Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars
These Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars make a delicious breakfast with health oats and a gluten-free crumble, but you can serve them for dessert too.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup applesauce , unsweetened
- ⅓ cup agave nectar (or maple syrup/honey)
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ½ cup plant-based milk
- teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Heat your oven to 350F. Spray a square baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
Place blueberries in a saucepan. Add the water and agar flakes to the blueberry mixture and stir to combine. Bring this to a boil over medium high heat. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Pour the lemon juice and agave in the blueberries. Stir to combine. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
Combine the oats, almond meal, flax meal, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Scoot the ingredients to one side of the bowl. In the other half of the bowl combine the applesauce, agave nectar, almond butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Then stir the wet and dry ingredients together. Add a tablespoon or two of water if necessary.
Take 3/4 of that oats mixture and press evenly across the bottom of your prepared pan. Set the rest of the batter aside.
Place the crust in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove crust from the oven. Check the blueberry filling. It should have thickened by now. Spread it over the baked crust.
Place dollops of the remaining crust batter distributed equally over the blueberry filling. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, until the top crust turns golden brown.
Remove from oven and set aside to cool before refrigerating to allow the filling to set completely.
Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1.6% | Vitamin C: 7.4% | Calcium: 12% | Iron: 12%