"Healthy Blueberry Crumble Bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are easy to make. Soft and chewy bottom, gooey, jammy center and a crispy crumble topping make these blueberry crumb bars perfect any time of day!"
- Debra Klein
Set aside 1 cup blueberries. Combine remaining 2 cups blueberries, lemon juice, pitted dates in food processor. Scrape down sides, process again. Transfer to small bowl and mix in chia seeds. Let sit to gel while preparing dough.
Rinse out the bowl of the processor and then add in oats, almond meal, flax, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Pulse to combine. Then add in orange juice , apple sauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Process. Scrape down sides and process again until well combined and smooth.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of dough and add the remaining dough into the prepared baking pan. It will be pasty and sticky. Use an offset spatula or your fingers to smooth dough into corners, pressing down for a firm fit. Wet the spatula or your hands to make this process easier.
Spread blueberry “jam” evenly over dough. Sprinkle blueberries over jam and chopped nectarines, if using. Scoop the remaining dough out onto blueberry mixture. It's OK if it's not totally covered, just be sure it's evenly spread over the surface.
For square pan, bake for 40 minutes, rectangle pan bake for 30 minutes. Crumble is done when top is lightly browned and set. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan before cutting into squares or bars.
Hi, I'm Debra. I’m a health coach and culinary instructor, dedicated to making nourishing food taste incredible and inspiring healthy choices with easy plant-based recipes. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m ready to meet you on your journey where healthy meets delicious.