This Easy Brown Sugar Strawberry Cobbler is the sweetest use for early springtime strawberries. Every spoonful is layered with juicy, sweet strawberries, rich butter, vanilla, and just the right amount of brown sugar to sweeten the deal. The strawberries are juicy, while the topping is crisp, with a nice soft center of oats and extra butter. Top this strawberry cobbler off with vanilla ice cream for a truly wonderful treat!
Every year around this time, it’s always the same thing, it snows, and it snows a lot. This week has been grey and snowy. And you know something? I am not about it. But with no travel plans till mid-May, I’m trying so hard to make the best of things.
And that means cooking and baking with colors and using lots of edible flowers. I’ve also been surrounding both the studio and my home with bouquets of flowers, and burning multiple candles every night.
My thinking – if the weather is rough, make everything else bright, fresh, and very spring-like.
This is probably more of a summer recipe than a spring recipe. But with the grocery store full of fresh organic California berries, I thought a simple, old fashion strawberry cobbler would be the perfect recipe to share.
And oh my gosh, it’s perfect.
But the funny thing? I almost completely boycotted this about 3/4 of the way through baking. At first glance, I didn’t think I liked the way this looked, the topping just wasn’t right.
But I decided I would at least let it finish baking. 10 minutes later I quickly changed my mind. I pulled this out of the oven, took one look at the bubbling sauce and the crisp butter cookie-like topping, and I was sold. I knew this was going to be SO GOOD.
Start by melting the butter. Place the butter in a baking dish and throw it into the oven to melt and get a little browned.
While the butter is melting, mix up the batter. It’s simply, flour, old-fashioned oatmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, a big spoonful of vanilla, plus milk, and butter.
The rest is just assembly. Toss the strawberries with some brown sugar, then layer half of them over the melted butter in the baking dish. Next, pour the batter overtop and layer the remaining strawberries over the batter.
No stirring is the secret here, it’s what makes this cobbler extra special.
As the cobbler bakes, the butter bubbles up over the topping. This helps to create deliciously, golden, crisp edges all while forming a sweet strawberry sauce underneath.
Between the rich sauce, crisp cookie-like edges, and sweet strawberries, it truly is magic. The one thing I encourage you to do is serve this warm, while the juices are bubbling up, and everything is smelling incredible. Oh, and be sure to top with vanilla bean ice cream. It’s pretty much a must.
This is a classic spring/summer dessert that really should be happening on a weekly basis over the new few months. I think you’ll really love it!
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Brown Sugar Strawberry Cobbler
Calories Per Serving: 203 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) cold salted butter
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6-7 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or additional brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Drop 8 tablespoons butter into a 9×13 inch baking dish and place the dish in the oven to melt, about 10 minutes.2. To make the batter. Stir together the flour, oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix in 4 tablespoons shredded/grated butter. Add the milk and vanilla, mix until just combined.3. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the maple syrup and cornstarch.4. Layer 3/4 of the strawberries over the melted butter in the baking dish. Then, pour the batter overtop, do not stir. Layer the remaining strawberries over the batter. Bake 45-50 minutes, until the center is just set and the edges begin to brown.5. Serve the cobbler warm or at room temp with ice cream and maple butter drizzled on top.