Blackberry Breakfast Bars


Try these blackberry breakfast bars for you next morning meal.

Made with juicy blackberries, healthy rolled oats and other delicious flavors, these will make anyone a morning person.

These do require some time to bake, so get up early, pop them in the oven and do your workout while these tasty breakfast treats are cooking.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

blackberry breakfast bar recipe


Blackberry Breakfas Bars

These bars are not only an exceptional way to start the day, but they're also great for the fast break - a quick energy snack between all those daily activities.

Recipe Type:

Breakfast, Fruits, Snack, Vegetarian

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter melted

Directions

  1. For filling, using medium saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, water, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. For crust, in a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and baking soda.
  6. Stir in melted butter or margarine until thoroughly combined.
  7. Set aside 1 cup of the oat mixture for topping.
  8. Press remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 9x9x2 inch pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Carefully spread filling on top of baked crust.
  11. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture lightly pressing into filling.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until topping is set.
  13. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  14. Cut into 18 bars.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Blackberry Breakfast Bars

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 18
Serving Size 1 bar
Calories 148
Total Fat 5.6g
      Sat Fat 3.3g
Cholesterol 13.6mg
Sodium 57.5mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.7g
      Fiber 1.5g
      Sugar 14.4g
Protein 1.6g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
6pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
6 pts
Points
Plus:
4pts
Original
Points:
3pts

Note: All Weight Watchers points do not include the blackberries and lemon juice.

Tips

You can substitute the blackberries with your favorite berry flavor or make it a mixed berry bar by using 2 or more different types of berries.

For even more breakfast ideas like these blackberry breakfast bars, try making these granola bars for a quick breakfast, snack or dessert.



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