Blueberry Cobbler Bars

by Jun 9th, 2010 // Desserts, Healthy, Recipes

Blueberry Cobbler Bars

Blueberry Cobbler Bars

This is my favorite time of year for fruit because there’s nothing I love more than berries. Large packs of blueberries have already started to appear at Trader Joe’s. Blueberries are great on their own, but once you start making recipes with them things get unhealthy in a flash. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry cobbler, blueberry pie, blueberry coffeecake… you get the idea. So, this morning when I opened my fridge and saw that big pack of blueberries, I immediately wanted some blueberry cobbler with ice cream! Instead I dreamed up this healthier alternative. I’m not claiming that they are fat free or super low in calories, but they are not all bad!

My kid is way into berries and was continually sneaking blueberries one-by-one when my back was turned. When I caught him in the act he told me that a friendly blue dinosaur had come into the kitchen and snacked on them! Hilarious. This particular Blueberry Cobbler Bar Recipe is going to go into our regular dessert rotation because the bars come moist yet crumbly and they aren’t too sweet. (They really hit the spot even without a giant scoop of ice cream on top.) They are also rather beautiful set out on the table. Don’t you think? Now for the recipe…

Blueberry Cobbler Bar Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup oat flour (you can make this by pulsing rolled oats into a food processor or coffee grinder until finely ground; 1 cup of oats makes 3/4 cup oat flour)
1/4 cup almond flour / meal
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 oz butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar (different from the one above)
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a square baking pan. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, flours, and baking powder. Mix in salt and apple pie spice. Use a fork to mix in the butter, oil and egg. Dough will be sticky but will not all hold together – just make sure the butter is evenly distributed and mostly mashed in. Pat a little over half of dough into the prepared pan to form the crust. Use your fingers to make sure all the spots are covered. In another bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Mix with the blueberries to coat. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer. Cook for 45 minutes or until slightly brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes about 16 squares.

Blueberry Cobbler Bars

blueberry cobbler bars

17 Comments on “Blueberry Cobbler Bars”

  1. 1.) juliabrownperry
    June 9th, 2010

    I love the friendly blue dinosaur!

  2. 2.) dawn
    June 9th, 2010

    I'm so happy to have found your blog! I've two kids, 9 and 12 and my goal for this summer is to expand their cooking repertoire beyond toast and ramen. I love your approach, the combination of veg and non-veg entrees, and your photography is great. Yay.

  3. 3.) minxo55
    June 10th, 2010

    gorgeous picture it looks like i could grab it out of my screen and eat it. i really wish i could. this nutrigrain bar is not cutting it.

  4. 4.) A Bowl Of Mush
    June 29th, 2010

    ooh these look seriously delicious!

  5. 5.) Friday Delights
    June 29th, 2010

    i love blueberries, great dessert!!!

  6. 6.) shirley
    June 29th, 2010

    can't wait to try this recipe. I love blueberries, was looking for a blueberry bar recipe.

  7. 7.) Chocolate Shavings
    June 29th, 2010

    Those look delicious – love that first shot!

  8. 8.) dot
    July 1st, 2010

    I have some blackberries in my fridge right now, I wonder if they'd work for this application… ! looks really yummy.
    Nice to have found your blog! I'll be linking to this tomorrow on Foodwhirl: http://foodwhirl.com/spotlight/spotlight-blueberr….

    dot

  9. 9.) CookingWithMyKid
    July 1st, 2010

    I'm so glad you found me. Blackberries are a bit more juicy than blueberries. What I would do is toss them in the sugar (without the cornstarch) and let them sit in it for 30 mins. Then drain off the liquid and toss them in the cornstarch. Let me know how they come out and thanks for linking to the blog!

  10. 10.) Clare@MrsMultitasker
    July 1st, 2010

    I just stumbled upon your gorgeous blog and I'm loving it! Such a great read. Just thought I should let you know that I've linked to this post too…

  11. 11.) Kevin (Closet Cookin
    July 4th, 2010

    Those blueberry bars look so good!

  12. 12.) Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    July 4th, 2010

    Those blueberry bars look so good!

  13. 13.) Sophia
    July 6th, 2010

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

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