Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping

Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping is a fluffy and light cobbler base filled with berries and topped with a crunchy cinnamon top.

bowl of Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping with whipped cream and a spoon with a copper bowl of whipped cream in background

It’s called a mixed berry cobbler, but in reality, it’s more like a fluffy cake with lots of berries and the most amazing crunchy cinnamon-y goodness baked on top. 

I discovered this cobbler recipe when I was shooting some recipes for Dixie Crystals. I typically will make 5-10 things in a day and am not interested in sweets by the time I’ve made my second or third thing. But on this day, I couldn’t keep my fork out of the cobbler dish.

Neither could anyone who was in the house. Every time someone walked by, they took a bite straight from the dish. My daughter also had friends over and they asked her if our house always smelled so amazing. It was the cinnamon top from this cobbler.

This recipe is a keeper. It’s so easy and so incredibly delicious. I’ve made it so many times and it’s just as incredible each time I eat it.

It’s a dessert, but I really like it for breakfast. I’ve made this for brunch more often than to serve after dinner. 

Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or yogurt. 

ingredients for Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping

Ingredients //

This recipe has two parts, the berry base and the cinnamon topping.

For the berry base, you need fresh berries, sugar, self-rising flour, salt, milk, and melted butter.

For the crunchy cinnamon top, you just need cinnamon and sugar.

Mixed Berries. The original recipe calls for blackberries, but I use whatever fresh berries I have one hand. I used raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I do think that fresh berries work the best here. Frozen berries, even thawed hold a lot of moisture.

close up of bowl of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

Self-rising flour. I am always happy to find staple recipes that allow me to use ingredients that I have that don’t use often. I buy self-rising for biscuits and am thrilled to have more than one opportunity to use it. If you don’t have self-rising, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to one cup of all-purpose and mix well.

(For my non-American readers, we don’t use self-rising here in the US like in other parts of the world.)

How to Make // The Steps

This incredibly easy berry cobbler recipe starts by making a batter and dotting it with fresh berries and liberally sprinkling cinnamon sugar over the top and baking until bubbling and golden.

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or butter a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Rinse and pat berries dry. Set aside.
  • Add sugar, self-rising flour, and salt to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
bowl of dry ingredients for Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping
  • Add milk and whisk until smooth.
milk being poured into Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping batter
  • Pour in melted butter and whisk until smooth and just combined.
melted butter in batter for Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping
  • Pour the batter into a pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Top with evenly with berries.
berry cobbler batter in pan before baking on a baking sheet
  • Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Cover the entire surface of the berry cobbler with the mixture.
cobbler covered with cinnamon crunch topping
  • Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour, let stand 15 minutes before serving.
baked Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping

What Makes this Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping So Good? //

When I first looked at this recipe and made it for the first time, I thought for sure it wasn’t going to work and that there had to be a typo. It seemed more like a loose cake batter, not a cobbler. But it does work, and I was wrong. It’s one of the best things I made all year.

  • The cobbler base is so light and fluffy and lets the fruit shine. Sometimes simple really is the best.
  • I’m a sucker for anything with a cinnamon top and this one is extra cinnamon. It is a LOT of cinnamon sugar and it bakes into a crust that is crispy perfection.
  • It has lots of texture. Tender cake. Soft berries. Crunchy top.
Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping in two bowls with the pan in the background

Serving Suggestions //

This berry cobbler is technically a dessert, but I really like it for breakfast. I’ve made this for brunch as many times as I’ve made it for after dinner. I love a pancake, but this does not require me standing over the stove and this got rave reviews from my toughest critic. (My chef brother-in-law.) 

I like to serve with a bowl of freshly whipped cream, ice cream, or yogurt, and more fresh berries.

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two bowls of berry cobbler with cinnamon crunch topping with a bowl of berries and a bowl of whipped cream in the background

Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Crunch Topping is a fluffy and light cobbler base filled with berries and topped with a crunchy cinnamon top.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh mixed berries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Cinnamon Crunch Topping:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or butter a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Rinse and pat berries dry. Set aside.
  2. Make the topping by combining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar, self-rising flour, and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Add milk and combine. Pour in melted butter and whisk until smooth and just combined. 
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Distribute berries evenly over the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon crunch topping over the entire surface of the cobbler, using all of the mixture.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream. Garnish with more berries if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Diane Dickerman

    Hi Bree,
    This Berry Cobbler sounds delicious, just like all your recipes.
    Can I use 1% milk though? That’s all I ever have in the house.
    Also, thanks for the tip regarding self-rising flour.
    Thanks a bunch!
    ~ Diane

    1. Bree Hester

      I don’t see why not?

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