Blueberry almond bars

Blueberry almond bars – Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.
Blueberry almond bars from Roxanashomebaking.com  Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.I’m a bad, bad organizer. I’m always doing everything the last-minute, and by that I mean editing photos and writing my post. Last night, after I finally put Tiffany to bed I sat down to edit the photos and maybe, maybe write a few ideas on how this post should be.

But since planning and me are not exactly in good terms all went out of the window when I realized I have written Blueberry Oatmeal Bars on all the photos. I’ve been on an oatmeal kick lately, already shared with you therecipes for  dulce de leche oatmeal bars, hazelnut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and have an oatmeal cheesecake bites recipe coming soon.

With no oats in these delicious blueberry almond bars, there was just one thing left to do, either cross oatmeal of the photos or start the edit process again. I picked the latter.

Blueberry almond bars from Roxanashomebaking.com  Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.

Messing up with the photos was not the only story behind these blueberry almond bars. I’ve baked them last minute, just before our trip to Disney, Orlando few weeks ago. Why last minute? Well because I promised Lauren, this month’s leftover match, I bring the bars personally instead of mailing them.

And since we’re talking leftovers, Lauren indeed received our leftovers. During our 15 hours drive from Virginia to Florida we kept munching on them. I sort of wanted to hide and pretend I forgot to bring the bars when I met Lauren just so I can eat the rest of them.

Blueberry almond bars from Roxanashomebaking.com  Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.

 

The bars start with a mixture of brown sugar, butter, flour and almonds, blend together in the food processor and baked for 30 minutes. The half baked crust is then topped with 3 cups of thawed and drained blueberries and grated lemon zest and a handful of crumbles. Bake until golden brown and leave to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, cut into bars, top with a big scoop of ice-cream and dig in!

These nutty bars with plum juicy blueberries and just a hint of lemon to bring out the sweetness and the flavor make these bars the perfect snack or after dinner treat. They are so easy to make, it takes less than 1o minutes to put everything together. They are great for taking to picnics, beach parties, potlucks and, in all honestly, you don’t need a solid reason to make them. Just do it!

Blueberry almond bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: one 11X7 baking pan

Blueberry almond bars

Blueberry almond bars – Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240 grams) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (260 grams) whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (226 grams) butter
  • 3 cups unsweetened thawed and drained blueberries (fresh can be used also) mixed with grated zest from 2 lemons

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 11X7" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor add the flour, almonds, butter and sugar and pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Reserve 1 packed cup of the almond mixture.
  4. The remaining almond mixture press it evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Take the pan out, without turning off the oven, top with the blueberries and crumble the reserved almond mixture.
  6. Return the pan to the oven and bake for for further 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.
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Blueberry almond bars from Roxanashomebaking.com  Buttery cookie almond base topped with a layer of sweet and juicy blueberries and crumbled topping. A great way to enjoy both fruit and nuts in one bite.

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Comments

  1. says

    Fabulous blueberry bars recipe, Roxy! I just adore almond with blueberries, cherries or strawberries. The best part of this recipe is that they can easily be made any time of year with frozen blueberries. Perfect summer picnic fare! xo

  2. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says

    I seriously understand about the organization. I am editing a post with one eye closed. There just is never enough time in the day!! These look lovely! I now know what to do with my blueberries in the freezer!

  3. donna giblin says

    These are in the oven as we speak, along with creamsicle cookies, for my Family Reunion tomorrow. Cannot wait to taste these!!!

  4. says

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one! I feel like I’m always doing everything last minute. I’ve been trying to get away from it but it’s so hard. Your bars look gorgeous. I absolutely love bars like these!

  5. says

    Roxana, this is a testament to just how good YOU are. I was baking these with my little kiddos (both three years old), they were enjoying helping measure the ingredients and then pouring it into the food processor. After we took it OUT of the oven, I thought. Hmmmm, that’s odd we didn’t put any sugar in the crust/crumble. Quick looked at the recipe, sure enough we forgot to add the brown sugar. Slap forehead. I sneak a little bit of the crumble, it’s very healthy tasting but still yummy. Of course, we’ll be baking this again with the sugar next time.

    I used 1/2 white flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of all white flour, we also added a mixture of 1/2 cup of white sugar with 3 tsp of cornstarch to the berries. I need to bake this again. Although, I’ll need to finish eating this one first- poor me ;-) Thank you again Roxana for another yummy recipe.

  6. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says

    Love me some juicy blueberries and that buttery almond crust looks delightful!! I think I might love these bars!! :)

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