Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Blackberry Breakfast Bars

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Yield: 18 bars


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries or raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine berries, sugar, water, lemon juice and teaspoon cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and baking soda. Stir in melted butter until thoroughly combined. Set aside 1 cup of the oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square pan.
  3. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Carefully spread filling on top of baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Lightly press oat mixture into filling.
  5. Bake in the 350 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes more or until topping is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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