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Marionberry Oat Bars

July 21st, 2008

Marionberry Oat Bars

Apparently, over at Stahlbush, it is Marionberry harvest season.  I can tell because Rachel keeps bringing home Marionberries!  Today I felt like dessert so I turned up the oven and got out the mixing bowls.  Rachel found this really cool Oregon berry website with some great recipes.  The savory ones look particulary interesting and I think we’ll be trying them soon!  Today’s dessert used their Marionberry oat bar recipe.  These things smell so good!  Here’s what I did:

Mix itPress it in

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen Marrionberrys (look for Stahlbush’s Marionberrys in your health food section or store)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch

Pour the fillingbake it

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (this is my contribution to the recipe)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup melted butter (not my regular fare, but for this treat I had to add it!)

Directions for Filling:

  1. Combine berries, sugar, cinnamon, water, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to boil, then simmer until thickened

Directions for putting it together:

  1. Mix flours, brown sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and melted butter together
  2. Press all but 1.5 cups of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x9x2 inch baking dish
  3. Bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees
  4. Add the filling and smooth out on top
  5. Add the remaining 1.5 cups on the mixture on top and press it lightly into the filling.
  6. Bake again for 25 minutes
  7. Let cool and serve

I hope you enjoy them!

2 Responses to ' Marionberry Oat Bars '

  • Emily says: [July 23rd, 2008 4:58 pm]

    i flipping love reading your blog!! even if i never ever try one of these recipes… they all sound and look so good!!! and guilt free… haha, thanks keith!!

  • Keith Prickett says: [July 23rd, 2008 5:01 pm]

    You seriously need to come down and let us cook for you! I’ll feed you all the guilt-free food you can handle 😉

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