Monday, April 30, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade Cobbler

It's my favorite time of the month again! Secret Recipe Club time!  This month I got the honor of browsing recipes from The Healthy Jalapeno.  Laura lives in Connecticut, and is a self-proclaimed health nut.  She has so many amazing looking recipes, like her Skinny Baked Onion Rings with Basil Sauce, or her Tomato and Onion Casserole.   I really, really wanted to make her Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart, but sadly, another SRC member had already featured it.  I did go out and buy a tart pan though, so that recipe WILL get made!

I finally decided to make a dessert. Her Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Oatmeal Bars jumped out. I had everything I needed, and with whole wheat flour, they were not quite as sinful as they could be.  They are supposed to sit for 2 hours after baking, but we couldn't wait that long, so ours were more like a cobbler instead of bars. Same fantastic taste though! I loved the addition of lemon to add a brightness to the strawberries.  I did use coconut oil, but did not add flax seed.

Strawberry Lemonade Cobbler
'Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free'
Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 servings

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup Organic Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 cups oatmeal, rolled oats
1 tbsp organic finely ground flaxseed
2 1/2 cups strawberries, fresh, chopped
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
Kelapo coconut oil, for greasing pan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with coconut oil or parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. With your hands mix in the coconut oil, oats and flax seed until well blended. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for topping. Press the rest of the mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking dish.

For the filling mix strawberries, honey lemon juice and zest with a spatula until the fruit is well coated. Spread the mixture on top of the crust. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the filling. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for 2 hours, cut into bars and refrigerate in an airtight container to store.

Enjoy with some whipped cream or ice cream on top for an additional treat!


  1. What an interesting recipe! I have to try this!

    One question ... does the coconut oil have a strong coconut flavor? If so, what would you recommend substituting instead?


    1. Kimberly,
      You can not taste the coconut oil. It's a solid, and it brings all the ingredients together. You could probably use butter or even shortening.

  2. That looks so very good! I love strawberry lemonade and cobbler - I bet they are a fantastic combo :)

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures too!

  3. Oh I am so excited that you liked this recipe. They were my favorite bites to have and I tried to spread them out over the week but day after day they kept disapearing. They were a great sweet tooth snack so I am happy you chose these.
    Off to go see who had you :)

  4. I LOVED this recipe when Laura shared it. I need to try them soon!

  5. I’m visiting from Group D, and love what you did this month! Beautiful (AND delicious, I’m sure)! Strawberries are abundant where I live right now, so this is right up my alley.

  6. oh yum, this sounds awesome! i love that you made it into a cobbler instead of bars. it would be great with a big ol scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

  7. I'm so intrigued! I love strawberry lemonade anything, and these bars/cobbler sounds delicious!

  8. Nothing better than a dessert made with strawberries...and then with the addition of lemons = super YUM! Happy Spring to you!

  9. This sounds great and looks yumm too!


  10. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmm! As a vegan I am so excited to see so many more vegan recipes in the SRC. This looks amazing!

  11. cobbler and fruit? heck yes!

    happy src reveal!

  12. These are amazing looking! I love the ingredient list, too! Its always nice to find healthy desserts! :)

  13. That is a different combination! And a healthy dessert!