Dairy Free Blueberry Squares

I have always wanted to make Blueberry Squares.  They look so delicious.  The combination of oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and blueberries Yummy!

dairy free blueberry squares on plate

As blueberries are still in season (they were when I made this) and the boys were keen to try them, I forged ahead to create our own Dairy Free Blueberry Squares.

The recipe is a combination of an adapted Canadian Living Blueberry Oatmeal Squares recipe from August 2007 and a much-loved recipe of my mom’s Date Squares.

Dairy Free Blueberry Squares

Blueberry Filling Ingredients

blueberries, lemon, sugar, corn starch for blueberry filling

3 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water

Crumble Ingredients

whole wheat flour, whole oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and canola oil for the crumble on blueberry squares

11/2 cups whole oats (not instant)
11/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup Demerara sugar (brown sugar)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp kosher salt
11/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup canola oil

Preparation of Blueberry Filling

In medium saucepan, bring the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice to a boil.
Reduce temperature and simmer until tender, 10 minutes.
Whisk the water with the cornstarch.
Whisk the cornstarch into the blueberry mixture and bring to the boil.
Stir until thickened, 1  minute.
Pour blueberry mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture.

blueberry filling in bowl covered with wrap for dairy free blueberry squaresrefrigerate until cooled, 1 hour.

Preparation of Crumble

In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
Drizzle in the oil and stir until the oil is well incorporated into the dry ingredients.
(I use a clean hand to work in the oil)

dairy free blueberry squares' crumble in a bowl

Press 2/3 of the crumble mixture into a 8 by 8 glass dish.
Pour and spread blueberry filling evening over the packed in crumble mixture.

pouring blueberry filling on crumble base for dairy free blueberry squaresSprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the crumble mixture over the top.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

dairy free blueberry squares coolingAllow to cool completely.  Store in the refrigerator.

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Have you adapted similar recipes for your own food allergy needs? I’d love to hear about them. Please share in the comments!

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