This recipe for blueberry oatmeal bars is perfect for those harried days when you want to bake a dessert that’s super delicious but doesn’t require a lot of prep time.
It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t require a stand mixer. Making it by hand takes but a few minutes, or hardly any time at all if you use a food processor.
Blueberry oatmeal bars are so luscious I would be hard pressed to decide if they’re better than blueberry pie.
To prepare blueberry oatmeal bars, basically just first whisk the dry ingredients together, cut in the butter, mix in the egg yolks, followed by the cold water. Press about ¾ of the dough onto a baking dish reserving the rest for the topping. Arrange the blueberries in a single layer then sprinkle the rest of the dough in clumps between the blueberries. Bake at 375°F for 30 – 35 minutes or until it’s golden brown. The fragrance at this point will be so sweet and inviting. Let it cool, then slice into bars. Check out recipe box below for details.
You can bake blueberry oatmeal bars in a 9”x13” pyrex baking dish. I’ve also made them using an 8”x11” dish. Any similar size rectangular dish will work, but I tend to lean more towards the 8”x11”.
I used ¾ cup of sugar in this recipe, but this can be increased up to one cup if preferred.
Sweet and supremely fragrant with a touch of cinnamon, blueberry oatmeal bars will be one of your go-to recipes if you want a quick and delicious treat.
Give this recipe for blueberry oatmeal bars a try and you’re bound to make them again.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (284 g)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (96 g)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar (153 g)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (5 g)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt (3 g)
- 1 cup butter (236 g)
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon cold water (15 g)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (137 g)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray with non-stick baking spray either a 9” x 13” or 8” x 11” or any similar size rectangular baking dish.
Whisk together flour, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. If using a food processor, just give the dry ingredients a few quick pulses to blend.
Slice the butter in cubes. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or two knives. If using a food processor just pulse until butter is distributed all throughout. Mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
Mix in egg yolks using a spatula until well blended. Pulse if using a food processor.
Stir in cold water (or pulse if using a food processor). Dough will still look crumbly, but if you take a handful and clench it in your hand, it should stick.
Press the dough onto the baking dish reserving about ¼ or 1/3 for the crumb topping.
Spread a single even layer of blueberries on the dough.
Scatter the remaining dough in clumps filling in the gaps between the blueberries.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing into bars. Store in an airtight container either chilled or at room temperature; I prefer them cold out of the fridge.
Granulated sugar can be increased to 1 cup, if preferred.
Blueberry Oatmeal Bars