Snack: Blueberry Oat Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup oats (not instant)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar, white or brown
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter or non-hydrogenated margarine, melted

Filling

  • 3 ½ cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon/lime or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon/lime zest (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch or flour

Directions for Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish or cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the butter/margarine until all the oats are coated.
  4. Press half of the oat mixture into the pan.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the blueberry filling, and spread on top of the oat base in the baking dish.
  6. Top evenly with the leftover oat mixture.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes if using fresh blueberries, or 60 minutes is using frozen blueberries.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve with yogurt.

What could be better than tart blueberries and crunchy oats? This no-stress recipe is easy to whip up anytime someone is coming over for tea or anytime really.

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