Healthy fruit cobbler

It’s easy to assume all cobblers are healthier dessert options because they have fruit in them. But many varieties are loaded with butter and sugar, which can weigh you down.

Healthy dessert recipe
fruit cobbler

Treat yourself to a guilt-free dessert with this nutritious fruit cobbler recipe.

Healthy fruit cobbler

Recipe inspired by Joy Bauer’s Slim and Scrumptious Berry Berry Crisp

Cobbler is the perfect comforting dish no matter what season it is. Plus, this version is low in fat and sugar, so you can enjoy your dessert and feel pretty darn good about it!

Serving size 4


  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2/3 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup juice (all-natural apple or berry juices are perfect)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the juice in a small pot over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add in the cornstarch, and stir thoroughly to dissolve it. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer until the mixture begins to thicken. Once it is thick, remove it from heat, and stir in the vanilla.
  3. While the juice mixture is cooking, place the oats, flours, salt and cinnamon in a large skillet. Toast over medium heat for 2–3 minutes. Add in the nuts, and continue toasting for 3–4 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Distribute the apples, strawberries and blueberries in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Pour the juice mixture over the fruit.
  5. Heat the oil, sugar and maple syrup in a small pot. Add it to the oat mixture, and stir until combined.
  6. Pour the oat crumble over the fruit.
  7. Place it in the oven, and bake for 25–30 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, and let cool for a few moments before serving. Enjoy

Extra tip

To make your fruit cobbler extra healthy, increase the quantity of fruit and decrease the amount of brown sugar. And feel free to experiment with different fruits, depending on what’s in season.

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