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Blueberry Bars

These Blueberry Bars, made with fresh blueberries, are the perfect summer treat.. They have a chewy texture and are flavored with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 13x9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add egg and scatter butter across the top. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  • Press half of flour mixture into prepared pan.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cornstarch. Stir in blueberries and lemon juice.
  • Spoon blueberry mixture over prepared crust.
  • Crumble remaining flour mixture on top of blueberries.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.