Gingered loquat cobbler baked right in a mini mason jar. This easy and delicious little treat makes a great grab-n-go breakfast or a fantastic dessert when paired with some ice cream. Best bit it, baking them in mini mason jars means no serving up required as everyone will have their own individual dessert pot. This recipe is egg-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats).
Loquat Cobbler in Mini Mason Jars
If you have a loquat tree in your yard, then there is a very big chance that every year you madly google the term 'loquat recipes' looking for ideas on what to do with them.
Especially if you are like me, and hate to see good fruit go to waste.
Now in all honesty, unless you have someone out there picking and eating every single day, there will still be some that go to waste, as those trees just keep on producing!
But, if you get creative you can have some fun in the kitchen and enjoy these little gems for a while to come.
Where To Find Loquats
When the tree is in season the kids and I are out there with a big bucket pretty much everyday picking as many of these juicy loquats as possible (and the tree still always seems to stay completely full).
If you don't have a loquat tree of your own, you may have a hard time trying to find some fresh loquats. Once picked, they do not last very long, so they are a rarity at farmers' markets, although if you search hard enough they can be found! Ask around, people with a tree are usually only to happy to give some away!
Another option is to forage for them (especially if you live in California, where foraging is becoming quite popular).
A quick google search will give you lots of information on where you can forage in your city.
If foraging is not your thing, or you can't find any loquat trees near you then opt for another stone fruit, these fruits sub in perfectly:
- strawberry (I have a strawberry crumble with lime version here)
How To Serve Loquat Cobbler
Paired with some ginger and a nice simple crumble on top, baked in a mason jar, and you have the perfect little grab-and-go breakfast.
Major plus - this loquat cobbler can be baked right in the mason jar, so there is no need to transfer for individual portions.
Just whip them up and store in the fridge until needed.
Keep these options in mind for serving:
- Store in the fridge and grab in the morning, pair with a dollop of yogurt
- Pack for a picnic and enjoy cold
- Pop into the microwave and heat for a minute or two and serve with a dollop of ice cream for dessert
Once baked, these little loquat cobblers can be stored with a lid on in the fridge for about 3 days.
They also freeze well, just be sure the mason jars are not overloaded so they do not explode on freezing.
To reheat, simply pop into the microwave for a minute or two, or you can always pop into a preheated oven for about 10 minutes until heated through.
Need More Grab-N-Go Breakfast Recipes?
Have you tried a loquat? I have to admit I had never even heard of them until we bought our house, and it came with a massive one ripe with thousands of fruit right in the backyard.
I would love to hear about some of your favourite loquat recipes so be sure to leave a comment.
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Gingered Loquat Cobbler in Mini Mason Jars
- 2 cups stone fruit peeled and chopped (I used loquats)
- Juice and zest from 1 lime
- 1 inch ginger peeled and grated
- ½ cup white whole wheat flour (sub gluten-free flour if needed)
- ¾ cup rolled oats (check labels if need gluten-free)
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup coconut oil softened
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a medium sized bowl combine the stone fruit, lime juice and zest and the grated ginger and set aside
- In another medium sized bowl, combine the flour, oats, walnuts, coconut sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add in the coconut oil, and use your hands to 'massage' everything together - don't worry if there are clumps
- Fill 4oz jelly jars about ¾ of the way full with the stone fruit mixture, and then top with the crumble mixture, you should have enough for about 6 pots
- Pop into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crumble is nice and golden on top. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly before serving. If using for breakfast, allow to cool completely before popping on the lids and storing in the fridge
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This recipe has been updated from the original May 2016 version to provide more information for readers.
I'm renting a house with the curious yellow/golden fruit. It was challenging to figure out what it was, but I ended up doing a search on fruit in season in northern California and it was in that list. My first recipe was a salsa-like topping for mahi-mahi. I used loquats, allspice, cloves, salt, pepper, olive oil. Tonight, I'll try a coffee cake or upside-down cake, but will get ingredients for these so I can make them tomorrow. The tree has so much fruit - fortunately, it doesn't ripen all at the same time.
There is soo much fruit isn't there!! Mine has just started ripening now, so we have been poaching some in a honey syrup and then canning them which has turned out surprisingly delicious! I need to try them as a salsa on fish, I haven't tried them in many savory dishes - but that sounds amazing!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, hope you love the little cobblers!!
Cathy Cain says
How do you can loquats in honey syrup?
Hi Cathy, I used this recipe but obviously used loquats instead of peaches: https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/08/simple-honey-cinnamon-canned-peaches.html. Happy canning!
Suchi @elegantmeraki says
I dont know what loquat is! I googled it looks like I need to find some. Is it available in Michigan, USA.
You know what, they are a super odd fruit. You pretty much have to have one in your yard, or go foraging for some - you won't find them in the store as they pretty much need to be eaten as soon as they are picked! I know some people who have had success growing them in Michigan, but I don't think the weather is ideal. Taste wise, it is kind of like a cross between an apricot and an orange - and really juicy. If you google a foraging map, you may be able to find some locally! Good luck 🙂
I love individual servings and Mason jars do a spectacular job!
and oh buddy, you're right about having an abundance of fruit ... whenever you have a fruit tree in your yard, you'll not go hungry!
I know right! Our house has orange, loquat, nectarine, peach and lemon - so we always have something to nibble on if we don't make it to the farmers market! I had to learn how to can fruit when we bought this place - they just produce so much 🙂
lisa | Garlic + Zest says
This looks and sounds amazing, but I wish you had shown a picture of a loquat -- I don't think I've ever seen one.
I never do produce shots, so I didn't even think about it! But you are right, most people probably haven't heard of loquats, so it may be helpful to include a photo - afternoon project I think 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!
Derek @ Dad With A Pan says
LOVE loquats! This is a brilliant way to cook with them! Thanks for sharing!
Me too, they are so tasty!
Mark, Compass & Fork says
Lucky you buying a house with a loquat tree. Good on you for doing something with the fruit. The cobbler looks fabulous but I might have to substitute with other stone fruit.
Thanks Mark 🙂 Yeah most people probably aren't lucky enough to have a loquat tree handy, but other stone fruit works just as well!