Thursday, May 20, 2010

ALMOST Starbucks Blueberry Oat Bars

Oh look, another recipe! I loooooooove these. Thank you to Kitty for passing along the recipe. These are so so good and really easy...and oats...blueberries....I'm sure they are really good for you, right? ;) Oh come on, just make them. We all need something sweet in our lives! And I'm sure these would be fantastic with any other berry...I'm going to try blackberries. And raspberries. Or a mix of all of them!


1 3/4 cup oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter; melted
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 11x7-inch baking pan. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, nuts, baking soda and salt. Add butter, mixing until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared dish. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine blueberries, granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer 2 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, and lemon juice; mix well. Gradually stir into blueberry mixture; cook and stir about 30 seconds or until thickened. Spread over partially baked base to within 1/4 inch of edge; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Press topping down into blueberries slightly. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on wire rack; cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

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