I live with a zany lady, AKA my MIL. We call her Cussing Granny here on Chef Tess, for a good reason. She's freaky-sassy. I couldn't have asked for a more divine soul (minus the cussing) to be my mom friend. Living here has been an interesting fusion of two different generational families. Granny, for instance, irons stuff. She has "laundry days". Believe me when I say it...my husband has never looked so polished. I have a negative sense of laundry. It eludes me. I know I've mentioned folding fitted sheets before. Yet , Granny has a gift. I love walking in from a long day and seeing sweet little piles of folded socks on my bed. It may seem small to her...but to me, it speaks volumes. In fact, I'm going to stop typing right now and go hug her.
So, with Granny's diabetic needs, I thought I would try in a small way to give something back now and then. She craves goodies now and then. Let's face it, who doesn't? If you don't...don't tell me. You are a super-freak. I mean...a "very disciplined and health conscious nut case". Wait...so am I most of the time. I'm only saying, it's good for Granny to have a sweet something now and then. So here's one.
Ginger Cobbler Mix (yield 12 3/4 cup portions)
1 1/2 cups baking mix
1/2 cup sugar free sweetener like Splenda or Xylitol
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp dehydrated lemon zest
2 medium Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cut, cored, and heated 3-4 minutes in the microwave.
1/2 cup water
1 tsp sugar free caramel sauce OR molasses (per cup)
Combine the baking mix with sweetener and spices. Save in a sealed container until ready to make cobblers.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix cobbler mix with the egg and water, only until combined. It will be lumpy. In a muffin tin or in paper souffle cups, scoop 1/4 cup cobbler batter. Push two apple slices into the batter. Bake 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle each portion with a teaspoon of molasses or sugar free caramel sauce. Serve with whip cream or chopped nuts if desired.
There you go.