Howdy folks, and thanks for stopping by the website! It’s almost Independence Day, and one of our favorite ways to celebrate freedom here in the United States of America is through fireworks, barbecue, and delicious desserts. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes to make for cowboys right out of our chuck wagon: Banana Split Cobbler.
Banana Split Cobbler
This cobbler is quick and easy because you mix the ingredients all together and the batter rises up over the fruit as it cooks. It’s delicious and simple – perfect for a hot summer day.
Mix the ingredients for the batter in a large mixing bowl with a whisk.
Tip: Use Mexican Vanilla for a bolder flavor.
Melt a sick of butter in a deep Dutch oven and grease the sides. Pour the batter in the Dutch oven. Sprinkle the fruit all over the batter. I use canned peaches in light syrup, fresh strawberries, and bananas. You can use just about any fruit you like except for watermelon. Just trust the cowboy on that one, y’all.
Tip: If you use fresh peaches, make sure you peel them and boil them down with some sugar.
Baking a Cobbler Outdoors in a Dutch Oven
To evenly bake in a Dutch oven, it’s important to leave room underneath for airflow. This is why we always use a metal trivet. Surround the bottom of the trivet with white hot coals, and spread some more up over the lid. We have a good video describing how to cook effectively and efficiently using hot coals here.
Tip: Never put hot coals directly under the Dutch oven!
How to Tell that the Cobbler is Finished
You can take a knife or toothpick and test the cobbler in the center to see if it’s done, but what’s the fun in that? I like to kick the trivet just a little bit with my boot and see if it jiggles inside. Once it stops jiggling, y’all can dig in.
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Banana Split Cobbler - Cowboy Kent Rollins
- 1 stick butter melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 cups milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 29 ounce can sliced peaches in light syrup
- 1 heaping cup sliced strawberries
- 2 bananas sliced into ¼ - inch rounds
- 1 cup Hershey’s Kisses
- Maraschino cherries for topping
- Ice cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a 12 inch deep Dutch oven or 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Pour in the melted butter.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Whisk in the milk and vanilla.
- Pour the batter in the Dutch oven or dish. Drain half the liquid from the peaches and scatter evenly over the batter. Evenly top with the strawberries and bananas.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, when the top is browned, evenly top the cobbler with the Hershey’s Kisses, pushing them down slightly. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the cobbler from the oven and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes. Top with ice cream and cherries. Serve warm.
- Note: A shorter cook time will create a more liquidy consistency. Increase your baking time, for a more cake-like consistency. Poking holes down in the cobbler as it cooks, will allow the cobbler to bake through a little more.