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Fresh Blueberry Oat Squares

Posted Jun 18 2009 12:06am
Don't you want to bite the screen? I saw the August cover of Canadian Living magazine while in line at the grocery store and immediately thought " I must make those!" (vegan of course, and Dreena-style!)


Off to the kitchen I went, loosely following my recipe for Delish Date Squares in Vive for the oat crust base, and then changing up the filling using fresh blueberries. These look just as delicious as the Canadian Living version (imo; just not as 'tidy'!), taste spectacular, and unlike their version these bars do not include any butter, white flour, or white sugar - and are wheat-free!

Aren't blueberry-filled desserts supremely delicious? Their only drawback are their characteristic tell-tale signs. The purpley-blue teeth! (Entirely worth it though!)Reminds me of a story as a child. My mom had a big bucket of fresh blueberries. We ate some of the fresh berries, and then she told us (me) to leave the rest for her baking (or jams, I can't remember what she was using them for - that didn't matter to me at the time, because I wasn't really listening). So, she was busy bathing my younger sister. I went into the bathroom and sat on the tub to join them and talk.

My mom asked "Dreena, were you eating the blueberries?". "No!", I emphatically (but sheepishly) answered. "Are you sure?" she asked. "Yes", I answered with a big smile. But no fibbing could get past the proof... in my teeth! She remembers that story to this day and laughs every time saying " no, mom, I wasn't eating blueberries"... and flashes me a big smile.

I have to run through this recipe again, then I'll post it so you can flash 'em your bestest blueberry smile! :)

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