It’s my birthday week!
So blessed with all of the opportunities I have had over the past year – and pumped for new adventures in the next 365 days circling around the sun!
That’s great Katie, we’re happy for you. But shouldn’t you be posting a cake recipe?
Valid. Very valid.
But let’s take another look…
I mean, if someone served this up for your birthday, would you be disappointed?
Didn’t think so.
It’s fruity and cinnamony and baked to perfection.
Also it’s insanely simple to make.
So as a gal who would have to make her own cake?
I am so down for this.
(aka the whole skillet for myself with some vanilla almond milk ice cream please and thank you!)
Ready to celebrate with me?
Let’s start with some beautiful nectarines and pears from Misfits Market!
(really any fruit will work, these are what I had on hand)
Just slice ’em up and toss in a baking dish.
(side note: aren’t those colors gorgeous? don’t look like misfits to me!)
Spice up the filling with some cardamom and cinnamon. Nutmeg and ginger would also be lovely!
A pinch of arrowroot starch will help the filling transform into the classic silky, flavorful gloop we all love.
Mix the fruit around, then set aside.
Time for the easy peasy cobbler top!
Maple syrup, tahini, almond milk, an egg and vanilla come together for a party.
After they get beaten together, add some cassava flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Mix until the just incorporated.
This batter might seem more thin than your traditional cobbler dough.
Just trust me.
It will fluff up to create a perfectly crisp outside and tender, airy center.
Just scoop or plop or spoon or pour the batter over the fruit.
IM-perfection is key here.
The messier the better.
This skillet puppy gets stuck in the oven for about 25 minutes.
Come on. You can wait less than a half hour for golden deliciousness!
Now that’s worth it. Right?!
It will come out sizzling, bubbling, pipping hot.
Pro tip: Douse it with a general drizzle of maple syrup.
Then dig right in!
Are you drooling yet?
Do you get why this will TOTALLY suffice as my birthday treat of choice?
Maple Tahini Nectarine & Pear Cobbler
- 3 nectarines
- 1 pear
- 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch *sub cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice fruit and place in a baking dish.
- Mix starch and cinnamon into the sliced fruit.
- Beat together the egg, almond milk, tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Incorporate the cassava, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into the wet mixture.
- Spoon the batter over the fruit.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Drizzle on extra maple syrup and enjoy!