Warm Cherry Cobbler

Updated: May 30



It's the season for cherries! Whether you enjoy tart or sweet, you're getting a delicious dose of antioxidant-charged goodness. Tart cherries contain lots of phytochemicals including (fancy names alert!) anthocyanins, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol), flavanols (catechin, epicatechin), and phenolic acids. Both tart cherries and sweet (Bing) cherries contain these compounds, however, tart cherries have higher concentrations.


Athletes love cherries due to these anti-inflammatory compounds, which can expedite recovery, and their nitric oxide-producing capabilities, which can improve endurance. These compounds can also support heart, brain, skin, and joint health.


Having trouble sleeping? Studies show that eating sweet cherries or drinking tart cherry juice may help with sleep by increasing overall time in bed, total sleep time, and sleep efficiency.


What’s more, all of these powerful benefits come in one little tasty treat for you! The Warm Cherry Cobbler below takes only ten minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake. But, believe me, that 40 minutes of baking is blissful when the aromas fill up your home. Give it a try and let me know what you think. P.S. This can also be a tasty breakfast or snack!


Tip: Purchase organic cherries whenever possible since these beauties made the Environmental Working Group's Top 12 list of dirty produce (pesticides!) this year.


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:


  • 2 cups oat flour

  • 2 tsps baking powder

  • 1/2 cup mashed banana

  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk

  • 2 tsps vanilla extract

  • 1/8 tsp salt