Blueberry Oat Bars



It's summer time and today I'm happy to share with you a blueberry bar that can't be resisted.  I tasted this last year at Berry Bounty Farms which is a family owned and operated berry stand, just a few kilometers down the road on Chilliwack Central.  They also love to use our MGCC recipes.
This is one stop you can't miss.  Check it out and you will be greeted by a friendly smile, a fresh glass of raspberry juice and a sample of baked goodies.

Blueberry Oat Bars
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 5 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp almond flavor
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bring blueberries and orange juice to a boil in a sauce pan.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.  
  5. Whisk in cornstarch and boil, stirring until thickened, about 1 minute.
  6. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate or cool up to 30 minutes.
  7. Beat butter and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth and fluffy. 
  8. Add almond extract.
  9. Mix in flour, baking powder and oats until mixture is crumbly.  
  10. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping.
  11. Pat remaining crumb mixture into cake pan.
  12. Spread cooled blueberry topping evenly over crust.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  14. Bake 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.  

6 comments:

  1. I add a "parchment sling" across the 13 inch side for easier removal from pan.

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    1. http://blog.kingarthurflour.com/2017/03/27/parchment-paper-sling/

      Thank you for such a helpful tip...

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  2. Could you please tell me if the orange juice in this recipe is fresh squeezed or could I use the pre-made?
    Thank you.

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    1. I used the frozen orange juice where you add water.
      Or you could use orange juice from a carton.

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  3. Could I use frozen blueberries
    thank you

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    1. I've only made it with the fresh ones. But I think once again if you can cook and bring them to a consistency that will spread over the crust crust...you should be good to go.
      Let me know how it works.

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