Banana Cobbler

Banana Cobbler adapted from Southern LivingSince moving to Florida last year, I have been on a quest to acquire every Southern Living annual that I can get my hot little hands on.   I have found them all over the place from an abandoned garage to library sales to thrift stores.  I keep a little notebook in my purse with the years that I own so I don’t accidentally buy a duplicate.  I haven’t read my way through all the books.   A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to just start cooking my way through them.  I actually started with the most recent one, 2010.  It was a very good year.

Banana CobblerI was particularly intrigued by the Banana Bread Cobbler.  I am always looking for new and different ways to use bananas.  Muffins, cake, pie yes, but cobbler?  It conjured mental images of a slimy filling topped with biscuits.  After reading through the recipe, I realized it was remarkably similar to my mother-in-law’s fruit cocktail cake.

Banana CobblerThe interesting thing about this recipe was that as the dessert bakes, the fruit and topping get wrapped into the cake like a tunnel of love.  As I dished up seconds for my kids, they kept saying, “Make sure to get lots of that oatmeal stuff in my bowl!”

Banana Cobbler
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 bananas
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and milk until smooth.
  2. Add the melted butter.
  3. Spread the batter into a greased 11X7 pan.
  4. Slice bananas evenly over batter.
  5. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle over bananas.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until filling bubbles.
  8. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

 

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