If you're looking for ways to add more blueberries to your meals, try these easy blueberry-filled breakfast bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of low fat milk
  • 1 1/4 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups of frozen, unsweetened blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups of corn/rice cereal squares, coarsely crushed

Instructions

  1. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Place margarine and sugar in mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix at low speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  5. Add milk, flour mixture and oats; beat until blended, scraping down sides of the bowl as necessary.
  6. Stir in blueberries (batter will be stiff).
  7. Spread evenly in a greased 18 x 26 inch pan.
  8. Sprinkle cereal over-top.
  9. Bake at 175° C until golden brown and tester comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  10. Cool in pan.
  11. Cut in pan in 2-inch squares or 1½- x 3-inch bars.

Makes about 110 bars

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.