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.
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.
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.
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.
- Add milk and whisk until smooth.
- Pour in melted butter and whisk until smooth and just combined.
- Pour the batter into a pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Top with evenly with berries.
- Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Cover the entire surface of the berry cobbler with the mixture.
- Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour, let stand 15 minutes before serving.
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.
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.
More Berry Recipes //
- The Best Blueberry Crisp
- Vegan Berry Oatmeal Bake
- Raspberry Orange Pistachio Ricotta Cake
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Blueberry Pancake Muffins with Maple Glaze