It’s blueberry season and this recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Bars is the perfect snack or great for breakfast on the run.
Blueberries are one of our favorite berries. They are high in antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Some studies show they help to lower blood pressure and help prevent heart disease. And the best part? They are delicious! The health benefits are an added bonus.
This is such a simple recipe to make. Even the kids will enjoy helping you.
Line an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray. You could also use parchment paper if you prefer.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add the melted butter and vanilla extract. Combine thoroughly until the mixture is lumpy. Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture and set aside. Add the remaining flour mixture to your prepared pan and press to form a crust.
In another medium bowl, add the blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and corn starch. Gently stir to coat the blueberries.
Pour the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust.
Sprinkle the remaining flour mixture over the blueberries.
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 40-45 minutes until the blueberry filling is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
Place on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting. Use the foil to lift the bars from the pan. Slice into 9 equal bars.
Serve these delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Bars, top with whipped cream, ice cream, or nothing at all. They are delicious any way you want them.
BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal not instant or quick-cooking
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
- zest of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 2 cups fresh blueberries frozen may be substituted
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, and salt.
- Melt the butter and pour over the oatmeal mixture.
- Add the vanilla extract and stir until everything is well combined and lumpy.
- Remove 3/4 cup of the oatmeal mixture and set aside.
- Press the remaining oatmeal mixture into an 8x8 baking pan that has been lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, add the blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, zest, and corn starch.
- Stir gently to coat all the blueberries.
- Pour over the prepared crust.
- Sprinkle the remaining oatmeal mixture evenly over the top of the blueberries.
- Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and the topping is browned.
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