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Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars recipe made healthy with whole wheat flour, oats, applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, fresh or frozen blueberries and a hint of lemon. Healthy and delicious.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Crust:

Blueberry Filling:

  • 3 cups blueberries (if using frozen thaw in hot water & drain)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or coconut palm sugar
  • 1 orange or lemon, zest of (can also add a bit of juice)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, flour, coconut palm sugar (if using maple syrup add it later with liquids), baking powder, cinnamon and salt; mix well with spatula.
  2. Add maple syrup (only if not using coconut palm sugar), egg (quickly whisked in a small bowl), coconut oil and applesauce. Mix with a spatula and with your hands more towards the end until well incorporated. Dough will be moist and should stick to one piece, not crumbly.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line square 8″ x 8″ baking dish with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, add Blueberry Filling ingredients and stir well.
  4. Place 3/4 dough in prepared baking dish, flatten with spatula and press well with your hands. Spread Blueberry Filling on top evenly and crumble remaining dough all over (make sure crumbs are small). Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.

Store: Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 days, refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

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