Blackberry Breakfast Bars


August 13, 2015

Healthy breakfast treat


2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries or raspberries

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup quick cooking rolled oats

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

½ cup margarine or butter melted


1For filling, in a medium saucepan combine berries, sugar, water, lemon juice and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

2Bring to a boil.

3Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or till slightly thickened, stirring frequently.

4Remove from heat.

5In a mixing bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and baking soda.

6Stir in melted margarine or butter till thoroughly combined.

7Set aside 1 cup of the oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 9x9x2-inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

8Carefully spread filling on top of baked crust.

9Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.

10Lightly press oat mixture into filling.

11Bake in the 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes more or till topping is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

12Cut into bars. Makes 18

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