Saturday Mix | Peach & Blackberry Cobbler {for my birthday}

June 4, 2016

Peach & Blackberry Cobbler by Faring Well // #vegan

To be honest, my birthday kind of snuck up on me this year! Usually I have some elaborate camping trip planned out that we would be embarking on this weekend. But, WHOOPS. Here it is and I’ve completely neglected my adventure planning. But thats okay. I have a few trips “in the works” and I get to be with my bud (Scott) all day – so I know its going to be the most wonderful day. Yesterday was almost a more exciting anniversary of sorts, because exactly seven years ago on that day I was introduced to Scott – and you better believe he did some of the sweetest things yesterday to remind me of so many special, life changing, adventurous times we have shared together since. I tear up just thinking about the sweet words he shared with me, and the memories we have made together. So here is to another year of life with you, my man, let’s keep writing our story.

As far as birthday desserts go, I choose campfire s’mores in a vast National Park every year, and will continue to do so ;). But for the sake of variety I’m bringing you one of my favorite summer desserts. Cobbler. Peach being a childhood favorite, only made better with the addition of blackberries here. I owe my cobbler skills to Yossy of Apt. 2 Baking Company, and Melissa from The Fauxmartha (for reminding me of the sugar and zest trick). Thank you ladies for always inspiring me – my taste buds and tummy are very grateful. So now, before it gets too hot to turn your oven on – let’s bake a little cobbler and serve it with a scoop of melty ice cream. Preferably enjoyed after a day of playing in the pool. (I’m so there summer, you’re going to be great.)

It’s going to be a toasty weekend here in CA, so if I could have three of my favorite bloggers cook for me I would choose Danielle’s green garlic gazpacho, Lindsey’s granola ice cream, and Meg’s strawberry oat smoothie.

I think this guy’s commitment to a skinned watermelon hack is pretty hilarious. And awesome.

An Instagram-er who I have loved following for years and has been especially catching my eye lately with her drop dead stunning photography skills is sweet Diem of @dltvo.

Two cookbooks I am the most excited about for this year is Molly’s Molly On The Range (even though I won’t be able to make most of the recipes, I know it will be beautiful and her writing captivating/hilarious) and Green Kitchen Stories’ Healthy and Colorful Smoothies For Everyday (this one I know I’ll use daily).

My adventurous, wanderlust heart is craving to climb the lighthouse at Neist Point, bike across Prince Edward Island, and sit in the meadows of Yosemite Valley every night.

For some weekend tunes, I’m really digging the newest album by Plants and Animals.

2 cups fresh blackberries
3 cups diced yellow peaches (4 small or 3 medium)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup maple sugar*
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean (or the seed of 1 pod)
4 teaspoons arrowroot starch
pinch of sea salt

1 1/4 cup whole spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple sugar*
5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

*The maple sugar I use here works best. It is simply dehydrated maple syrup. If you cannot find any, coconut sugar will substitute well too. Organic cane sugar as a last option. However, do not substitute with syrups (maple or coconut), the extra liquid will alter the end result.

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Begin with the filling. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the lemon zest, maple sugar, and ground vanilla bean. Massage with your fingers, infusing the sugar with the vanilla and zest. Add the fruit and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and arrowroot starch, and toss to coat once more. Add to a 9-10 inch glass or ceramic pie plate (or 9×13 dish) and spread out evenly.

Next make the biscuits. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and maple sugar in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle the coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla over the dry mixture and stir well until it begins to thicken. Drop heaping scoops of biscuit dough on top of the fruit (about 7 or 9 rounds, depending on size). Place in the oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes. The fruit should be bubbling, and the the biscuits a golden brown.

Let cool on the counter before serving. I prefer mine room temperature with a scoop of my classic vanilla bean ice cream. Scott prefer’s his chilled in the fridge for a few hours. However you like, enjoy it well, and happy summer days to you!


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  • Reply Pia June 4, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Sure looks like one delicious and HEALTHY treat! What more could you want?
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and of course a happy birthday filled with everything your hearts desires -from love to smiles to cake ;)
    Cheers, Jessie xx

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      You are too sweet Pia! Thank you, it was such a wonderful day. Appreciate your sweet comment! Hope you are having a gorgeous week now too <3

  • Reply Gena June 4, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Happy birthday, Jessie!! Mine is coming up in a few days, and it has totally snuck up on me. But you’re inspiring me to perhaps bake myself something sweet :) I hope you have a restful, quiet, and tasty celebration.

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Aw yay! Happy birthday to you too Gena! I believe it has passed now, so I hope the day was wonderful and involved something special and sweet ;) birthday hugs to you – XO

  • Reply Jess @ Nourished by Nutrition June 4, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Happy birthday Jessie! Take the time today to enjoy every moment of your wonderful life! This cobbler looks wonderful thanks for sharing your notes about the maple sugar and acceptable substitutions! I don’t have maple sugar on hand but would love to try with coconut sugar. As always your photos are exceptional!! Forever my inspiration. Sending love and happy vibes, Jess

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Jess, you are just a ray of sunshine – do you know!? Appreciate you and your sweet comment here girl, so many xxx and ooo to you!

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full June 4, 2016 at 7:34 am

    The happiest of birthdays to you, dear Jessie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with peach cobbler and birthday cake and all sort of delicious goodies <3

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you tons sweet Sarah! It was very wonderful. So grateful for your wishes here, hugs xx

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High June 4, 2016 at 9:29 am


  • Reply Lori June 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Happy birthday!! I am definitely putting this on the must-make summer dessert list. I watched your Nom show from this week and promptly made the cherry garcia ice cream. It was amazing!! Happy adventures!

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      No way! Aw that just made my day! So glad to hear Lori, you’re the sweetest.

  • Reply Sophie MacKenzie June 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, beautiful! I hope you have the most magical day today filled with all sorts of adventure and merriment. This cobbler looks insanely good. I wish I was poolside with a big ol’ bowl right now. xoxox

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Sophie, you are just too sweet – thank you friend! Goodness a bowl of this poolside sound like a dream right now. Love how you think ;) hope you are doing stellar lady! XO

  • Reply danielle | rooting the sun June 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

    happiest birthday you lovely, lovely lady. may all good things in the universe surround you. this cobbler is fantastic, literally using my two favorite fruits ever to fruit! and all of my gratitude for linking the gazpacho – it’s a sure contender for hotter days. much love jessie! xo

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Aw thank you Danielle, you are such a gem – I appreciate your sweet comment here and cannot wait to give your stellar gazpacho a whirl! xx

  • Reply Sian Therese June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Happy birthday dear one! I hope this next year of being back by the seaside puts a spring in your step like no other. That cobbler looks like a divine treat to celebrate with. I’m (not so) patiently waiting on those cookbooks too, the smoothie book has just come out in Australia and I’m trying really hard not to buy it right now, our new house and baby things are taking priority, but it is sooo hard!

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Oh my goodness! Are you pregnant!? Sian! Congratulations. That is the sweetest news ever. I am so happy for you two. Thank you for your sweet words here friend, wishing you two the best – <3

  • Reply Jayme | holly & flora June 5, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Happy birthday, Jessie! The weather in CO is finally looking more like the weather out there for you. I’m so ready for warmer, sunnier, longer days. Now, go plan your next camping + s’mores trip! ;-)

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Yay for that gorgeous CO summer! So happy for you Jayme! And heck yes to that last part, cannot wait ;) xo

  • Reply Amanda | Pickles & Honey June 5, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Happy happy Birthday, Jessie!! I’m with you–campfire s’mores in a National Park is where it’s at! Your post actually reminded me that both Aaron and my b-days are coming up mid-June. Where has the time gone?! I’m definitely going to need to give your peach and blackberry cobbler a try. It’s gorgeous! xo

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Yay for you and Aaron’s birthdays Amanda! Hope you have tons of fun celebrating now that your back home. And thank you for your sweet words on this cobbler! I hope if you do make it that you enjoy it lots and lots – hugs friend <3

  • Reply Shelley | Sevengrams June 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Happiest of Birthdays Jessie! Hope it was a fantastic weekend of celebrations, escapes, smores and cobbler. xx

  • Reply Mariel June 6, 2016 at 8:06 am

    This cobbler was delicious! Not too sweet, which let the fruit really shine. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of spelt, since that’s what I had on hand, and it worked out fine. Topped with sweet basil ice cram from a local creamery, it was divine. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      That is so wonderful to hear Mariel! How fantastic. Thank you for writing me to tell me all about it, just totally made my day!

  • Reply Meg @ Noming thru Life June 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    1) Happiest of happy birthday’s beautiful!
    2) You found my gem of a smoothie (which to this day is still my ultimate fave) and me. That’s like an early bday present for meeeee!
    3) You’re fabulous, just an fyi ;)

  • Reply Jodi June 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

    YAY! Happy birthday, Jessie! Hope it was a good one and you ate cobbler all day. Sending lots of love and campfire side s’mores for your year ahead. Keep on doing what you’re doing – it’s a beautiful thing x

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Jodi! Thank you friend. So value you and your sweet comment here, hope you are having a blast in your new home and cannot wait to see all of what this new place has for you! <3

  • Reply Bri | Natural Girl Modern World June 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Happy birthday Jessie!! This cobbler is so yummy looking! I need to get going on my cobbler-making this summer. Hope you had a loveliest of birthdays. Also, can’t wait to hear about these trips you have in the works! Big hugs xx

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Bri! You are so sweet! I hope you get to some cobbler making soon too, sometimes summer can pass me by without one, so its always good to get a head start ;). Happy week to you girl! X

  • Reply Kristina Humphreys June 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope it was lovely :) This peach blackberry cobbler looks fabulous and so summery! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  • Reply Gena June 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    PS — your IG comment today made me come back to this post and print it so that I can eat it for breakfast, like, really soon. Thanks, lady <3

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      NO WAY. Smiling like a dork over here ;) this for breakfast would be amazing! Hope you get to enjoy it too <3

  • Reply Tiffany June 8, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Happy birthday! This looks so damn good!

  • Reply David Summerbell June 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday. I wish you all the best for the years ahead. Delicious looking cobbler by the way :-)

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much David! So kind of you to say.

  • Reply Emily | Gather & Dine June 9, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Oh wishing you the happiest of birthdays sweet lady! Campfire smores sounds so fun as does this cobbler. Those juicy peaches and berries with those spelt biscuits sure do make for a beautiful and festive summer treat. :)

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you sweet Emily, I adore you and appreciate your comments here every week – you are gem! XX

  • Reply betty June 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Happy birthday you sweet sweet gal! You are amazing, and from snapchats, etc I’m so in admiration of your dedication to what you do. I can’t wait to make this because I KNOW it’s going to be fantastic!! This is so belated, but I hope you had a wonderful day and an even more awesome year!!!

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Betty! You ar making me turn red. Thank you friend. You are too too kind and I so appreciate your friendship. I’m so inspired by you constantly! Have a stellar week girl! <3

  • Reply Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures June 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Oh my goodness – I’m drooling right now looking at these photos! And happy belated birthday! Totally feel you on the smores for bday thing – my birthday is always over Labor Day and I’m usually pushing for a camping trip.

    • Reply Faring Well June 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Sheesh! Thank you Shelly! So sweet of you to say. And I hear you, I’m pushing real hard for one right now too – and love that you connect s’mores with your birthday as well ;)

  • Reply MeCooks June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    OMG, it looks so yummy.

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