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July is Blueberry Month

July is the start of fresh blueberry season in Oregon. Visit a u-pick near you or buy them at your local farmers' market.

Recipe of the Month


 

Easy No-Bake Glazed Blueberry Oat Bars



Ingredients

  • 2 cups blueberries, divided
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced and toasted
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice or water (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Line an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang and spray with cooking spray.

  2. 2. In a food processor, combine 1 cup blueberries, oats, dates, almonds, chia seeds, orange zest and cinnamon and process until mixture is sticky and holds together.

  3. 3. Stir in remaining 1 cup blueberries.

  4. 4. Press into prepared pan and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

  5. 5. Combine confectioners’ sugar and orange juice and drizzle over top if desired.

  6. 6. Cut into 16 bars.

 

Nutritional information

  • Per portion: 130 calories;

  • 24 g carbohydrates

  • 4 g total fat

  • 3 g protein

  • 4 g fiber