I’m pretty bad when it comes to bargain buys. If I am grocery shopping and there’s an insane deal on a certain item I can’t help but to pick it up. I may not have any idea what I will be doing with it – I may not even have the will to cook that day – but it must go home with me. I realized that this must be a genetic disorder. Today I went to the grocery store with my mom when she excitedly asked me If I could make a blueberry dessert since there was such a great deal on blueberries! Of course I had to stop her from picking up the other berries that had been on sale since I didn’t really feel like cooking today anyhow (please ignore the fully cooked rotisserie chicken and container of scalloped apples in my cart – eh hem). I decided that I would be a nice daughter and make my mom some blueberry cobbler – the “cheaters” way.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I DESPISE flour. I didn’t feel like making a pie crust top, or even a nice fluffy biscuit like topping – this would mean I would have to touch flour. I decided to mix up a little of this and a little of that without having to use an overwhelming amount of flour. Which by the way, anything over one cup of flour becomes an overwhelming amount of flour. This is what I came up with!
Cheaters Blueberry Cobbler
5 cups blueberries
1 cup sugar
2-3 tbs corn starch (depending on thickness youre looking for)
Water (added depending on consistency of sauce)
1 tsp vanilla (added to blueberries since I didnt want my topping too wet)
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into pieces
pinch of salt
1 tbs honey
1. add blueberries, sugar, cornstach, vanilla, and desired amount and water and cook down until blueberries have turned syrupy.
2. While waiting on the blueberries combine all ingredients except honey in a mixing bowl. I find it easier to crumble up in my hands and combine like you would a pie crust in its first stages. I added honey last – purely for the sake of I didnt want my hands to get that sticky (Sorry OCD talking).
3. Transfer blueberries to a baking dish and sprinkle the oat mixture ontop evenly. Place in a 350º oven until top is lightly browned. I left mine in just under 30 min.
This may not look all that pretty but its the best you’ll get out of me when I decide to be lazy when it comes to making cobbler! It’s still tasty 🙂