Steve says:


    Just started reading your blog and loving it (especially the dessert recipes) so thank you! I’m going to make this one tonight and am wondering how many people you would suggest this recipe is suitable for? I’m terrible with portion sizes and know I would end up having the whole thing to myself if I made it as is 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      It serves 4-5! : )

  28. Helen says:

    Wondering if there is a reason to buy both the carton Coconut Milk and the canned? Trying to streamline this diet a touch, but will gladly buy both if they both have their place!!


    1. The carton is a beverage the can is a cooking ingredient. Kinda like trying to cook with milk when the recipe calls for butter.

  29. Christine says:

    Made this last night for dessert. We had to use half blackberries and half blueberries. I also used canned coconut milk. I like the thickness and the coconut flavor it has so much better than the carton one. It was so good!! It reminded me a bit of warm cereal in the morning. I think when we are craving warm cereal, I will be making this.

  30. Peggy says:

    Hi Sarah! I made this last night and it is awesome! I own the Everyday Paleo cookbook and so far everything I’ve made is amazing. I’m tracking my food on and wondered – do you have nutrition information for your recipes anywhere? Thank you so much!

    1. Sarah says:

      I do not provide nutritional information for my recipes, I wrote a little paragraph as to why I did not do that right before the recipe section in my book. : ) If you want to figure out the nutritional values for each meal, you can always plug it in here and it’s fast, free and easy!

  31. Just made this tonite and loved it! I used vanilla almond milk instead of the coconut milk and it was fantastic. First helping was thicker – like a cobbler should be….second helping I ate more like a bowl of cereal and loved it!

    Thanks Sarah!

  32. Karen says:

    Good afternoon ~

    Sarah, I just received your book yesterday and while flipping through I noticed several of the recipes call for almond meal. Are you aware of any substitutes for almond meal? I’m dying to try the “Berry Good Cobbler” especially, but my daughter is allergic to nuts (all that we’ve tried so far).


    1. Chelsea says:

      they also make cocnut meal/flour, you should see if you can find that instead of nuts

  33. Chelsea says:

    I made this to recipe the first time and loved it, then i decided to try to jazz it up and added a white peach to the blackberries. I also sprinkled cinnamon on top of the “crust” before baking. Instead of using coconut milk the second time, i topped it with a little bit of Blue Diamond Original Almond milk, it is a little sweeter than the cocnut milk and pairs nicely with the almond flavor of the crust and sweetness of the peach. All in all i liked the second time around much better, the peaches were sinfully healthy!

    1. Sarah says:

      Peaches are in season here right now, I’ll have to try it that way, sounds delicious!

  34. Another hit in the household. We made the cobbler last night with the berries we had on hand, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. The house smelled so good while this was cooking. We were all thinking of ideas of what we might like to add next time or how we could modify for other types of fruit. Very yummy!! This was probably a lifesaver since my husband has been craving some sort of comfort food. This gave him a treat without deviating from our newly found paleo lifestyle.

  35. I just made this for a group of non-paleo people who asked me to bring dessert and they all loved it. A couple of the guys even went back for seconds! Thanks for a great recipe

  36. Cathleen says:

    I tried this recipe using peaches with coconut flour, since I did not have any almond meal and it was well…boring. So I purchased some almond meal and WOW, my family and I loved it!! It was delicious warm with the coconut milk and the next day it was just as delicious cold straight out of the pan. Thank you Sarah for such wonderful healthy recipes!

  37. I made this tonight and it was yummy. Question about coconut oil… should you melt it before using. I used it as a paste and it formed wax balls in the “crust” mix. Maybe that is the point, but I’m a little new to the “oil” that’s not liquid out of the bottle.

    1. I usually melt my coconut oil first prior to using it with baked goods but having it formed into little wax like balls for this crust is normal since it’s more of a “crumble” than a “crust.” : )

      1. Michelle says:

        I melted the coconut oil. I wasn’t sure what to do with it since it wasn’t specified. Is the “crumble” supposed to be crunchy or soft?
        It was delicious even if I did it wrong! lol I used frozen mixed berries: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Yummy!

  38. Lauren says:

    I know you can use coconut flour as a substitute for almond flour, but has anyone successfully made this with coconut flour? I am allergic to nuts and I have not successfully been able to do the conversion right as coconut flour is WAY more absorbent than almond flour is. I totally wrecked the Paleo Apple Muffins trying to substitute. Can anyone help? Either with a recipe or conversion equation that they have found works? Thanks!

  39. Stephanie says:

    Very yummy! I tried it with blueberries. Next time I think I’d smoosh the berries a bit first. I ended up with whole warm blueberries under the crust – still yummy but it didn’t really say “cobbler” to me.

  40. Sarah says:

    VERY good, and VERY filling! My brother and I just made this for breakfast and we are stuffed! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! (:

  41. Sarah says:

    P.S: In regards to the coconut oil, I didn’t melt it on my own before putting it into the almond meal…but its 80 something degrees here in Georgia, so the heat did it for me! It was still good though!

  42. Its delicious! We used 3 eggs by accident and just added more

  43. Laura says:

    Do you think coconut milk ice cream would go well on top of this?

  44. Delicious!! I was scouring for a perfect recipe and this fit the bill! I used fresh peaches and blueberries and added a little vanilla to them and then used coconut nectar rather than agave – once the crumble was on top, i also drizzled a little nectar over it and cinnamon (as another post suggested), it came out nice and crispy! Thank you for the recipe!

  45. Ended up like granola on top which was good, but leaving the berries whole was a huge miss in my book. Didn’t do the milk part.

  46. I made this last night! It was so delicious! I even had it for breakfast!! I will try with different fruit next time! This receipe rocks!! Thanks so much!

  47. jessica says:

    This was so delicious.! I added pecans to the topping and used butter from grass fed cows instead of coconut oil, and frozen blueberries. Thanks for the easy delicious recipe.

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