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Blackberry Oatmeal Bars

Healthy and yummy berry bars

 1/2 cup flour
 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
 2/3 cup brown sugar
 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1/8 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
 2-1/2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
 3 Tbsp. sugar
 4-1/2 Tbsp. orange juice
 2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt, optional
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2

Spray 10-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

3

Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and baking soda in a medium bowl and mix well.

4

Stir in yogurt just until combined.

5

Set aside 1 cup of flour mixture.

6

Press remaining mixture into bottom of baking dish.

7

Bake 20-25 minutes.

8

While crust is baking, prepare filling.

9

Combine blackberries, sugar, orange juice and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat.

10

Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.

11

Remove from heat.

12

Carefully spread filling over baked crust.

13

Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and press into filling.

14

Bake 20-25 minutes longer until topping is lightly browned and crisp.

15

Cool on wire rack; cut into bars

16

Serve with a dollop of fat-free vanilla yogurt sprinkled with remaining cinnamon