Summer is deliciously overwhelming with its fresh fruits and veggies, and though we mostly just nosh them raw or very simply cooked, sometimes I want to highlight their flavors in a special dish.
here and have also used frozen berries in wintertime. While I don't make these frequently (can you say copious amounts of butter and sugar?), they are a great treat to enjoy and to share with friends and neighbors.
PEACH BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST BARS (adapted from Farmgirl Fare's recipe)
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 Tbsp (1 stick + 2 Tbsp) butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups fresh or canned peaches, peeled (if fresh) chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
Heat the oven to 425 degrees and get out a 9" x 13" pan. In a bowl,
combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the melted butter and vanilla and mix until combined.
Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan with your fingers. Because it's so buttery, it should be able to be pushed around easily.
Prepare the middle, fruit layer. Toss the peaches and
blueberries with the 3 tbsp of flour and sugar. I even use the same bowl as the bottom crust to save on doing dishes. Then spread this mixture over the bottom crust.