The blueberries in my backyard are still in full force, but there has been a recent battle with the crows on who gets to consume them. So while the creepy crows were away, I snuck in to pick some. Side note: Did you know crows possess a human facial recognition ability?…creepy.
I decided I wanted to go the route of a blueberry oat bar, because I figured you can’t really go wrong with that combo. I also wanted a little zing to these so I added in some lemon for a pop.
Blueberry & Lemon Oat Bars
1½ cups all purpose flour
1¾ cups rolled oats
¾ cups packed brown sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
¾ butter – cold and sliced
3 cups blueberries
2 tbsp cornstarch
½ cup granulated sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375º. In a bowl mix flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter and mix till crumbly. Set aside 2 cups of mixture for topping. Take remainder and press into a greased 9×13 pan.
2. In a saucepan, stir in blueberries, juice of the lemon, cornstarch, and granulated sugar. Bring to a boil and then simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly. Spread blueberry mixture over the crust in pan. Then sprinkle remaining crumble mixture over top and lightly press into blueberry layer.
3. Bake 25-30 mins or until golden brown. Let them cool in pan before cutting into.
Makes about 24
Calories 130 Fat 6g Carbs 18g Protein 1.5g