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There are two seals of approval for recipes in this house.  The first is when my 6 year old tells me that I should “put it on the blog, mom” with an enthusiastic thumbs up.  The second is when my impish just-turned-four-year-old hides out in the laundry room (where I futilely try to hide things) and chows down on it.

This recipe got BOTH sets of approval, plus the “make it again” from my husband who generally thinks attempting to “healthify” treats is a waste of time.

So here it is, on the blog, and I think you’ll like it, too!

Blueberry Oat Bars Recipe

So, what is this einkorn stuff?

I’ve been experimenting with einkorn flour for the last year in many recipes, and I have found that I get the best results with it in baked goods and quick breads.  Einkorn wheat is a form of ancient wheat that is much lower in gluten than modern wheat, and is the only form of wheat that has never been hybridized.

Einkorn baked goods seem to sit really well with us, and we don’t get the “stuffed” feeling that we usually get with whole wheat baking.  I’m looking forward to getting to developing more and more recipes with einkorn, and the ones that turn out, I’ll share with you!

Tasty enough for dessert, nutritious enough for breakfast!

These Einkorn Blueberry Oat Bars are sweet enough for a dessert, but are high enough in good nutrition that I’d serve a small amount with some protein on the side for breakfast.

You can also substitute whole wheat flour for the einkorn if you like, you’ll still get a great result!  So let’s talk shop!

Want to skip the instructions and pretty pictures and just print the recipe?  Click HERE!

What do you need?

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).
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of coconut oil, gently melted

How to make Einkorn Blueberry Oat Bars:

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.blueberry oat bar recipe
  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 and mix in the vanilla.
  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 13×9 baking pan. Oh, and you’ll probably get some coconut oil on your hands…go with it and rub it in! FREE moisturizer!blueberry oat bars
  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 13×9 pan and pre-bake in your 350 degree oven for just 8 minutes. blueberry oat bars
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and then spread the fruit mixture evenly over the bottom crust.blueberry oat bars
  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.

    einkorn blueberry oat bars

    Mmmmmm……tasty!

  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)!

Want to print this recipe?  Go ahead!

Einkorn Blueberry Oat Bars
 
Author:
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)!

Tell me, have you ever tried einkorn before?

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