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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is a delicious dessert to make for your family this spring. Filled with fresh or frozen strawberries, rhubarb, and apples, then topped with a cinnamon oat crumble, it’s warm and sweet, and delightful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Baked Homemade Granola

Baked Homemade Granola

Baked Homemade Granola makes a delicious breakfast cereal served with milk, or use it to top your favorite yogurt with fruit. Made from old-fashioned oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds, almonds, and honey it’s sure to please even the pickiest eater.

Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

This summer I made my first Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour. It was so delicious and wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

What is the difference between a Crisp and a Crumble? 

When I was searching out recipes, I wondered this as well. What exactly is the difference? Apparently, a crisp will have either nuts or oatmeal mixed in with the sugar and butter to make a crispy top for your dessert, while a crumble is more of a streusel topping of flour, sugar, and butter. However, the majority of the recipes I found for crumbles included oats in the ingredients, which seemed quite confusing to me. 

In an effort to be authentic, I decided to grind the old fashioned oats into a flour. This still gave the dessert a crispy top, without the texture of rolled oats. 

I also learned that crumbles and crisps originated in Britain in World War II when supplies for pies and pastries were rationed. It’s always fun to learn the history behind food and recipes, don’t you think? 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

  • granulated sugar
  • cornstarch
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • fresh blueberries
  • lemon juice

Topping:

  • all-purpose flour
  • oat flour
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • kosher salt

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 8-inch baking dish by coating with baking spray. You may use a round or square cake pan, or even a special oval baking dish, such as those pictured above by the Pioneer Woman. I love her products, especially her bakeware. 

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand.

In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt. Add blueberries and lemon juice. Gently fold until blueberries are coated well. Spoon blueberries into the prepared baking pan. 

Prepare the Crumble

Using a food processor, grind old-fashioned oats until they become a fine powder. I like to grind a larger amount than what I need and then I’ll store it for later use. 

In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, oat flour, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Add small pieces of butter and using your fingers, mix in until butter is fully incorporated. 

Crumble the topping over the blueberries to cover the entire top surface. 

Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and sauce is bubbly, 30-40 minutes. 

Blueberry Crumble with Ice Cream

Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

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Recipe for Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour

This summer I made my first Blueberry Crumble with Oat Flour. It was so delicious and wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Fruit Crisps, Fruit Pies, Oat Flour
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Cuisinart Food Processor
Oval Bakers
Potholders

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 8-inch baking dish by spraying with baking spray. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt. Add blueberries and lemon juice. Gently fold until blueberries are coated well. Spoon blueberries into the prepared baking pan.

Prepare the Crumble:

  • Using a food processor, grind old-fashioned oats until they become a fine powder. I like to grind a larger amount than what I need and then I'll store it for later use.
  • In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, oat flour, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Add small pieces of butter and using your fingers, mix in until butter is fully incorporated.
  • Crumble the topping over the blueberries to cover the entire top surface.
  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and sauce is bubbly, 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Serves 4-6.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Potluck Barbecued Meatballs

Potluck Barbecued Meatballs

Potluck Barbecued Meatballs is a delicious recipe to make for your next church dinner or holiday party.  Tender, juicy meatballs cooked in a homemade barbecue sauce. Perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer. I’ve been making these meatballs for many years and it 

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

This Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a mix between a Dutch Apple Pie and an Apple Crisp. Tart apples in a sweetly spiced filling, topped with a crunchy oat crumb. What is a Dutch Apple Pie?  A Dutch Apple Pie has a sweet streusel 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These energy bars are filled with all kinds of natural goodness. My daughters and I love them and they are so easy to make. Peanut Butter. Oats. Nuts. Chocolate. Fruits and Honey. Click to Tweet

My daughters and I absolutely love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. They are so easy to make and wonderful to snack on when you need a boost of energy in the afternoon or evening. 

They’re filled with all kinds of natural goodness. Old-fashioned rolled oats. Three kinds of nuts. Wheat germ. Dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries or cherries). Chocolate. Sunflower seeds. And creamy peanut butter and honey to hold it all together.

Shopping List for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • whole almond
  • whole cashews
  • pecan halves
  • semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • wheat germ
  • dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, or cherries)
  • sunflower seeds
  • ground cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • creamy peanut butter
  • honey

Instructions for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large baking sheet, spread out old-fashioned rolled oats and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Please oats in large mixing bowl.

Line an 8 x 8″ baking pan with waxed paper.

In a food processor, grind almonds, cashews, and pecans for about 10-15 seconds, leaving some large chunks.

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Add nuts to the bowl, along with chocolate chips, wheat germ, dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, or chopped cherries), sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix everything together until combined.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir this until it melts and turns smooth. You do not want this to come to a boil, so maybe 3-5 minutes.

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Pour peanut sauce over oat mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Scoop mixture into prepared baking pan and press down, using a spatula to make it smooth and even. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cut into 16 bars.

You may store these energy bars in plastic wrap or a container for 2 weeks–but they probably won’t last that long! This recipe will make 16 bars.

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Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Here's a delicious recipe my daughters and I absolutely LOVE. And it's so easy to make. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dried Fruit, Healthy Alternatives, Honey, Nuts, Old-Fashioned Oats, Peanut Butter, Trail Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Freeze: 15 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 18 bars

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Cuisinart Food Processor
Cuisinart Cookware
Square Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole cashews
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit cranberries, blueberries, cherries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large baking sheet, spread out old-fashioned oats and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Please oats in large mixing bowl.
  • Line an 8 x 8" baking pan with waxed paper.
  • In a food processor, grind almonds, cashews, and pecans for about 10-15 seconds, leaving some large chunks. Add nuts to the bowl, along with chocolate chips, wheat germ, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir this until it melts and turns smooth, 3-5 minutes. Mixture will not come to a boil.
  • Pour peanut butter sauce over oat mixture and mix well.
  • Scoop mixture into prepared baking pan and press down, using a spatula to make it smooth and even. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cut into 16 bars. Store individually in plastic wrap or container for 2 weeks--but they probably won't last that long! Makes 18 bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
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Oat Rolls

Oat Rolls

Oat Rolls are one of our family favorites! They are easy to make and so delicious. Soft, tender, with oatmeal goodness that turns it into a slightly sweet, hearty bread. I love serving these rolls with a creamy dinner, such as Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken and 

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies remind me of the oatmeal cookies my grandma used to make as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. When I was a girl, my grandma worked as a school cook at Hutton Elementary in Chanute, Kansas. Before I was 

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

These Chewy Granola Bars are just right. Flavorful, Firm, Chewy, and Holds Together. This bar has it all, plus a peanut butter topping you're gonna love! Click to Tweet

I worked months on this recipe for Chewy Granola Bars to get it just right. We love it. I hope you will too.

When our daughters were younger, we vacationed nearly every summer in the mountains. One year, I wanted to make most of the food myself. I dried fruits. Made jerky. And worked tirelessly on this granola bar recipe, wanting something that was flavorful, firm, yet chewy, and that would hold together when snacking on it.

Things I Learned Making Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

Through my experimentation, we determined that we liked having chopped nuts on the bottom of the bar. Usually I’ll combine dry roasted peanuts with almonds, but at Christmastime (because I often give these as gifts) I’ll add in pecans, cashews, English walnuts, or pistachios. Use whatever nuts you like best.

Pick two or three of your favorite dried fruits to use in these bars. Again at Christmas, because I make so many batches, I’ll often pair my nuts with fruits.

Chewy Granola Bars

For example, one batch may have English walnuts and pecans with apricots and figs. Another might include cashews, pistachios, and chocolate chips with blueberries, and a third batch might have golden raisins and cranberries with peanuts and almonds. Experiment and combine whatever mixture you like best.

Chewy Granola Bars

We also decided the bars needed a peanut butter topping. This topping helps hold the bar together, which is an added bonus. Not to mention that it just puts these granola bars over-the-top yummy!

Get Your Hands Dirty

When it’s time to mix ingredients, I have found that it works best to get right in there with my hands and work it all up with my fingers. This is the easiest way to incorporate everything, so that the honey mixture fully binds with the oats, flour, and dried fruits. Yes, it’s a messy business. But it works. Your hands will wash.

Press Them Down, Down, Down

Chewy Granola Bars

A final tip, (and this might be the most important one I share with you) is to repeatedly press the mixture down with a firm spatula. I do this once they are in the pan, and again halfway through the baking process, then a third time after they have finished cooking.

Chewy Granola Bars

A fourth press comes after cutting them into bars before the peanut butter topping goes on. All of this helps ensure that the bars will hold together and not fall apart when you’re eating them.

Store the finished product in a covered container for up to two months–although I doubt they will last that long. I also like to individually wrap them in either waxed paper, or little plastic snack sacks. This helps keep them fresh and is a nice way to make them grab-and-go-friendly. I’ll send some in my husband’s lunch (He loves them), or I’ll offer them to our daughters when they visit. Sometimes, I’ll throw one in my purse before a long day’s shopping trip.

Chewy Granola Bars

All-in-all, most folks would probably consider this a complicated, time-consuming recipe. But, once you’ve made these Chewy Granola Bars a time or two, the process will become easier. And it’s so worth it. Your family will thank you. I know mine does–every single time I make them.

And they make wonderful Christmas gifts.

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Recipe for Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

Here's a recipe I worked months on to get just right. We love it. I hope you will too.
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY, Dried Fruit, Granola, Homemade, Peanut Butter
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time:: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 33 bars

Equipment

Stainless Bowls
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Bench Knife

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dry milk
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups dried fruit, chopped apricots, blueberries, cranberries, figs, raisins, etc.
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts chopped
  • 1 cup roasted almonds chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, mix together oats, wheat flour, coconut, dry milk, wheat germ, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, baking soda and salt. Add dried fruit, and again mix well.
  • In glass measuring dish combine oil, honey, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add to oat mixture and MIX WELL so that all is blended and sticky. I use my hands for this part to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cover bottom of pan with coarsely chopped almonds and peanuts. May also sprinkle in mini chocolate chips, if desired. Sprinkle granola mixture over nuts and press firmly with a spatula.
  • Bake 10 minutes in preheated oven. Take out of oven and again press mixture firmly with a spatula. (Granola will be puffy and soft.) Bake another 7-8 minutes until golden brown. Once more, press bars firmly with metal spatula.
  • Cool 10 minutes and cut into bars with a metal bench scraper.
  • To make peanut butter coating, in small saucepan combine corn syrup, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Cook over medium-low heat. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a light boil, which may take up to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over granola bars. Spread to edges, creating a thin coating. Cool completely.
  • Turn out onto waxed paper. Using a metal bench scraper, cut bars once more through the peanut butter coating. Store in covered container or in plastic snack bags. Will keep for 1-2 months, if they last that long. Makes 33 bars.

Notes

*Pressing mixture repeatedly with metal spatula will assure a granola bar that will stick together. I even press again after cutting them into bars.
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No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies is a favorite recipe from my childhood. Especially nice when you don’t want to heat up the house with the oven. They are so delicious. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Coconut. Oats. And Peanuts. So yummy!   Kid-Friendly Recipe This recipe is also very