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Awesome Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars

 
Awesome Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars
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Beautiful blueberries filling with whole wheat crust, create this tasty bars.

Yield

16

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

 

Ingredients

For the crust:
1 ⅓ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar, light
packed
*
2 tablespoons butter
softened
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the blueberry filling:
½ cup granulated sugar replacement
*
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
freshly grated
2 cups blueberries
fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon lemon juice
powdered sugar
for dusting (optional)
*

Directions

To make crust:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-by-12-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together 1⅓ cups whole-wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Beat together brown sugar, butter, oil, egg and vanilla in another large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, making sure no lumps of brown sugar remain, about 1 minute.

Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. (The dough will be quite firm.)

Transfer two-thirds of the dough to the prepared baking dish; cover the dough with a piece of plastic wrap and use it to press the dough into the bottom of the dish in an even layer. Remove the plastic wrap.

Bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.

To make the topping:

Gradually work enough of the remaining 3 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour into the remaining dough using your fingertips, until it resembles coarse crumbs.

To make filling:

Stir together sugar, all-purpose flour and lemon zest in a small bowl.

Combine blueberries and lemon juice in a medium saucepan; cook, stirring, over medium heat until the berries begin to exude juice.

Add the sugar mixture and stir until the filling reaches a simmer and thickens.

Push down the higher outside edges of the baked crust with a wooden spoon; pour the hot filling over it and spread all the way to the sides of the dish. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top.

Bake until the topping is golden, 15 to 20 minutes longer. Transfer the baking dish to a rack and let cool, covered with a kitchen towel to soften the crumbs slightly. Cut into 16 bars.

Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar if using. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. undefined

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+4

over 8 years

These bars were excellent. We reduced the amount of sugar to half, and the bars turned out soft and delicious.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 41g (1.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9334% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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