Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mango Cobbler with Oat Topping

After a somewhat lengthy absence I am finally back and ready to blog about the delicious goings on in my kitchen. To make up for lost time, here is a quick post about a delectable yet extremely easy dessert I started whipping up recently; mango cobbler. What's so wonderful about this dessert is that it is relatively good for you, and while you might have to pick up a couple of mangoes to make it, you should have everything else you need right on hand at home. It is so fast and easy to make, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser every time.

To make the cobbler:

Begin by skinning and pitting the mangoes. Dice them into small cubes and set aside in a bowl or on your cutting board. Melt a third of a stick of butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add in some sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Now you know I'm not a real fan of measuring, but good approximations are 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of cinnamon and half a capful of vanilla extract. Mix this well with the butter, then add in your mango cubes. You will cook the mango cubes in the butter mixture on medium heat for about ten minutes.

While they're cooking, preheat your oven to 350. Use the rest of the time to make the oat topping. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1tbsp of butter. Add a small amount of sugar and cinnamon to the butter, then toss in half a cup of oats and mix well, coating all of the oats.

Remove the mangoes from the stove top and empty them into a baking dish. Top the mangoes with the oat topping and bake until the oats start to look golden brown (about 10 minutes).

What could be easier? This is a super easy way to indulge in dessert after dinner, and you don't have to feel bad about a dessert that is comprised mostly of fresh mango and oats. This dessert is also made using all fresh and natural ingredients, and it is also super inexpensive. No matter how you look at it, this is a dessert that should find its way to your table any day now.

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