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Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

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9 2 inch squares Easy
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Ingredients (11)

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries (Chilean are available in winter)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick sweet butter, melted

Great for kids and great to make with kids.Children can easily pile the fresh blueberries, crunchy oats and other ingredients into measuring cups. Just be sure to have extra blueberries for nibbling while you and the kids get cooking.

Instructions

  1. 1Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper
  2. 2Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. 3For filling:
    In a medium saucepan stir together all filling ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring often to reduce until mixture is thick and the berries breakdown, about 15 minutes. While filling is cooking make the crust.
  4. 4For crust and crumble:
    In a medium bowl mix together the first 6 ingredients. Add melted butter to blend well. Reserve 3/4 cup for topping. Transfer remaining mixture to baking pan. Press firmly in bottom to form a crust. Spoon filling in an even layer. Sprinkle
    with remaining topping. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool before cutting.
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