One afternoon I was searching online for a fun way to use up a big basket of fresh blueberries. I came across a recipe for these bars that sounded so good that I had to give them a try. I was not dissapointed—they were perfect! Now rumor has it, that these are very similar to the Blueberry Oat Bars at Starbucks. I can’t say if it is true, since I have never had them there, but if you have let me know if you agree! One thing I do know, if you are looking for a yummy way to use some blueberries up, these are for you! Mmmm
How is your summer going so far? We are staying busy with sports camps and swim team–and I am now using the full 3 Meals a day Menu Planner . I have posted my completed weekly men planner here. Boys love their food and having a plan is so nice for the Mom, you know:)
Blueberry Crumble Bars
Submitted by Melanie
- 1 3/4 cup Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
- 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter; melted
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Heat oven to 350 F and grease an 11×7-inch baking pan
- Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, nuts, baking soda and salt
- Add butter, mixing until crumbly.
- Reserve 3/4 cup mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared dish.
- Bake 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine blueberries, granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons water in medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, simmer 2 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, and lemon juice; mix well. Gradually stir into blueberry mixture; cook and stir about 30 seconds or until thickened.
- Spread over partially baked base to within 1/4 inch of edge; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Press topping down into blueberries slightly.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack; cut into bars. Store tightly covered.
Recipe Source: Group Recipes