Fresh blueberries and a little cake mix are covered in oats, cinnamon, spice, and sweetened coconut to make this Slow Cooker Blueberry Coconut Cobbler. It’s a great dessert to serve to a crowd that you can easily make ahead!
I have never made dessert in my slow cooker. I mostly use mine to cook meat that I don’t feel like dealing with. And I’m a big fan of the slow cooker tacos. But after this all bets are off. I might even turn into one of those mad kitchen scientists that tries to whip up cheesecake in the slow cooker.
Okay… probably not. But our neighbor gave us this huge bag of freshly picked blueberries, and they were just begging to be used.
I cannot even get over how easy this recipe was to throw together, or how well it turned out.
My small guy came up the stairs while the blueberry cobbler was slow cooking and the whole house smelled like a big delicious pie. There are no Glade plugins in the world that can make your house smell as good as when you’ve been slow cooking something all day, but slow cooking blueberries?! Forget it. I’m gonna bottle that deliciousness and make my millions.
So Evan says, “WHAT is that delicious smell?!,” to which I replied,”Nothing you will eat!”
He is convinced that he does not like blueberries. Annnnnd I’m not really determined to change his mind <<<<— mean mommy
I was right though – he wouldn’t eat it. But he did look longingly at that massive pile of whipped cream I added to the top. It’s really only a matter of time before he figures out his taste buds are all wrong, and I have to fight him for the blueberry desserts.
But for now — for just right now this crazy delicious slow cooker blueberry coconut cobbler is kid-plate free!
It would be so perfect for a BBQ or something where you need to make dessert ahead of time. Just scoop and serve! Of course you should add whipped cream or ice cream because cobbler is wrong without it. Oh! And before I forget — let’s talk about the cake mix. Am I the only weirdo that routinely has half a box of cake mix hanging around? I think I never actually use it to make cake is the problem. Anyway, white cake mix, yellow cake mix, vanilla cake mix — any of those will do the trick.
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup white, yellow, or vanilla cake mix, divided
- ¾ cup old fashioned oats (see note)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ cup cold butter
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of the cake mix. Add them to your slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ¾ cup cake mix, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Cut the butter into the mixture until coarse crumbs form (I use a box grater to cut in the butter and then mix with my fingers).
- Cover the blueberries with the crumbly mixture. Sprinkle the coconut over the top.
- Cover and cook on high for 2½ hours.
- Serve warm with whipped cream and/or ice cream
So much good stuff going on here.