Blueberry-Peach Oatmeal Crumb Bars

Blueberries and peaches will ALWAYS add up to DELICIOUS in my book.

I found a recipe for blueberry crumb bars from Smitten Kitchen, but I tweaked it a bit to make it heartier with oats and more flavorful by adding pureed peaches. They came out beautiful and scrumptious. I can’t wait to make these again with different fruit combos.

Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, but the fresh components may set you back about $6.

Ingredients to fill a 9 x 13 inch baking pan:

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 sticks of COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 large RIPE peaches, skinned (if not ripe, add ¼ cup sugar to the pureed peach mixture)
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Puree the two peaches with the juice of one lemon and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Set aside.

In a medium-size bowl, add the juice of the other lemon, ¼ cup sugar, and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Fold in the blueberries and set aside as well.

In another medium-size bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle in the zest of the two lemons. Then cut in the butter and egg using a fork. Pat half of the crumbly dough into the baking pan. Then evenly spread the peach puree and top with the blueberries.

Then add the oats to the rest of the dough. Fold gently until just combined. Then crumble the dough into the baking pan.

Cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until topping is slightly brown.

I allowed it to cool completely, then refrigerated it overnight to make cutting easier.

You may be tempted to eat one fresh out of the oven, but believe me, these are best cold or at room temperature.

Published in: on August 30, 2010 at 6:51 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. […] crumb bars. I can’t say which one I like more since this one is moist and cake-like, while my past blueberry-peach crumb bar was hearty and crisp. I like both. But you should try them out for […]

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