Source: Fabulous Food Associations

Blackberry Breakfast Bars
Great for breakfast on the run!
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes


16 ounces frozen blackberries, or canned
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup white enriched flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter or margarine

Set oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Thaw berries if frozen. Warm berries in saucepan until the juices run. (If using canned berries, omit this step and simply drain berries from can, reserving juices.) Reserve one cup of the juice, adding water if necessary to make one cup. Combine cooled reserved juice with cornstarch & lemon juice. Cook and stir until thickened. Gently stir in blackberries. Set aside.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press 2/3 mixture into greased baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; spread blackberries over crust. Crumble remaining flour/oat mixture over berry layer and press lightly. Bake 20-25 minutes more, until lightly browned. Cool in pan.