SERIOUSLY!! WE HAVE THE BEST NEIGHBORS!!. A couple of days ago our neighbors surprised us by bringing over a TON of fresh blueberries from their yard! I was so surprised and so happy!! As you know we post so many fruit recipes because I LOVE THEM! So, I really wanted to make something special for them to say Thank You! I wanted a combination of a breakfast/dessert bar and had a great idea. I used a combination of a dessert bar and added flax seeds and chia seeds to make it something a little different. It’s sweet, super fresh and with a little health benefit added to it! Try to use fresh blueberries because the flavor is amazing, but you could probably use raspberries, strawberries…whatever. You could have these blueberry crumb bars with coffee in the morning or as an afternoon sweet snack! Summer is almost over so get to it!!!
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 c. all purpose flour
4 T. flax seeds
2 T. chia seeds
1 c. cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 tsp. salt
zest and juice of 1 lemon
5 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. sugar
5 tsp. cornstarch
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl whisk together 1 c. sugar, 3 c. flour, baking powder, flax seeds and chia seeds. Mix in salt and lemon zest.
With a pastry cutter blend in the butter and egg until pea sized pieces. Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan.
In a separate bowl mix together 1/2 c. sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently combine with the blueberries until just coated. Pour blueberry mixture over the crust and sprinkle remaining dough mixture over the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes until top is slightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.
Serve with coffee, ice cream or whipped cream.