Every summer my family and I go camping in Eastern Washington to Lake Chelan. It’s become a tradition to go out to breakfast to Blueberry Hills Restaurant every morning of our stay. Our favorite part about this restaurant is that it’s right on a blueberry farm. We all get our own buckets and pick the biggest and ripest blueberries we can find. With the amount of berries we bring back home, we have to bake a few desserts. These blueberry bars have become a new favorite in our family. The addition of coconut flakes and flax seed gives these bars a delicious and healthy spin.

 

 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal BarsIngredients for the bottom dough:

3 cups flour

1 cup cold butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg yolk

Pinch of salt

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars-3Ingredients for the berry layer:

1 pint blueberries

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp flour

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars-2Ingredients for the top: 

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cold butter

3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal

2 tbsp flax seed

1/2 cup sweet coconut flakes

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup brown sugar

 

Instructions:

1 . Combine together 3 cups flour, 1 cup cold butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg yolk, and a pinch of salt. This will be the dough for the bottom layer of the bars.

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2 . Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Then puncture it with a fork about 30 times.

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3 . Combine 1 pint blueberries, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour, and 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice.

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4 . Spread the berries over the dough.

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5 . In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup cold butter, 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal, 2 tbsp flax seed, 1/2 cup sweet coconut flakes, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Mix until the dough can easily be pressed together in your hands.

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6 . Evenly press the oatmeal mixture on top of the berries.

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7 . Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.  Let it cool before cutting into bars.

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Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the bottom dough:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ingredients for the berry layer:
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • Ingredients for the top:
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • ½ cup sweet coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine together 3 cups flour, 1 cup cold butter, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 egg yolk, and a pinch of salt. This will be the dough for the bottom layer of the bars.
  2. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Then puncture it with a fork about 30 times.
  3. Combine 1 pint blueberries, ⅓ cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour, and 1½ tbsp lemon juice.
  4. Spread the berries over the dough.
  5. In a bowl, combine 1½ cup flour, ½ cup cold butter, ¾ cup old fashioned oatmeal, 2 tbsp flax seed, ½ cup sweet coconut flakes, 1 tsp vanilla, and ⅓ cup brown sugar. Mix until the dough can easily be pressed together in your hands.
  6. Evenly press the oatmeal mixture on top of the berries.
  7. Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown. Let it cool before cutting into bars.