Blueberry crumble bars are a delightful summer dessert. The blueberry filling is oozing with flavor underneath a buttery oat crumble. The recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Summer is in sight, which means I can start baking with my absolute favorite fruit—blueberries! These blueberry crumble bars are just what I’ve been craving.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits because not only are they filled with antioxidants (I have them every morning un my yogurt!), but they adapt beautifully in baked goods. Coat them in some sugar and lemon juice and the berries start getting real juicy.
With so much juiciness (is that a word?) going on, I had to make a nice sturdy crust to carry the berry filling. It’s comprised of flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. All the good ingredients 😉
What makes this recipe super easy is that the crust also acts as the filling. So basically you’re sandwiching the blueberry filling between two crusts, but the top one has the characteristic crumble.
The secret to a successful crust and crumble is cold butter. It holds all the other ingredients together and becomes more crumbly. If you used room temperature butter, the crust would look more like a cookie dough and that’s not what we’re going for today.
Oh but when that butter melts in the oven, magic happens. The oats get kind of toasty and and brown sugar starts smelling so good. My favorite part is when the blueberries start to burst and peek through the crumble.
If you are a fan of blueberries like I am, I highly recommend baking these blueberry crumble bars. They are absolutely delicious with a fresh of vanilla ice cream on a warm summer night.
Head on over to Spoonful of Flavor for this recipe. I contribute to Ashley’s website regularly and love to try her meal recipes!