I love blueberries. I don’t know why I have such a love for blueberries, I just do. So I’m always looking for new ways to use them. Of course there’s the typical blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, blueberry bread. But sometimes you just want something different.
Enter Blueberry Oat Crumble Bars.
These are so yummy and a great snack for the middle of the afternoon. A nice and fruity pick-me-up.
Recipe from: How Sweet It Is
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour- You can use all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter + 2 tablespoons
1 cup blueberries- I always add more. About a cup and a half of blueberries
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt and mix until combined. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add it, along with the vanilla, to the oat mixture. Stir until moistened. This may take a minute or two! Fold in the blueberries – it’s okay if they pop a little bit.
Butter and flour an 8×8 baking pan*. Press batter into the pan. Melt remaining butter and drizzle it over the bars. Bake for 20 minutes, the let cool completely – this can take up to 45 minutes! Cut and serve. Can be kept in the fridge or at room temperature in a sealed container.
*I like thinner bars so I use a 9×13 pan and cook for about 13 minutes or so. And mine hardly ever stay together but they still taste delicious!