More Desserts: Nutritiously Delicious!


More nutritious desserts that won’t kill you! I wish I had pictures, but alas, you will just have to take my word for it, these are good! Don’t you love the thought of making good wholesome desserts? I sure do…that is why I am always experimenting with recipes and tweaking them to make them healthy!

Berry Cobbler

Take advantage of all those wonderful antioxidants in berries with this simple dessert!


1 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups rapadura
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cubes butter (soft) – half and half w/coconut oil, if desired


8-9 cups berries, frozen (I combine blackberries & raspberries)
2 Tbls lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup whole wheat flour

If you use your berries frozen, defrost only partially. If fresh, add a lot more flour to the filling to give it weight, otherwise it will be very runny. Combine all filling ingredients and place in a 13×9 greased pan (use coconut oil!). Combine topping ingredients and layer over the berries. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Let sit for 1 hour so it solidifies.

Baked Custard

I recently tried this recipe from Nourishing Traditions and I was pleasantly surprised! A great way to use extra milk. I used all milk. Very similar to creme burlee.

1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup honey or Rapadura
5 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract

Warm milk and cream gently over a low flame. Meanwhile, beat Rapadura or honey with egg yolks. Slowly add milk and cream mixture to eggs, beating constantly. Blend in vanilla and pour into individual custard cups (or whatever you have!). Place in a pan of hot water and bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the custard comes out clean. Chill well.

Serves 5-6.

My real life friend, Kimi, shared a recipe for Hearty Quinoa Cookies. She just started a sweet new blog on cooking nutritiously with recipes! I can’t wait to try it!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

19 Responses to More Desserts: Nutritiously Delicious!

  1. LO September 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Has anyone ever tried apples instead of berries? Would it work?

  2. LO September 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Has anyone ever used apples instead of berries? Would it work??

    • Lindsay September 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm #


  3. nora June 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    I’ve tried this (baked custard) a few times, w/ great results! Yet, last time I tried 100% coconut milk, and it was amazing! Turned out very rich, and full of coconut fat, we ate it w/ our breakfast.
    Thanks for all your great recipes, hubby and I love all that we’ve tried!

  4. Krissi February 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    TJ’s now have their blueberries back in season. Hooray!! I’m making this for dessert tonight. I can’t wait! Thank you for the yummy and nutritous recipe!

  5. Lorraine August 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    You said if you don’t have custard cups you can use whatever you have. Any suggestions?

    • Lindsay August 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

      You could prepare it in a bread pan and then serve it after it is cooked in small dishes.

  6. Sherri May 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    I really want to try the Berry Cobbler but could someone please tell me how much a cube of butter is. Thanks

    • Lindsay May 14, 2009 at 6:25 am #

      A cube of butter is usually 1/2 cup. This recipe is really adjustable though. I usually only add maybe 1/4 cup – 1/3 cup of butter. You can also use coconut oil or half and half of oil and butter. Enjoy!

  7. Andrea January 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Yum. We had the custard for dinner tonight. What a treat! Now, what do I do with five egg whites?

    • Lindsay January 30, 2009 at 9:24 am #

      Throw them in a smoothie! ;) Or just add them to a batch of scrambled eggs. That is what we do over here!

  8. lylah ledner January 30, 2008 at 12:43 am #

    I am salivating over the berry cobbler recipe. When I get back on my homefront (Saturday :-) ) I’ll have to try this one. Love the custard one too.

  9. Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home January 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm #

    I love that custard recipe! I tried it last weekend, and it was so good and easy to make!

    The cobbler sounds great. We’re very into berry crumbles and have a freezer full of berries, so I’ll have to try it soon!

  10. Amy Best January 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi Linds! Are you saying you used all milk and no cream? I have extra milk this week, and would like to make a little treat for Justin…

    • Lindsay January 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm #

      I just used the whole milk I had, which naturally had the cream that rose to the top, using that as well, and it worked great.

  11. Martha January 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    I love homemade custard! We used to make it alot when we had our own eggs and milk….it was cheap and healthy, full of protein and barely any sweetening!


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