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Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars

Easy Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

My berry hoarding from a couple weeks ago is still going strong! We were just at Costco a couple days ago, and I picked up another big container of strawberries.

They are just too good to pass up!

We’ve really been enjoying eating them in breakfasts like the blueberry banana bread baked oatmeal from last week, but sometimes you just need a dessert.

And, since it’s summer, you can’t go wrong with a fruit filled crumb bar! So, strawberry blueberry crumb bars have been our new quick and easy summer dessert.

Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

If you’ve never made crumb bars before, you really should give them a try. They are super easy to make. You basically use the same mixture for both the crust and the topping.

I just added a little coarse sugar on top to give it a bit of a crunch.

And the filling? No boiling the fruit. Just stir all the filling ingredients together, and spread it over the top.

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

To bring out the flavor of the fresh berries a bit more, I threw in fresh lemon zest into the crust and tossed the berries with fresh lemon juice. The tartness of the lemon balances perfectly with the sweetness of the berries.

Top with the remaining crust mixture, sprinkle with sugar, and bake. Eat them warm, eat them cold. It’s good both ways.

Though if you have some vanilla ice cream on hand, I highly recommend eating at least one of the bars warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Easy Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars

Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Base and Crumble Layers

  • 1 1/2 Cups white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup butter, cold and cut into pieces

For the Fruit Filling

  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 Cups fresh strawberries, washed and chopped
  • 1 Cup fresh blueberries, washed and patted dry
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • coarse sugar, optional
  • additional lemon zest, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Stir into dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press about 2/3 of mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lemon juice. Add in strawberries and blueberries. Stir until berries are coated. Spread berry filling over the top of crust.
  6. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Noel

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

I found this while looking for something to do with fruit that is about to go off and boy is this a great recipie. Thanks so much, its easy and tastes so good, its a fruit crumble but made slightly differently.

Will be making again soon!

Wendy

Friday 27th of March 2020

Mine not going golden. Or sticking together. Just floury

Cathy Perrotta

Sunday 25th of August 2019

Can you make it without corn starch??

Cathy L Perrotta

Sunday 25th of August 2019

I would love to try this recipe but do you have6 to use lemon zest??

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

No, they will still turn out fine without the lemon zest. Hope that helps!

Hannah

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

We went strawberry and blueberry picking yesterday and my daughter wanted to find a recipe that called for BOTH fruits in a treat of some sort. I took to the Google-machine and found this recipe. I am glad I did! I used 1/8 cup of sugar in my fruit mixture because the fruit was already so sweet and ripe having just picked it and it was perfect. Also, I didn't have white whole wheat flour, so I just used the organic sprouted whole wheat flour by One Degree that I had on hand. My girls gobbled them up. Delicious. Thanks again.

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