Friday, June 25, 2010

Bert's Best Blueberry Bars

Another recipe from C is for Cooking:  Recipes from the Street.  Chloe and I made these for my uncle (Chloe's "Poppy") for a belated Father's Day present.  These are YUMMY!  The only change I made was that I used 1/2 blueberries and 1/2 cranberries.  I have a soft spot for cranberries and so does my uncle, so I thought why not?

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 stick butter, softened

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats

2 cups fresh blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 13 x9 baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil with nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt until well mixed.

3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter until fluffy. Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, mix in the flour mixture until blended. Stir in the oats and blueberries.

4. Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter evenly in the pan.

5. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 min. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Lift by the foil from the pan and cut into 24 bar cookies.


  1. I need to get out and buy some flour . . . Yummy . . . I wonder how strawberries would work?

  2. I think they'd be good! Or raspberries. Or peaches. Or even chopped apples. OK I'm starting to overthink this. LOL But honestly, they were very yummy. I may have one for breakfast tomorrow. Or in five minutes. LOL