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Whole-grain crumble bars with blackberries and lemon

Blackberry Crumble Bars

Healthy Blackberry Crumble Bars made with whole grains and no refined sugar. Enjoy for breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 225kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries (sub raspberries)
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour (sub all-purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted (sub vegan butter if making dairy-free)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • So Delicious Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative for topping (optional)


  • Combine blackberries, maple syrup, corn starch, and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil, mashing berries to break them down. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 11- x 7-inch baking dish with parchment paper; lightly grease with cooking spray. Combine oats, flour, coconut sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in butter, oil, and vanilla; mix with your hands until texture resembles coarse sand. Reserve 2/3 cup oat mixture.
  • Spread remaining oat mixture in an even layer in prepared baking dish. Use your hands or the bottom of a measuring cup to firmly press down. Spread blackberry mixture evenly overtop, and sprinkle remaining oat mixture over berries. Bake until lightly browned, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Slice into 12 squares. Top each square with a dollop of So Delicious Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative, if desired. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.


This bars actually get better as they sit! I like them best on day 2 and 3.
To freeze: Place bars in a freezer-safe zip-top bag, and freeze up to 3 months. When ready to eat, either take one individual bar or the whole batch out and let thaw to room temperature. Alternatively, microwave each bar for 30 seconds.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 140mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g