Awe, blueberry cobbler for two? Isn’t that just the cutest.
Welcome to the food blogging world, where everything posted this week is either a dessert, heart shaped, or made for two. This one is a dessert AND for two. Go Kassy.
Don’t get me wrong, though. I love all that cutesy junk. I’m just about the least cynical person I know, (in fact, people often tell me I need to be a little bit more cynical) and I love it! I believe that there is an infinite amount of love, light, and happiness in this beautiful world, and when we take the time to notice it, the sheer amount of it becomes almost unbearable. It’s paralyzing. There is just too much of it to ever fear that we might run out.
I believe that all of the beauty and light is best seen by us in people who we are most compatible with, and for that, the most wonderful source of light in my life is my husband. He has such a strong presence, a gentle spirit, and a confident soul. He knows what he wants in this life, and he isn’t afraid to take some risks to get it, and I vibe with that way too fricken hard. So in this valentines day season, I am focusing on the beautiful bond that is tied between us. Sure, I have all of those tangible aspects about him that I appreciate and relate to, but so much more important than all of those is that intangible and indescribable bond that connects us, that connected us since the moment we met.
I feel so lucky to have had the chance to meet my soul mate during this lifetime, and I hope to integrate that lucky feeling anytime I feel upset or hurt or frustrated in the future. I know I won’t remember every time, but even just keeping it on my mind a little more during these next few weeks makes the season of valentines day something special.
No matter where you are in your love life journey on this valentines day, including single and happy, you can always enjoy a blueberry cobbler. Heck, make two and share one with anyone you love, not just a significant other. Cut the recipe in half and make it for one. Make it for two and eat both yourself. Anything goes here.
Baking up this cobbler takes only a few ingredients, and about a half an hour, so it’s a perfect quick dessert any night. Plus, its creation is much like any good relationship. You start out slow.
In this case, with a banana (no innuendoes, don’t be gross):
Then you add a little bit more commitment, a little more time, a little more of yourself. In the cobbler, you just add some more ingredients. If you don’t like to commit, you’re still good on this one.
Then comes the big step: combining. Here, you combine the beautiful blueberries…
with the oat topping.
And then comes the best part of any relationship: you let it bake. You just chill, enjoy the ride. Eat a few blueberries while you wait. I don’t know how that fits into the metaphor, but I suggest it regardless.
Honestly, I don’t know if Mitchy and I will be eating this blueberry cobbler on valentines day (I doubt it since we have been recipe testing this same dessert for the past week), but no matter what we eat, we will be together. And that is the most important thing.
I hope you have a chance to spend some time with your loved ones in this love-filled season as well. I also hope you get chocolates and flowers and all that junk if you’re into that. I know I am.
Love and peace to you.
- ♥ 3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ♥ 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- ♥ 1/2 banana
- ♥ 1/2 cup oats
- ♥ 1/4 cup almonds, chopped finely
- ♥ 1 tsp cinnamon
- ♥ 2 tbsp agave nectar
- ♥ 1 tsp vanilla
- ♥ dash of salt
- ♥ vanilla cashew- or almond-based ice cream
- ♥ coconut whipped cream (in photos
- ♥ plain coconut milk
- ♥ fruits and berries
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- In two oven-safe bowls, pour 1-1/2 cups blueberries in each.
- Pour two tablespoons agave evenly into each of the two bowls.
- In a separate bowl, mash the banana, and then mix in the oats, almond pieces, cinnamon, agave nectar, vanilla, and salt, combining well.
- Pour topping evenly over the two bowls of blueberries.
- Place both bowls onto a baking sheet, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until top is browned and crispy.
- Remove from oven and serve hot or let cool for 10 minutes, then top with all of your favorite toppings!