Blueberry Oatmeal Squares
Servings Prep Time
25squares 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
25squares 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2 1/2cups rolled oatsnot instant
  • 1 1/4cups all purpose flour
  • 1tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1cup cold buttercubed
  • 3/4cup brown sugarpacked
  • 3cups fresh Blueberriesrinsed and drained
  • 1/2cup granulated Sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla
  • 4teaspoons cornstarch
  • Cooking spray
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring blueberries, sugar and lemon juice to a boil. Lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes, or just until tender.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Add the vanilla then whisk into the blueberries and return to a boil, stirring until thickened another 1 minute or so. Remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface, then refrigerate until cooled, an hour or so.
  3. In large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar, lemon zest, salt and cinnamon. With a pastry blender or 2 dinner knives, cut in the butter until the crumbs are coarse and the size of peas.
  4. Lightly spray the baking pan with cooking spray then press in half of the crumbs. Spread evenly with the blueberry filling, then scatter the remaining oat mixture over top, pressing lightly.
  5. Bake in the centre of a 350°F oven until the crumbs are light golden, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.