Berry Breakfast Bars

Start your day off right with this homemade treat

By Siobhan Brchnel August 12, 2015
These breakfast bars make a great snack for any time, not just morning! They are easy to put together. So easy, in fact, that you can even have your kids help.

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups regular rolled oats (not instant!)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cubed
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 10 oz jar berry preserves (I used Polaner Raspberry Preserves)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper, making sure there's overhang to lift the baked bars out of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Using your hands or a mixer, crumble the butter cubes into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the mixture to a small bowl and reserve.
  3. Stir egg white into remaining mixture. Gently mix in blueberries. Pat mixture into prepared baking pan, using your fingers to press it evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and spread the preserves over crust. Sprinkle the reserved mixture evenly over preserves. Bake for 30-35 minutes more or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Lift out bars on parchment, let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 12 pieces and enjoy!