Paleo Coconut & Berry Cobbler

August 20, 2012
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Things have been a bit more frantic than usual lately… I know, hard to believe, but we are leaving on an extended holiday in just over 24 hours and the amount of general stuff left to do is astronomical. RJ is up to his elbows in spreadsheets, I am knee deep in laundry – about 90% of it clean at least, and ‘thank goodness we have one more day‘ was uttered a minimum of 10 times yesterday. Uh-oh, we no longer have another day – yikes.


On the upside, almost all of the flights are booked – well except the one to get us back to LA for our return flight home… and we do at least have car[s] for the road trip portion. The first two hotels are reserved – the rest we will work out on the way… some how. The keys have been handed over to the friend who is house-sitting.


I have posts prepared in my absence, sort of – ok, not really at all… And the new iPad is set up, mostly… I may be on the brink of persistent hyperventilation, maybe…


So as I do, among the packing and sorting and planning madness I baked. RJ hovered as I photographed and then we ate Coconut & Berry Cobbler for breakfast. My brain and to-do list are so full of stuff I can’t even come up with anything to say about berries other than they are delicious and pretty.

More tomorrow about our adventures. Right now, I have to go do some more stuff. Honestly though, as long as we remember our passports we’ll be fine…



Paleo Coconut & Berry Cobbler



  • 500g mixed berries, fresh or just thawed [approx 1 lb or 3-ish cups]
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp water or orange juice


  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 c almond milk, room temp
  • 3 eggs, room temp
  • 2 T rice syrup
  • 1/4 t sea salt


  • 1 – 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 180C [350F] and lightly oil a 20×20 cm [8x8 in] cake tin.

Quick version:

Combine filling ingredients in pan. Whisk cobbler ingredients very well, let site to thicken for 5 mins then drop spoonfuls over filling. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over cobbler.

Bake for 40 minutes, serve warm or at room temp. Easy.

Full version:

Combine coconut oil, almond milk, eggs, syrup and salt and whisk well. Sift over coconut flour and whisk very well until batter is smooth and no lumps remain. Set aside for 5 minutes while you prepare the filling.

Mix together all filling ingredients in tin – ok, it probably won’t take 5 mins, go make a cup of tea, I’ll wait…

Drop large spoonfuls of the cobbler batter over the fruit then using the edge of the spoon gently spread to fill any holes – it does not need to be particularly smooth or perfect.

Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the cobbler. Bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 40 minutes. The cobbler batter should be firm and just dry, the topping will be golden.

Remove from oven and serve warm or room temperature with your choice of white creamy accompaniment.


  • I was convinced the first time I made this that the batter would not set but all of a sudden, pow, it was perfect. Be patient.
  • No, you cannot substitute regular flour for the coconut flour, sorry. Coconut flour absorbs an insane amount of liquid and acts very differently to any other kind. The general rule I use [can't remember where I found it] is 1 c coconut flour needs 1 c liquid + 6 eggs to work out well.
  • Feel free to adjust the level of sweetness – or not – to your taste. Same with the fruit, if you are not on a low-fructose diet this would be divine with stone-fruit or mangos or even apples mixed in.


Sweet Adventures Blog Hop August - BerriesThis post is part of the August Sweet Adventures Blog Hop hosted by Christina of The Hungry Australian.

SABH is a monthly blog hop brought to you by your hostesses – The Hungry Australian, Dining With a Stud, The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, Delicieux and me – 84th & 3rd.

Make sure to check out all the other wonderful Berry Nice creations that have been linked-up below!


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27 Responses to Paleo Coconut & Berry Cobbler

  1. Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy on August 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Yummo! I am so into coconut and all it can offer me at the moment. I have sent this to my friend who is gluten free, she will love this!

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Cheers Anna

  2. Martyna @ Wholesome Cook on August 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I love this cobbler JJ! Coconut is such a perfect pairing to berries. Have a great trip! I’m in San Diego in late Oct, who knows, we might be able to grab that coffee in the US of A. :-)

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks, yeah, that would be about right – ha,

  3. Claire @ Claire K Creations on August 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Have a wonderful time! I know that edge of hyperventilating feeling. I’m sure it will disappear as soon as you get on the plane.

    This looks delicious!

  4. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy on August 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Have the most fabulous holiday. Your cobbler looks amazing. Coconut flour sounds great I will have to add it my list of things to try.

  5. Jennifer (Delicieux) on August 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Have a wonderful trip JJ!! Although I know you will. This looks like the perfect thing to eat when feeling stressed. Even better that you had it for breakfast.

  6. Nic on August 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    How funny, I always think of cobblers as savoury! But if I called this a crumble I could eat it and would love every mouthful!

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I’ve never heard of a savoury cobbler! You’ll have to send me a recipe! Call it whatever you’d like ;)

  7. Anna on August 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Love the combination! And a cobbler at that! A definite try in my list. Safe travels JJ! xx

  8. Nic@diningwithastud on August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I adore coconut oil! What a great recipe. Have a fab trip JJ :D

  9. Christina @ The Hungry Australian on August 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm


    Dear JJ, have a wonderful time and don’t forget to breathe ok? The blog will be fine.

    Bon voyage!!

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Yeah, that pesky breathing thing…

  10. Erin @ she cooks, she gardens on August 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Mmm yum, I love a good cobbler, perfect for breakfast (& lunch & dinner!). I can relate to pre-holiday madness, why is it that we leave everything to last minute? Enjoy your trip!

  11. Peta on August 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Love a good cobbler and this looks great – Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  12. Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky on August 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    This looks really really good! I have just been having a look at the Paleo life, and am tempted to try it… until I remember every other major diet I’ve ever tried (and failed). The last one was sugar free. I don’t think giving up any food group is for me, but I’m defintiely up for trying a recipe here or there. Especially when it looks as good as this.

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Yeah, I’m def not paleo but pieces of it do appeal, especially this bit ;)

  13. Monica (@gastromony) on August 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love cobblers :) I’ve been meaning to try coconut flour so you’ve convinced me to try. Looks so good :)

  14. K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo on August 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Yum! I’ve never tried coconut cobbler, but I’ll have to give it a go! I”ll have to go on a hunt for some coconut flour. Just curious, what does the Paleo refer to?

    Have a wonderful time in America!

    • JJ on August 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Hope you do, Paleo is the Palaeolithic or caveman diet, not really for me but some interesting principals.

  15. Moya on August 25, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Anything with coconut and raspberries is a winner! Looks delicious!

  16. Julia on September 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Beautiful photography! I’d love to try a piece of this cobbler.

  17. Liv on September 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I’ve made this recipe w six times: three times with berries, once with peaches, plums, and pears, and twice with apples from my yard. It always turns out beautifully. Making another apple cobbler today! Thank you for the recipe!

    • JJ on October 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Wow! Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know :D

  18. Nel on October 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I made this cobbler tonight~Blueberries and peaches! I used agave nectar instead of rice syrup (I think neither are paleo but oh well). I had to bake it for over an hour and turned the broiler on so it would brown. End result- the best cobbler I’ve ever had. Best part is it had no effect on my blood sugar. Sometimes even a banana will throw me off so I have to really watch my carb/sugar intake. Thanks for the recipe. I think I will try it with just peaches next time :) Also, I was wishing for more filling. Do you think it would turn out ok with more fruit? Or should I just use less batter?

    • JJ on October 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Nel, you are right, rice syrup isn’t paleo (whoops!). Many consider honey or maple syrup acceptable but you’d have to make that decision based on your blood sugar levels. It would definitely be fine with more fruit :)

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