Hey, so remember that mulberry tree we discovered? It turns out, there are mulberry trees all over my neighborhood! On Friday, the birds got to our tree out back before I did, so there were maybe five mulberries that I could reach on there. Dangit!
Luckily, I remembered a really heavily-producing tree just a block away! My little sister, bless her heart, agreed to stop with me on the way to my house from the airport on Friday, so that we could gather the four cups of mulberries you need to make a buckle.
Our fingers were purple by the time we’d finished, but we were able to collect a serious mulberry bounty! We headed straight home to buckle down!
The recipe here is a variation on this blackberry buckle from Bless Her Heart. It came out deliciously! I’d never had a buckle before, but it’s somewhere between cake and pie. Rather than a thick crust, you make more of a pancake-type batter. The berries sink in, and the result is a delicious, marbled dessert with a buttery outside and berry-licious inside!
4c mulberries, stems removed
1 1/2T brown sugar
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2t vanilla extract
6 tbsp margarine
1 1/4c flour (we used half white, half wheat)
3/4c brown sugar
2t baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4t ground cinnamon
1c almond milk
1/2t vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients and set aside.
Place the margarine In a 2 quart baking dish and stick it in the oven to melt.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In a small bowl combine the almond milk and vanilla. Add this mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until moist.
Remove the baking dish from the oven, and pour the batter on top of the margarine. The melted margarine will peek up around the edges a bit. Layer the blackberry mix on top of the batter, then press the mulberries down into the batter a bit.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the batter has reached a beautiful golden brown.
We ate this for dessert Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, and had a bit more on Saturday evening and Sunday night! In conclusion, I am a buckle convert!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!