Blackberry Oatmeal Bars
Home Oatmeal Bars are easy to make and always a delicious dessert choice. Fresh blackberries add wonderful texture, color and flavor to this recipe.
Servings 16 -25 bars
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour regular or gluten-free*
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats regular or gluten-free*
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoons cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a 9x9 inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, toss blackberries with sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
Combine in the bowl of a standing mixer the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and pecans. Mix to fully combine. Note: a hand held mixer may also be used.
Add the softened butter and beat on low speed, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Spoon half of the oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan. Gently press mixture into bottom of the pan.
Top with the cornstarch-coated blackberries.
Sprinkle with remaining oatmeal mixture. NOTE: do not press down on the mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely before slicing into 16-25 squares.
Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.2mg