LilRed (who_is_she) wrote in no_refinedsugar,

Blackberry Cobbler?

Today I am going to attempt to make a blackberry cobbler with no refined sugar. So far I have not been able to find a recipe for this dish, except one that includes artificial sweeteners. So therefore I'm flying without a net! I wanted to make it simply with honey, or maple syrup. I am going to report on how it goes. Wish me luck.
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I found a few things so far.
Sugar seems to help things rise, honey doesn't, this probably doesn't matter for blackberry cobbler. But I add baking powder to get some of the rise back.
Also they say 3/4 cup of honey for each cup of sugar. You can also raplce sugar with banana. I would replace 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup honey and one banana.
Banana also makes a good egg replacement and adds some sweetness.

Good luck!
well, that is good to know.

I don't have any bananas in the house. I already made the cobbler and put it in the oven BEFORE I saw this comment. (!) So, we'll see how it goes.

What I did, was to add to the blackberries a decent amount of maple syrup. I also used, instead of my normal oatmeal and brown sugar topping,.... a topping made of naturally sweetened granola cereal mix, which I spiced up with extra cinammon, cloves, ginger. I also threw a little almond flavoring in the berries for good measure!

I was going to use some vanilla, but I checked the label and gosh darned if that bottle of pure vanilla doens't have sugar in it. THat suprised me.

I have no idea how it will turn out.
thanks for the help tho.
Just a note of caution. Brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added to it. I have been off all sugar, white flour, anything with hydrogenated oil, and processed foods for 4 weeks now. The first 3 weeks were hard due to intense withdrawal (I went off cold turkey). I had a fever, constant headache, overall weakness, uncommon facial acne, and shakiness. Basically, I felt awful for 3 weeks. I am on my 4th week and feel normal. It took that long for my body to get used to eating real food (as opposed to fake food). I expect more benefits as I continue eating healthy. I've lost 4 pounds so far and hope to lose more. I am never hungry and eat whenever I feel like it. Things like wheat thins and ketchup taste very sweet to me. My taste buds changes after 1 week. Anything with white flour tastes bland and unappealing. I discovered I'm allergic to whole wheat flour, so I grind up rolled oats for oat flour. It works good for baking. I sweeten cookies with things like apples, raisins, and carrots. I have been baking some wonderful caraway seed crackers. I've discovered it is actually quite easy to eat healthy and there are so many food options, I cannot eat enough to cover them all. Good luck on your efforts to eat healthier!

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May 24 2010, 22:02:59 UTC 8 years ago

Curious if you could share some of your fav recipes and where you get food ideas w/o sugar and white flour..especially your cookie recipe! I'm not strickly on this diet although I do try to do my best and improve on it. My hardest part is the recipes and the planning ahead! I would appreciate your time--Thank you!!!
Well, the blackberry cobbler I made is GOOD.
the maple syrup, and granola worked wonderfully.

I have noticed since I went off refined sugar, I feel tired more. Did you go through this? I wonder if I'm not eating enough protein........
Blueberry Cobbler or blackberry/peach -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is one of those recipes that does not look pretty but tastes delicious Ingredients: Filling: 1/2 cup butter or margerine 4 cups blueberries 1 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Stevia Spoonable blend OPTIONAL:- Substitute 1/2 blueberries for 2 cups peaches or apples Crust: 1 cup ground oat bran or flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp low sodium salt 1 tsp Stevia Spoonable Blend 1/2 cup milk Directions: Preheat oven to 375degrees f Melt butter in a 8x8 baking dish, Mix berries, lemon juice and Stevia in bowl Pour over butter, but do not stir. Mix crust ingredients and pour over berry mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm. To view more delightful recipes visit Hope this recipe helps you...enjoy..Tavener