Title: Blueberry Oat Bars
1 3/4 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
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1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
3/4 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c Chopped nuts
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt (optional)
3/4 c Margarine or butter; melted
2 c Fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 c Granulated sugar
3 tb Water
2 tb Cornstarch
2 ts Lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 11x7-inch
glass baking dish.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, nuts, baking soda and salt. Add margarine,
mixing until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture; press remaining mixture onto
bottom of prepared dish. Bake 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine blueberries, granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Bring
to a boil, simmer 2 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, and lemon juice; mix well.
Gradually stir into blueberry mixture; cook and stir about 30 seconds or until
Spread over partially baked base to within 1/4 inch of edge; sprinkle with
reserved oat mixture.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on wire rack; cut
into bars. Store tightly covered.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS per bar: * calories 272 * carbohydrates 37 g * protein 4 g
* fat 12 g * calcium 24 mg * sodium 150 mg * cholesterol 0 mg * dietary fiber 2
Source: "Hurry, Let's Eat!" Reprinted with permission from The Quaker