Blueberry Crumb Squares

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The Perfect Sweet Treat

Are you looking for the perfect combination of sweet and nutritious? Then search no further–we have got you covered with our Blueberry Crumb Squares. Perfectly vegan, delightfully soft, and flavorfully gifted, this dessert will have your taste buds singing for joy! But, to be honest, how can you go wrong when combining the fresh fruity taste of your favorite seasonal berry with the comforting taste of a warm homemade pastry? These chewy, decadent treats are sure to bring out warm, fuzzy feelings with their sinfully sweet profile, and are ideal for making memories with friends and family. Perfect for an after-dinner treat or a mid-day snack, these goodies are sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters! Bring these delicious squares to the office, send them to school with your kids, or make your friends a surprise edible gift–no matter how you choose to enjoy these treats, they are always sure to leave everyone happy and satisfied. For added inspiration, try pairing our squares with Nordic Eggs Benedict for a savory option that is perfect for weekend brunch.

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So Many Tasty Benefits!

We love this recipe for so many reasons, but the star of the show is obviously the fresh, juicy blueberries. Not only are these rich in pigment, but they are high in nutritional value, too!  Berries are rich in anthocyanins, the compound that gives berries their color and various health benefits; in fact, studies show that the benefits found in blueberries include prevention of heart disease, inflammatory disease, and cancer (1). With blueberries also having a high capacity for antioxidants, you can’t go wrong with making this berry part of your daily diet. Incorporating fruits such as blueberries into your lifestyle will ensure that you are meeting the requirements for a well-functioning body. So, with all of the things to love about this berry, don’t wait to get started on creating these easy-to-make squares. Side effects of eating these delicious treats may include joy and happiness! Enjoy!

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Blueberry Crumb Squares

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1.4 cup flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, sorghum syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Filling

  • 3 cups blueberries, frozen, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup oats, or sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, or vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Equipment

  • 8x8 Baking Pan
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Crust

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Add in the wet ingredients, and mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Filling

  1. While the crust is baking, mix together the filling ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and set aside.

Crumb Topping

  1. In the bowl used for the crust, mix together crumb topping ingredients. Using your fingers, pinch the crumb mixture so it forms small pea-size balls. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. When the crust is light brown, add the filling, and place crumb topping over the filling.

  2. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the crust is light brown.

  3. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Refrigerate for 3-5 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Calories: 250 calories, Fat: 15 grams, Saturated fat: 8 grams, Carbohydrates: 12 grams, Sugar: 10 grams, Sodium: 60 milligrams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 4 grams,Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Disclosure: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to Sorghum Checkoff. 

However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

(1) Chen L, Liu W, Su D, et al. Phytochemical properties and antioxidant capacities of various colored berries. 
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 2014 Jan 30;94(2):180-8.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23653223.

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