Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Pie Bars are so easy and delicious! A simple jammy maple sweetened blueberry filling is sandwiched between two layers of a buttery oatmeal crumb mixture. Yields 9 to 16 - depending on how you cut it.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Prep Time 20mins
Cook Time 25mins
Total Time 45mins
Author Laurie McNamara
FOR THE CRUMB MIXTURE:
1cupunbleached all-purpose flour
2/3cupold fashioned rolled oats
1/3cuplight brown sugar
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
3/4teaspoonpure almond extractsee notes
FOR THE FILLING:
1pintblueberriesabout 2 cups
1splashpure vanilla extract
PREPARE THE CRUMB MIXTURE:
Preheat your oven to 350° and line a 8x8 square baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, measure and add flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla and almond extract.
Press 1/2 into prepared pan and set aside.
PREPARE THE FILLING:
In a saucepan add the blueberries, water, maple syrup, cornstarch and a splash of vanilla extract.
Bring to a simmer, smash and stir as you go until thick.
Spread filling over the bottom and crumble remaing crumb mixture over top of the blueberries.
Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 25 mintues, rotate halfway through.
Let cool before running a knife around the outside of the bars and using the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan.