Make a double batch of these Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars because your family will eat them up fast! The combination of sweet, buttery oats and homemade blueberry jam is irresistible.
You're going to love these buttery blueberry oatmeal bars because they're easy to grab in the morning, are filled with a thick layer of naturally-sweetened blueberry jam and have a sweet and salty oatmeal crumble topping! What's not to love?!
4 Words... Buttery Blueberry Oatmeal Bars!
No more stressing about what to eat for breakfast during the week! Make a batch of these jammy oatmeal berry bars and have a "bakery-style" grab and go breakfast all week! Slice up your crumble bars in advance and sink your teeth into sweet and gooey homemade jam every morning. That sounds like a good start to the day to us!
Maybe you're sick of your boring bowl of oatmeal or that dry, store bought granola bar you usually eat for breakfast. Like traditional oatmeal or granola bars, these blueberry oatmeal crumble bars call for old fashioned rolled oats that keep you full. But, these oatmeal bars are far from bland and boring!
The old fashioned rolled oat mixture features cinnamon and ground ginger to add a warming sensation, brown sugar for a hit of sweetness and melted butter for that unforgettable buttery flavor! This easy blueberry jam calls for lemon juice and pure maple syrup which makes a healthy, sweet and bright berry filling.
Tips for Making Homemade Blueberry Jam!
Simmer and Stir:
One of the best things about these buttery blueberry crumble bars is the gooey blueberry filling! To start the filling, we're going to simmer some juicy blueberries to essentially make homemade blueberry jam! You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. Now, reduce the blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir often! To complete your jam, you just need a few ingredients including lemon juice and cornstarch. Finally, simmer for about 10-15 minutes until your jam thickens up a bit.Congratulations, you've just created your own jam at home! You rock!
Cornstarch or Chia Seeds:
With the help of a little cornstarch and a spoonful of chia seeds, the blueberry filling thickens right up so you can easily spread it in-between the oatmeal crumble layers. Use more cornstarch if you're omitting the chia seeds. You could also add more chia seeds and no cornstarch if you'd like to make a chia jam instead!
Everything You'll Need
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: We only want to use rolled oats in this recipe! Old fashioned oats give these blueberry crumble bars a beautiful texture that makes them a delicious breakfast option.
- All-Purpose or Oat Flour: Flour will help bind our crumble ingredients together. We recommend using all-purpose or oat flour.
- Brown Sugar: This recipe calls for brown sugar, but you can substitute another granulated sugar or coconut sugar if you want! However, we think brown sugar is best in this recipe.
- Salted Butter: Melted salted butter gives the crumble mixture the perfect buttery taste that makes any morning better. If you only have unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon salt to balance out the sweetness in these breakfast bars.
- Cinnamon: We are cinnamon-obsessed here at Baked Abundance! Ground cinnamon adds a warming sensation to these crumble bars and makes your kitchen smell sweet and homey.
- Ground Ginger, optional: We like to add a pinch of ground ginger to make our crumble mixture extra special and warming.
- Salt: Wait more salt?! Yes! A pinch of salt takes this buttery oatmeal crumble up another notch! Sweet and salty is the perfect combination in our kitchen!
- Blueberries: Fresh, in season blueberries would be wonderful in this recipe, but frozen blueberries work just as well! We keep frozen blueberries on hand at all times so that's what we're using in this feel good breakfast recipe.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a must in these oatmeal crumble bars! The flavor of lemon will lighten up this recipe and make those juicy blueberries pop with flavor!
- Pure Maple Syrup or Honey: We like to use natural sugars like pure maple syrup and honey in our baked goods when we can! Yay for a healthy blueberry jam that's sweetened naturally and still makes taste buds happy!
- Cornstarch: A few teaspoons of cornstarch help the reduced blueberries thicken up and become a gooey spreadable jam.
- Chia Seeds: If you've got chia seeds, now's the time to use 'em! Chia seeds absorb liquid which means a nice consistency for our homemade jam! Also, chia seeds offer some health benefits and protein!
Need to make a substitution?
Don't have chia seeds?
Simply add another teaspoon of cornstarch if you don't have any chia seeds. Chia seeds expand when mixed with liquid so they do help the blueberry jam come together a bit. However, chia seeds are optional and cornstarch works great on its own.
Refined Sugar Free?
Brown sugar offers the best "bakery style" result, however coconut sugar would also work!
Fresh or Frozen Blueberries?
Both fresh and frozen blueberries will work in this recipe!
Swap the melted butter for coconut oil and this recipe instantly becomes vegan. Wooo!
Reach for gluten-free rolled oats and gluten-free flour to make this recipe fit your needs.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Maple Glazed Bacon Banana Muffins
- Healthy Blueberry Crisp for Two
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Healthy Dark Chocolate Granola
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