Blackberry Crumble Bars

Lusciously sweet with an oat-rageous crust and crumble topping, these vegan bars will soon become your favorite afternoon snack.
Lusciously sweet with an oat-rageous crust and crumble topping, these vegan bars will soon become your favorite afternoon snack.
Blackberry Crumble Bars

Makes 8 bars

Ingredients:

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  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
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  • Juice of half of an orange
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  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
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  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
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  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
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  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
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  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
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  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
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  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together berries, sugar, orange juice, and cornstarch.
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  5. Bring berry mixture to a boil, stirring often to reduce until mixture is thick and the berries breakdown, about 15 minutes.
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  7. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, orange zest, baking soda, and salt.
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  9. Pour in coconut oil and mix to blend well. Reserve 3/4 cup of oat mixture for the topping.
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  11. Transfer remaining oat mixture to prepared baking dish. Press firmly in bottom to form a crust.
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  13. Spoon berry filling in an even layer over the crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat topping.
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  15. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in dish on a wire rack for 30 to 40 minutes before cutting into bars to serve warm.

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