Blueberry Crumble Bars

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This Blueberry Crumble Bars recipe is healthy due to the quick oats added to it. It makes for a perfect breakfast option and one of the nutritious snacks for kids in their lunch box. You can serve these bars with a dollop of Greek yogurt for breakfast, and everyone's going to love them. You’ll never be able to believe how soft, chewy and crumbly these bars turn out. They look gorgeous and juicy with all the blueberry pulp that cooks in the oven and soaks into the oats. The fresh blueberries and lemon juice give these bars a refreshing twist. Making a fresh fruit dessert is always a good idea because you can sneak in all the nutrients in blueberries into this dessert. Healthy dessert recipes always do the trick of gratifying your sweet tooth without packing on all the extra calories. This bars recipe is not exactly like your typical dessert with too many high-calorie ingredients. It has some amount of nutrition to it like oats, fresh blueberries, lemon juice, etc. Yes, it is very much possible to make nutritious snacks using ingredients that are not ridiculously pricey or fancy. It's always worth putting in your precious efforts when the ingredients not a long list of complicated items.

The nutrients in blueberries mainly come from high dietary fiber and iron. Blueberries are also very high in Vitamin B6 and C and practically cholesterol and fat-free. They are low in sodium which is again another great reason to make healthy dessert recipes.

Although it’s easier to make this recipe in the summer because of how cheap fresh blueberries can be, you can use frozen blueberries in the off season and still enjoy these bars all year round. If you wish to make them gluten-free, you can substitute the regular oats with gluten-free oats and add any gluten-free flour in the place of all-purpose flour. In the place of cornstarch, you can use arrowroot or tapioca flour as a healthy option. You can also substitute the sugar with either honey or maple syrup. You can use as many fruits as you want that are in season to make this recipe flavorsome. Seasonal fruits are easy on your budget as well. For that extra deliciousness, add toasted nuts like pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews are all fabulous options. You can also add healthy seeds like sunflower, hemp, flax, pumpkin seeds, etc. Try adding raisins, cranberries or Goji berries in this oat bars recipe. You can also add spice powders like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Add a dash of cocoa, dark chocolate bits or cacao nibs into these bars for added flavors.

Thank you to Shelly at the Cookies & Cups food blog for sharing this Blueberry Crumble Bars recipe with us. Check out her website for more ideas on nutritious snacks. This blueberry bars recipe tastes wonderfully comforting even though it is made from healthy ingredients. You see, after all eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. Enjoy these bars!

Nutrition Facts of Blueberry Crumble Bars From Cookies & Cups
Ingredients: All purpose flour, old fashioned oats, light brown sugar, kosher salt, buter, granulated sugar, blueberries, lemon juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 191, Calories from Fat 185, Total Fat 20.5g 32%, Saturated Fat 13.0g 65%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 146mg 6%, Potassium 8mg 0%, Carbohydrates 2.5g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 0.1g, Protein 0.2gVitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 0%

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