Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mama's Blackberry Cobbler & a Granola GIVEAWAY!!!!

Every year about this time, my buddy Aaron brings me a big ole bag of fresh, hand-picked blackberries from his family's berry bushes. Last year, I froze most of them for smoothies, but this year, I was cravin' cobbler — my Mama's Blackberry Cobbler to be specific:

It's naturally vegan, and since it's a family recipe, this one is definitely going in my cookbook. It's really quite simple — fresh, juicy blackberries and sugar are baked under a whole wheat crust topped with chunky turbinado sugar.

As it cooks, the berry juice creeps over the top crust. Just look at that gorgeous juice!:

A warm slice of this was perfect with a scoop of Soy Delicious Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream on the side.

Now for the giveaway: Remember my MixMyGranola post from a few days ago? I won a $20 gift certificate to create my own customized granola, and now the nice folks at MixMyGranola want to give another such certificate to one lucky random commenter from my blog.

At MixMyGranola.com, you can choose your granola base (don't get the French vanilla ... it's not vegan ... I learned the hard way ... but the regular organic granola base is vegan), dried fruit and nuts, candy, and health powder supplements to create your very own personalized granola.

How do you win? Just head over to the MixMyGranola site and look through their customizable granola options. You can make a mix without going through the checkout. Then report back to my blog with a comment on your dream granola combo. In one week (next Wednesday, July 22nd), I'll use a random number generator to pick one lucky winner. Happy Granola-ing!!!

61 comments:

AJ said...

I have been looking at this site for ages but can't afford it :( Would love to try a superfoods granola, with chia, acai, goji and heaps of fruit. Yum!

Vegyogini said...

YUM! Here's my granola mix:

Low-fat granola
Dried strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, bing cherries, dates, raisins, goji berries, and blackberries
Hemp seeds
Chia seeds
Crystallized ginger

Tara said...

Blackberry cobbler! Yum!

Here is my granola mix:
organic granola
dried blueberries
dried strawberries
dried blackberries
dried raspberries (I like berries!)
hemp seeds
organic coco shreds
oatbran flakes
green tea powder

andrea. said...

hmm, that blackberry cobbler looks delicious : )

this is my dream granola mix:
Organic granola, cranberries, apples, amaranth seeds, organic flax and organic quinoa powder.

n_n

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh, cobbler! That looks lovely.

OK, granola..
* Banana Slices
* Dried Pineapple
* Roasted Cashews
* Hemp Seeds
* Organic Quinoa

I call it Tropical Treat!

Shannon said...

Awesome! I'd take low-fat granola with raspberries, walnuts, and flax seed.

:D Love your blog!

vegan.in.brighton said...

That blackberry cobbler looks delicious.

jessy said...

i love that you're mama's cobbler recipe is already vegan - that's so awesome! it's so pretty with the blackberry juice making the top all colorful! mmmmmmmmm! we have been picking blackberries every time we go out in the field behind our house and we've been freezing them until we get enough for a cobbler or pie. think i'm gonna have to go with cobbler, as yours looks most fantastical, Bianca!

i need to get my butt over to the granola site & see what combination would be most rock'n! w00t!

Mary said...

You're lucky to have so many blackberries!

Here is my granola mix:
organic granola base
dried bing cherries
pepitas
pecans
pistachios
flax seeds
coconut shreds

I am so hungry thinking about this!

shellyfish said...

That cobbler looks so good! I love cobblers, and I haven't even made one yet this summer. Shame on me! (Don't enter me in the contest - even with a coupon, the shipping to France would be too high!) Good luck to everyone else!

twoveganboys said...

Wow, the blackberry cobbler looks heavenly.

Thanks for hoting such an awesome giveaway. Here is my mix:
Organic Granola
Dried Apricots
Dried Blueberries
flax seeds
toasted almonds

shelby said...

That cobbler looks mouthwatering!

Joi said...

This is my dream mix for dh(he loves granola):
* Organic Granola
* Dried Apricots
* Dried Papaya
* Organic Banana Chips
* Dried Bing Cherries
* Goji Berries
* Dried Mangos
* Macadamia Nuts
* Hemp Seeds
* Pistachios
* Organic Flax Seeds
* Sunflower Seeds
* Pomegranate Cordials
Organic Cacao Powder

Emily said...

organic granola
dried raspberries
dried blackberries
organic dates
pistachios
organic peanuts
chia seeds
caffeine powder (!?)

so excited to have found another memphis blogger!!! that cobbler looks AMAZING!

pixiepine said...

Here's my mix!

Low-Fat Granola
Dried Strawberries
Dried Bing Cherries
Pistachios
Hazelnuts
Cocoa Crisp Bites

Yummy! I thought about the caffiene powder, but I dunno!

Maren said...

organic granola, dates, blackberries, chia seeds, strawberries, coconut!!!!!! greattttt giveaway!!!

Jen said...

i just made a double batch of the east coast coffee cake from VB with blackberries i scored on sale at ye olde kroger. it was still cooling as i left for work, so i'll report on my findings later.

hmmmm, should i enter another contest? abso-tootley.

Pistachio and Cardamom said...

omg i am a granola freak! my perfect granola would consist of a low-fat granola, dried bing cherries, dried mangos, dries plums, hemp seed, flax seeds, pistachios (of course!),coco shreds, peanut butter pretzels, and organic lucuma. yum!

Jen said...

okay okay: here's what i'm gonna call it--"golly hazel, you're so berry nutty!" low fat granola base with the following:
-dried blueberries
-dried bing cherries
-dried cranberries
-flax seeds
-hazelnuts
-coconut shreds

that sounds good.

Kristin said...

100% Organic Muesli,Dried Raspberries, Dried Apricots, Dried Plums, Organic Pepitas, Organic Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Oatbran Flakes, Caffeine Powder, and Mangosteen Powder.

Doesn't that just sound delightful?? I couldn't think of a neat-o name for mine like yours though :)

Jenn said...

Granola:

Organic Granola
Banana
Blackberry
Cherry
Sunflower Seeds
Almonds
Brazil nuts
Pepitas

Your cobbler looks BEAUTIFUL!! and be jealous, I'm going to see Harry Potter tonight!

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

Dear LORD, that is pretty!! Nice work :)

cellophanestarr said...

MixMyGranola looks so fun!

I would choose the low-fat base and add dried cranberries, apricots, cherries, blueberries, almonds, sunflower seeds and quinoa & green tea powders. :)

Kim said...

My Granola Mix:

Organic Granola
Cranberries
Dried Blackberries
Dried Bing Cherries
Goji Berries
Hemp Seeds
Walnuts
Organic Coco Shreds
Bee Pollen Powder

sweetkaroline said...

low-fat granola, dried bing cherries, dried mangos, dried plums, hemp seed, flax seeds, pistachios ,coco shreds, coconut

Anonymous said...

YAY!

Low-fat granola
Walnuts
Apricots
Goji berries
Oat bran flakes
Rice crispies
Lucuma powder

Sima

Ava said...

Mmm! I am a big fan of your blog and have also been looking longingly at the MixMyGranola site for the past few weeks.

Here's my ideal mix:

* Organic Granola

* Dried Mangos
* Dried Strawberries
* Organic Dates
* Dried Papaya

* Organic Pepitas
* Chia Seeds
* Hemp Seeds

Thanks!

T said...

Oh my goodness that cobbler looks too good to be true! Blackberries are so amazing this time of year.

Don't enter me in the contest bc my mail isn't working (don't ask... ugh.)

But I think that is a majorly cool idea for a company and everyone's mixes sound delish...

nora said...

It's too hard to pick an exact combo yet, but I would def go for the ingredients that were either more expensive to buy on your own for homemade granola, or really exotic. Like, dried strawberries, hemp + chia seeds, and amaranth!

Debbie said...

I'd load up on the dried fruits - strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Yum!

Cyn said...

My ideal granola is their organic base with Banana Slices, Dried Raspberries, Hazelnuts, Roasted Almonds and Pecans.

Also, that cobber looks so good! Yum.

Brooke said...

Looks great!

granola mix:

organic granola
banana slices
dried papaya
goji berries
dried blueberries
chia seeds
roasted almonds
and mangosteen powder!

Courtney said...

My combo would be:
Your Mix (16 oz.)

* Low-Fat Granola
* Dried Blueberries
* Organic Dried Apples
* Dried Mangos
* Dried Papaya
* Organic Dates
* Organic Flax Seeds
* Organic Cacao Powder

Yum!
Courtney

dreaminitvegan said...

Great looking cobbler!D
My mix would be:
Low Fat Granola
goji
blueberries
chia seeds
pecans
coco shreds
maca powder

oh yum!

miss v said...

i just made a fresh mulberry smoothie from our trees. i love fresh berries.

my dream granola is:
* Organic Granola
* Banana Slices
* Organic Dried Apples
* Organic Raisins
* Chia Seeds
* Roasted Almonds
* Sunflower Seeds

and i'd prolly throw in some peanut butter pretzels, but eat those first since i'm not sure they'd mix well. yummy!

Chantal said...

Hello... here is my super-charge dream granola:

Organic Granola
Dried Strawberries
Dried Plums
Organic Banana Chips
Walnuts
Chia Seeds
Amaranth Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Oatbran Flakes
Organic Acai Powder

East Village Vegan said...

Homemade cobbler. Delicious!

Natastrophe said...

I'm not entering the comp as I live in Australia, but I just wanted to say that I looove your blog! And you are sooo gorgeous!!

I only just found your blog on the net a couple of days ago and I can't get my eyes off it! I'm also writing my own cookbook and have an omni partner :)

Carrie said...

Oooh this granola website is fun! My mix would be organic granola, dried blueberries, dried blackberries, bing cherries, almonds, chia seeds, and carob powder.

Hillary said...

Ooooo!

I'm a brand-new vegan. One week TODAY!

And I would love, love love to try that!

Here's to hoping, and here's to you great blog.

~Hillary

radioactivegan said...

Well, I apparently would have organic granola with cranberries, walnuts, chia, pepitas, coconut shreds, and crystallized ginger. ooh, it sounds good enough to order ...

Steph Timms said...

I have a total granola addiction, especially when I sprinkle it on top of some Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss Vanilla icecream! I think I could eat my weight in that combo!

My Tallulah Luau mix (which would be shared with my pet rats Tallulah and Short Bus):

Organic Granola
Dried Pineapple
Dried Mango
Dried Papaya
Organic Banana Chips
Roasted Cashews
Macadamia Nuts
Organic Coco Shreds

Thanks so much for the contest!!!

Kiersten said...

I've been dying to make my own granola from that site!

My mix:
Organic granola
Dried apricots
Dried cranberries
Dates
Roasted almonds
Shredded coconut

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

LOVE the ideas at that site! My "dream" granola would simply be one I didn't have to make myself, yet had all the goodies I love in it!!

Way cool.

Ashley said...

Here's my granola mix:
* Organic Granola
* Cranberries
* Organic Banana Chips
* Roasted Almonds
* Walnuts
* Organic Flax Seeds
* Hazelnuts
* Spirulina Powder


Delicious!

sarahrahh said...

i think i would try: Organic Granola, Blueberries, Goji Berries, Dried Papaya, Chia Seeds, Macadamia Nuts, Roasted Almonds, Maca Powder, and Lucuma Powder!

caribbeanvegan said...

Mine was very simple. Orangic granola, dried strawberries and the coconut.
Do you have to ship this yourself or is it a gift certificate that u will be giving away?If it is a gift certificate enter me because I do not want u paying all that money to ship to be in the Caribbean.

Tammy said...

That was fun!!

Organic Granola
Organic Raisins
Goji Berries
Organic Dried Apples
Dried Pineapple
Dried Mangos
Organic Dates
Dried Papaya
Organic Banana Chips
Pistachios
Organic Soy Beans
Organic Flax Seeds
Sesame Sticks

Jessica said...

I felt overwhelmed! I would get
Low-Fat Granola
Cranberries
Organic Banana Chips
Pecans
Chia Seeds
Organic Quinoa

Virginia said...

soy delicious has a blueberry cheesecake flavor?!?! gah!!!

i would get the low-fat granola with strawberries and maybe some pistachios...i like to keep things simple =)

Paul B. said...

here it goes!

organic muesli
Cranberries,
Dried Blueberries,
Organic Raisins, Goji Berries,
Dried Bing Cherries,
Dried Apricots,
Organic Dates,
Dried Mangos,
Roasted Almonds,
Roasted Cashews,
Hemp Seeds,
Organic Flax Seeds,
Walnuts,
Oatbran Flakes,
Carob Powder

the official title is: fuck yeah, its muesli!

Tierney said...

What a great website! Here's my mix:

100% Organic Muesli
Goji Berries
Dried Raspberries
Dried Blueberries
Hemp Seeds
Chia Seeds
Walnuts
Organic Coco Shreds
Spirulina Powder
Organic Maca Powder

poopiebitch said...

Holy crap I just spent waaaaay too long on that site trying to decide what I would put in my granola! I also read that their organic gummy bears are VEGAN! I don't want gummy bears in my granola (ick!), but I think think that's pretty awesome.

My granola would have:

Organic Granola
Dried Blueberries
Dried Walnuts
Crystallized Ginger
Organic Coconut Shreds
Organic Quinoa Powder

Amey said...

oh man! I've been entering all the granola contests I can find, and still haven't won any yet. I usually make my own granola, but I love that site, and I love the idea of someone else making my granola for me! :)

granola
dried strawberries
dried blueberries
dried raspberries
hemp seeds
coconut
almonds
quinoa

yum!

KTBuns said...

Mmm... My Mix:

Organic Granola
Banana Slices
Dried Bing Cherries
Dried Pineapple
Organic Raisins
Roasted Almonds
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Cocoa Crisp Bites
Green Tea Powder
OrganicAcai Powder

cage said...

My granola:

granola base, dates, raisins, roasted almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, coconut - yum!

K. said...
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K. said...

Hmmmm how about a nice granola base with dried bananas, blueberries, goji berries, strawberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut shreds, cocoa bites..??? mmmmmm......

Amanda said...

WARNING: LOW FAT GRANOLA HAS HONEY IN IT.

Here is my mix:
Organic Granola
Gogi Berries
Dried Blueberries
Dried Plums
Chia Seeds
Walnuts
Crystallized ginger
Organic Maca Powder

Erin said...

Awesome giveaway! I have no idea if this would taste good, but here goes:

Organic Granola
Banana Slices
Dried Raspberries
Organic Raisins
Goji Berries
Chia Seeds
Organic Pepitas
Walnuts
Oatbran Flakes
Spirulina Powder

Jessica said...

Granola Getaways recipes will usually cost you less and be healthier than prepackaged granolas available from grocery and health food stores.

All Natural Granola