Oatmeal Berry bars

Oatmeal Berry bars

These berry bars are a great way to use up a bumper crop of raspberries or any other soft fruit you might have.  They are so quick and easy to make and the recipe (which is more like a no-recipe recipe) can be tailored to whatever kind of soft fruit you like just adjust the sugar levels to taste.  If you have a tart fruit like rhubarb add a bit more sugar or dial it back a bit for a sweeter fruit like strawberries.  In this example (the recipe as written) I used a mix of sweet and tart fruit – black currants, raspberries and rhubarb because thats what I had at the time and they ended up being delicious!

Oatmeal Berry Bars

October 18, 2017
: 12
: 15 min
: 40 min
: 55 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Oat mixture:
  • 1.5C Rolled oats
  • 1C Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2c slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4C butter cubed and softened
  • 1/2C brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • Berry mixture:
  • 2C mixed berries/soft fruit (I used black currants, raspberries, rhubarb and red currants. Use whatever soft fruit or berry you like just adjust the sugar amount based on the level of tartness)
  • 1/2C Organic Sugar
  • 2T Cornstarch
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat your oven to 350f
  • Step 2 Combine all ingredients for the oat mixture in a large bowl.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl toss fruit sugar and corn starch.
  • Step 4 To form the bars gently press (careful not to over pack) 3/4 of the oat mixture into a well greased baking pan, layer fruit mixture overtop, and top with the rest of the oat mixture.
  • Step 5 Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is golden and fruit mixture is bubbly.
  • Step 6 Let cool completely before you cut it into bars.


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