I am on the hunt for a really good cobbler. And I don’t seem to have one. So, I went and found something that looked promising. Of course I think that a good cobbler should have oatmeal. I want something with that Grape Nuts guy standing behind it……ya know what I mean? My experience with cobblers is that they were too dough-muddy dumplingy like and you were eating a pie that lost the state pie competition and was taking it out on us humble dessert eaters! Hence, if you come over for cobbler at my house, you can expect a granola, earthy, happy and healthy cobbler.

I used blueberry this time but will be making this with blackberry and peaches soon. I found the amount of sugar mixed into the blueberry was over kill. I would half that, maybe even be ultra healthy and nix it all together next time. Will keep you posted! I loved this cobbler. FINALLY!!!!

Here’s all you do:

Blueberry Cobbler Bars

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup oatmeal

2 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, or combination thereof

1 cup cold unsalted butter (melted mine)

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 cup white sugar (Too much 1/4 next time)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

In a stand mixer, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and spices. Add butter and egg and mix on a medium speed until the dough becomes crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.

Bake for roughly five minutes. Remove the pan and allow to cool slightly.

In another bowl, stir together the white sugar and cornstarch. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the semi baked crust. Crumble remaining cobbler dough over top.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into squares. Serve with ice cream or naked!

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Bon Appétit!