Healthy Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars

These easy Healthy Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars are perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert and are suitable for people who follow the Paleo diet or enjoy healthy eating.

There are so many reasons to love summer, but one of the biggest highlights for me is the abundance of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. These products can come from your own garden or from a neighbor, a local pick, or a farmer’s market. I’m really happy to find more and more locally grown foods in the fresh section of grocery chains.

Why make just a simple pie, when you can enjoy these Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal Blueberry Bread Bars that can easily be made with just a few ingredients?

Healthy Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars Recipe

Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hr 10 min
 

These Blueberry Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars are perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert and are suitable for people who follow the Paleo diet or enjoy healthy eating.

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Ingredients

For the Base & Crumble Topping

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats, or large flake oats
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg yolk

Plus:

  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar – Extra

For the Blueberry Layer

  • 2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons, freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn-starch

Instructions

  1. Turn on the oven and heat to 350F degrees.
  2. Line an 8×8 baking dish with aluminum foil and grease with a little butter.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, white sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and sea salt.
  4. Melt the butter and add it with the egg yolk, gently incorporate it.
  5. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  6. Press the rest of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  7. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the blueberry layer. Pour over the top of the basic oatmeal cookie mixture in the skillet.
  8. To the reserved oatmeal mixture, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  9. Crumble the mixture over the blueberry layer.
  10. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, until you can see the blueberries bubbling nicely and the top crumble has turned golden brown.
  11. Let cool completely to room temperature (at least 3 hours) before cutting into bars.

Notes

Don’t use quick oats or instant oats in this recipe as I discovered the hard way they don’t work.
If you end up using frozen blueberries to make this bar, you will need to add 10 to 15 minutes to the cooking time.
Bars are easier to cut when they are cold.
Cut into squares or fingers using a sharp knife.

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