This smooth do-it-yourself blueberry bars recipe is bursting with candy blueberries. Serve them for a wholesome summer season dessert, and watch how rapidly they disappear.
Straightforward blueberry crumble bars
With a buttery shortbread crust, thick blueberry filling, and scrumptious crumble topping, these traditional blueberry pie bars are just about not possible to withstand.
Every time I serve them at a celebration or occasion, folks all the time ask for the recipe.
When you’re searching for a dessert to make for blueberry season, you’ll be able to’t go unsuitable with these bars. They’re hands-down the very best blueberry bar recipe I’ve ever tried.
Additionally strive these Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookies
Blueberry bar recipe substances
You’ll need flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, sweetener, butter or coconut oil, cornstarch or arrowroot, and blueberries.
Forms of flour that work embody white all objective flour, spelt flour, or oat flour. I’ve not tried entire wheat flour and don’t advocate coconut flour or almond flour.
When you want to make your individual flour with oats from scratch, merely pulse raw rolled oatmeal in a meals processor or blender. Measure the oats after mixing.
The bars may be refined sugar free in the event you use coconut sugar, date sugar, or granulated erythritol or xylitol for bars with no sugar added.
Within the filling, any impartial granulated or liquid sweetener will do, together with pure maple syrup, honey, agave, white sugar, unrefined sugar, or a stevia baking mix.
Watch the step-by-step blueberry bar recipe video, above
Contemporary or frozen blueberries
Use no matter you have got readily available, or whichever one is on sale on the grocery retailer, as a result of both contemporary blueberries or frozen fruit work.
When you select frozen berries, thaw the berries and blot away extra water or ice with paper towels earlier than starting, so the completed bars don’t end up soggy.
Or for an excellent faster and simpler choice within the recipe, canned blueberry pie filling may be substituted for the blueberries, sweetener, and thickener.
You may additionally substitute contemporary or frozen raspberries, blackberries, pitted cherries, chopped peaches, mango, or strawberries for some or the entire blueberries to vary up the flavour.
Here’s a variation with apples: Apple Crumble Bars
Lemon blueberry crumb bars
As a enjoyable taste variation, stir the zest of 1 or two lemons into the blueberry filling.
Or you’ll be able to stir the lemon zest immediately into the shortbread crust and crumble topping. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the filling.
Garnish the quaint blueberry lemon bars with thinly sliced and curled lemon peels or contemporary sliced lemons and powdered sugar if desired.
How you can make blueberry bars
Preheat your oven to 350 levels Fahrenheit. Line an eight inch sq. baking pan with parchment paper, and set the pan apart.
*For a big household or to feed a crowd, double the recipe and bake the bars in an oblong 9 by 13 inch baking pan for a similar period of time.
In a big mixing bowl, stir the flour, cinnamon, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
Utilizing a pastry cutter, a fork, or a whisk, minimize within the chilled butter, almond butter, or coconut oil. Proceed to interrupt up the dough till it varieties small, even crumbles harking back to streusel. This may also be executed in a meals processor for a fast and straightforward choice, if you want.
Press about half of the dough very firmly into the underside of the ready baking pan, utilizing a sheet of wax paper or second sheet of parchment to assist press extra firmly. (Discard this second sheet of parchment paper after use.)
In a brand new bowl, toss the contemporary or frozen thawed blueberries with the cornstarch or arrowroot and two tablespoons sweetener of alternative till evenly blended.
Unfold the blueberry combination over the dough within the pan. Then sprinkle the remaining streusel topping evenly over all the things. Press down firmly.
Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 50 minutes. The filling ought to look thick and bubbly, with a golden crust and topping.
Let the blueberry bars cool absolutely earlier than slicing, as a result of the fruit filling corporations up and continues to set because it cools.
Is the recipe vegan or gluten free?
For dairy free and vegan blueberry bars, use plant primarily based butter (or coconut oil or almond butter) and your favourite nondairy milk. There aren’t any eggs required.
The bars may also be gluten free in the event you use gluten free oat flour. Some manufacturers of gluten free all objective flour may work. Be sure you report again in the event you strive.
Whereas I’ve not but executed a keto model of the recipe, you may make incredible keto blueberry bars in the event you use blueberry yogurt in these Keto Lemon Bars.
Baking suggestions for blueberry pie bars
For cleaner slices, I like to recommend chilling the bars within the fridge earlier than chopping them. They need to slice simply as soon as chilly.
When you want to measure substances with a meals scale as a substitute of utilizing measuring cups and spoons, listed here are the quantities to make use of in grams:
200 grams flour, 2 grams cinnamon, 130 grams sugar, 150 grams butter or coconut oil, 45 grams milk of alternative or extra butter, 360 grams blueberries, 6 grams cornstarch, and 30 grams sweetener of alternative. Additionally add the salt and baking powder.
The coconut oil model shall be a bit extra crumbly. Utilizing almond butter or the low fats milk choice (as a substitute of all butter) will lead to barely gummier crumbles earlier than baking. The ultimate outcomes for every choice end up equally yummy.
My greatest baking tip is to make the recipe in keeping with the instructions the primary time. As soon as you understand how it ought to end up, you’ll be able to have enjoyable experimenting with substitutions or chopping again on sure substances.
Subsequent on my baking to-do checklist is to strive including cream cheese to the filling, turning the recipe into blueberry cheesecake bars!
The recipe was tailored from my Peach Crisp and these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars.
- 1 2/3 cup spelt, white, or oat flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup sugar (unrefined if desired)
- 3/4 cup butter, coconut oil, or almond butter
- 3 tbsp milk of alternative or extra butter
- 3 cups blueberries
- 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or sweetener of alternative
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Stir the primary 5 substances, then minimize within the butter or oil. (If utilizing oil or unsalted butter, add an extra 1/4 tsp salt.) Press about half of the dough very firmly into the underside of an 8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Or double the recipe for a 9×13 inch pan. Toss the blueberries with the cornstarch and liquid sweetener. Unfold this over the crust. Sprinkle all remaining dough evenly over all the things. Press down firmly. Bake 50 minutes. Let cool, then chill within the fridge earlier than chopping into bars.View Vitamin Info
Extra Wholesome Blueberry Desserts
Wholesome Blueberry Muffins
Or these Keto Blueberry Muffins
Vegan Blueberry Pie
Keto Blueberry Bread
Wholesome Banana Bread
Or this Protein Banana Bread
(Add a half cup of blueberries to show it into banana blueberry bread.)