Monday, July 4, 2016

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Cobbler meets granola bar in this fantastic oatmeal breakfast alternative.
I altered the sugar content significantly to make this a bit more morning friendly rather than "treat worthy", and we don't miss it at all!  The berries are plenty sweet and this satisfies even my pickiest oat eaters.
You can dive in fresh out of the oven, and your bowl of breakfast will literally look like berry cobbler, or you can wait for them to cool and cut into bars; perfect for snacks or breakfast on the go.  We love these.
The original recipe calls for frozen berries, coating them in cornstarch to keep the juices down.
However, it is significantly better using fresh, so that is what the recipe below indicates.  If all you have is frozen, simply add 1 Tbsp. cornstarch to the frozen berry mixture before adding to the pan.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Recipe modified from Delightful E Made

2 1/4 c. Quick Oats
2 1/4 c. flour (we use whole wheat)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
4 c. mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt, mixing until combined.
Melt butter and pour over ingredients, stirring until combined and crumbly.
Pour 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture into a greased 9x13" baking pan, pressing down to form a crust.
Arrange berries over crust.
Evenly sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture over berries, breaking up with fingers as you do.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately for cobbler style, or let cool before cutting into long bars.
Refrigerate leftovers.

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