Einkorn Blueberry Oat Bars
 
 
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Cuisine: Dessert
Ingredients
  • For the filling:
  • 4 cups of frozen blueberries (You can start this with them fully frozen, but if you want to thaw ahead of time, keep all the juice that they will release to use in the recipe.)
  • 8 ounces of pitted dates, roughly chopped (Buy whole pitted dates, and then roughly chop them yourself. Don't get the type rolled in coconut or pre-chopped, as the additional ingredients in those types will affect the recipe.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the bars:
  • 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups of einkorn wheat flour + 2 tsp arrowroot powder (Arrowroot helps the einkorn to bind together and not be too crumbly. If using whole wheat flour, just eliminate the arrowroot, and use 2 cups of whole wheat flour).
  • 1½ cups coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup of coconut oil, gently melted
Instructions
  1. Put the blueberries and chopped dates into a medium saucepan and stir over medium low to low heat. As they thaw the blueberries will release all the liquid needed for the blueberries and dates to cook down into a thick paste.
  2. Continue stirring the blueberries and dates until the fruits have broken down and come together and all liquid seems to be gone, leaving a thick fruit spread.
  3. Set fruit spread aside to cool.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Measure out the coconut oil and set it to melt on the lowest setting possible on your stovetop while you're mixing the dry ingredients.
  6. Use a little bit of coconut oil to lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan. Oh, and you'll probably get some coconut oil on your hands...go with it and rub it in! FREE moisturizer!
  7. In a large bowl mix all of the dry ingredients thoroughly.
  8. Once the coconut oil is melted, add to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is completely combined.
  9. Press half of the dry mixture into the greased 13x9 pan and pre-bake in your 350 degree oven for just 8 minutes.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and then spread the fruit mixture evenly over the bottom crust.
  11. Evenly pat the remaining crust mixture over the fruit spread and gently pat down.
  12. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 22-32 minutes (start checking for firmness at 22 minutes and pull the pan when the top seems set).
  13. Place the pan on a rack to cool completely before cutting and serving.
  14. Sit back and enjoy and then wait for your four year old to steal some when you're not looking (if that applies to your house)!
Recipe by The Essential Family at https://www.theessentialfamily.com/einkorn-blueberry-oat-bars/