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Blueberry Oat Bars

Blueberry Oat Bars are a delicious and nourishing way to start your day or a delightful treat for an afternoon snack.
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, oats
Servings: 20
Author: Marie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c. Old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/3 c. almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 c. fresh blueberries divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick pan spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together the oats, whole wheat flour, flax seed, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and almonds.
  • Cut butter into small chunks and, with the almond butter and milk, mix it into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or clean fingers till well-distributed throughout.
  • Measure out 1 1/2 c. of the mixture and pat it onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. You will reserve the rest for the top of the bars.
  • Pour lemon juice and 1 1/2 c. of the blueberries into a small saucepan. Crush berries with a potato masher and heat on medium to medium-high to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining blueberries (about 1/2 c.), cornstarch, and lemon zest. Spread the filling evenly onto the patted down crumbs in the baking pan.
  • Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture onto the top of the blueberry filling and press it slightly onto the filling with your fingers or a spatula.
  • Bake at 350º F for 25-30 till crust is golden and berries are heated through. Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.