Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars recipe? Learn how to make Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 8 servings



A moist fruit filling with a crunchy topping. A half recipe adapted from eatingwell.com. whole-wheat pastry flour, baking powder , baking soda , salt , light brown sugar butter, canola oil , egg , vanilla extract , sugar , all-purpose flour , lemon zest , blueberries , lemon juice cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars


Crust:
2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (89278), plus
4 teaspoons whole-wheat pastry flour, divided
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (18369)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
110 g (1/2 cup packed) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blueberry Filling:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest (9156)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together 2/3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat together brown sugar, butter, oil, egg and vanilla in another large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, making sure no lumps of brown sugar remain, about 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. (The dough will be quite firm.)

  3. Transfer two-thirds of the dough to the prepared baking dish; cover the dough with a piece of plastic wrap and use it to press the dough into the bottom of the dish in an even layer. Remove the plastic wrap. Bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes (or less for this half recipe).

  4. To make the topping: Gradually work enough of the remaining 4 teaspoons whole-wheat pastry flour into the remaining dough using your fingertips, until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. To make filling: Stir together sugar, all-purpose flour and lemon zest in a small bowl.

  6. Combine blueberries and lemon juice in a medium saucepan; cook, stirring, over medium heat until the berries begin to exude juice. Add the sugar mixture and stir until the filling reaches a simmer and thickens.

  7. Push down the higher outside edges of the baked crust with a wooden spoon; pour the hot filling over it and spread all the way to the sides of the dish. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top. Bake until the topping is golden, about 15 to 20 minutes (or less).

  8. Transfer the baking dish to a rack and let cool, covered with a kitchen towel to soften the crumbs slightly. Cut into 8 bars. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar if desired. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Categories

Berries, Dessert, American, Bake, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 59.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
163
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.4g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Potassium
72mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
31.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
21.3g
Protein
1.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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