Sunday, March 1, 2015
Blueberry Breakfast Bar
For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Amanda's blog, Dancing Veggies. Oh my word! Her blog is an absolute treasure trove of vegetarian recipes. I roamed from one section of her site to another, going from recipe to recipe, in absolute glee. Quinoa Vegetable Curry, Spring Orzo, and Zucchini Rice Casserole. It all looked so good. But, I was craving something sweet (when am I not), and also happened to have berries in my freezer, so I decided to make her Blackberry Breakfast Bars. The only changes I made was to sub out the blackberries for blueberries and make a little more of the dough (cause I love a lot of crumbs on top).
The bars were so good. I made them on a day that was a little chilly, but these bars warmed me from the inside out with the soft, buttery crust and juicy, sweet blueberry filling still warm from the oven. A scoop of vanilla ice cream would be just the thing when eating these. I'd love to go back and try them with the blackberries too, or even raspberries, yum! These bars were the best.
Blueberry Breakfast Bars (slightly adapted from Dancing Veggies)
2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into cubes
2 tbsp cold water (I omitted this)
1 tsp. salt (decreased to 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups blueberries
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the flour, sugars, and salt. Cut in the butter until it is the size of small peas. Press half the dough into a parchment paper lined 9x13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool for 10 minutes.
Combine the applesauce, sugar, and flour. Stir in the blueberries. Spread the mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble the rest of the dough on top and bake for 40 min.