dreamy desserts: blueberry oatmeal crumble bars by oh lordy!

“blueberry kisses forever… “
– lady gaga
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today’s very special guest blogger is a sweet friend of mine from the weddingbee world, lauren from oh lordy!. she is, i kid you not, one of the most impressive d.i.y darlings i’ve ever met. her blog is filled to the brim with her lovely projects and mouth watering recipes…and i just had to have her stop by and share some of this goodness with all of you. 
have fun!


hi everbody!


my name is lauren, aka mrs. elephant over on weddingbee, where i caught the blogging bug when i documented our wedding journey.  now i’m blogging about married life, travel, cooking and our future house search over at oh lordy!.  i’ve always felt a connection with sylvie since we’re a part of the same bee generation and i’m so excited to guest post for her now about these heavenly blueberry oatmeal crumble bars. are you ready?

i have to thank foodgawker for providing the inspiration to break out my food processor for the first time.  i think these blueberry oatmeal crumble bars included the largest number of new ingredients to buy, i almost felt like a legit dessert baker.


 :: ingredients ::




– 3 cups fresh blueberries
– 1 tbs of lemon juice
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 tbs of corn starch
{crumble crust}


– 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 3/4 cups butter, soft & cut into 7 – 9 pieces
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
{right off the bat, i might have messed up this recipe.  for some reason when transcribing to my note pad i left off the salt and had 1/2 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1/4.  note to self: always double check!  also it would probably help if you know how to convert pints into cups before you go shopping.  i tried to guesstimate, but didn’t want to have too few so i purchased 3 pints.  i only used 1 and a half.  guess that means i’ll be making these again in the near future!}
anyways, onto the baking!



:: directions ::
preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


combine the berries and lemon juice in a medium saucepan, cook over medium heat stirring often.


continue to stir until soft and tender (about 8-10 mins).


add in the sugar and cornstarch, bring to a boil cooking 1-2 mins until thick.


set aside.



for the crumble crust it suggests that you combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse in 1 second intervals until coarse crumbs.


{holy moly, i had major issues with this.  all of my issues stemmed from the size of my food processor attachment, i think it was too small.  we received the cuisinart powerblend duet blender and food processor for the wedding and the attachment is a little on the small side.  i was a little frustrated that there was too much to put into the food processor at once.  i mixed what I could, and then added in the rest.  it wasn’t perfect but hey, it worked!}
set aside 1 1/2 cups of crumble for your topping, pressing the rest into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.


use a spoon to drop the berries and a spatula to spread the mix.
squeeze the clumps of the topping through your fingers, sprinkling over the filling.

bake for 30-35 mins, until golden brown.


let it cool before slicing it to serve.


and when i tested this batch of blueberry bars, oh my heaven, they turned out so soft, fruity and delicious!  i’m almost tempted to make it without salt again.  do you think that 1/2 tsp would make a big difference?

now i’d love to hear from all of you – are you a fan of fruit desserts?  if so, what’s your favorite?

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  1. they sound so good! You always share recipes that sound amazing and make me want to cook more!

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  2. sylvie wrote:

    ditto ~ there has never been a lemon bar or slice of apple pie that i could resist. do you have a special recipe that you make for your sweetie?

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  3. Lena Leson wrote:

    Yum, yum, YUM-how delicious! I always go crazy for lemon bars and apple pies!

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    Yum, this sounds so good! Fruity desserts are my favorite!

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  5. Cara @ Lilac and Grey wrote:
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