If you feel your breakfasts are getting boring and monotonous then I have the perfect recipe for you: plum breakfast cobbler. There is no way to describe this other than comforting, luxurious and a little piece of heaven on your breakfast table. The rich, sweet spicy flavour of the plums goes well with the tartness of the apples and produces a delicious winter compote. Topped with a crumbly oat cookie-like pastry what more could you ask for to start your day!
Spice Up Your Day
I use traditional sweet spices to add flavour to the compote by adding cloves, cinnamon and star anise. The orange zest and orange juice add a nice citrus element to the plum breakfast cobbler. But it is the crumbly topping that takes it to another level. By adding buttermilk it makes the topping melt in your mouth at first bite.
Full of Goodness
I use honey and coconut sugar to sweeten the dish and along with oats you know you are getting all the goodness in your first meal of the day. This, combined with antioxidants and vitamins from the fruit you know you are off to a good start. You can make this the day before then pop it in the oven while you are getting dressed. It’s as simple as that!
If you like this then you will also love my recipe for Dutch apple pie. I’ve even had it for breakfast!Print
A warm, comforting bowl of plum breakfast cobbler prepared with fresh plums and baked to perfection
- Preheat the oven to 170℃/340℉.
- Grease the baking dish with butter.
- Prepare the fruit: peel, core and quarter the apples. Halve and stone the plums.
- Grate the orange to produce a fine zest and add to a saucepan.
- Add the orange juice, water, honey and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes until the honey dissolves.
- Place the halved plums and cooked apples with the orange mixture in a baking dish while you prepare the topping.
- Prepare the topping by adding the flour, baking powder and baking soda to a food processor . Pulse until well combined. Add coconut sugar and lemon zest and pulse again.
- Add the cold butter and process until crumbly. Add the oats and combine on a low speed.
- With the motor still running drizzle the buttermilk slowly into the processor and mix until well combined.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured silicone mat. It will seem more crumbly than regular pastry.
- Roll out and using a cookie cutter cut into shapes. Places the shapes on top of the fruit showing parts of the fruit.
- Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the pastry and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve warm with greek yogurt or creme fraiche
- Don’t worry if you feel the mixture is too crumbly. You can press it together on your silicone mat before cutting into shapes.
- Don’t over mix the topping as it will lose it’s crumbly melt-in-the-mouth texture
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: International
Keywords: plum breakfast cobbler