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Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are bursting with fresh blueberries and have a delicious crumb topping. They make a deliciously light summertime dessert or a fun afternoon snack.

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts

Photos and recipe updated July 2017.

Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve seen that my family enjoys blueberry picking. Especially Kelsey. Toddlers love collecting things and carrying their collections around in bags/buckets/whatever they can collect things in. If you can put something in it, they will.

So we gave Kelsey the cutest little metal pail ever and told her to put the blueberries inside. Naturally, she LOVED it. Blueberry picking is her new favorite thing. Aside from blueberry eating.

I love picking blueberries for different reasons. While it is a fun family activity, I like the money it saves me. I don’t know what the price for blueberries is at your grocery store but when it’s not blueberry season I’d have to shell out at least $4 for a half pint!

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts

Crazy. So right now I’m taking full advantage of the $2.25/pound price tag if I pick them myself. We’ve picked about 10 pounds so far and I’m planning on picking more if they’re still available. Needless to say we have a LOT of blueberries but blueberries freeze so well and I’ll be able to use them for a while.

I make blueberry muffins for quick breakfasts a lot during the school year and they work really well with frozen blueberries. So there’s no such thing as too many blueberries in my house! Since we have an abundance of fresh blueberries, I thought I’d try a blueberry crumb bar recipe out that I’ve been wanting to try to convert to gluten-free but didn’t want to spend a small fortune on blueberries in order to make it.

This recipe calls for 4 cups of blueberries. Good thing we’re drowning swimming in blueberries! These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts These blueberry crumb bars are soooo good! The blueberries are sweet, the crumb topping is ah-mazing and the lemon zest lends such a nice, bright flavor. Each bite is like a little fruity flavor bomb bursting with fresh berry flavor. So freaking good. You really need to try these because you absolutely will not be disappointed.

If you’re looking for more ways to use use fresh blueberries, try my mini blueberry muffins, grain free blueberry muffins, or even my blueberry dutch baby! They’re all great fruity breakfast options!

And one more thing – I’ll let you in on a little secret… When I brought these to my parent’s house for dessert, we had them with vanilla ice cream. So if you’re into that sort of thing (and who isn’t?!), vanilla ice cream is THE way to go. They’re good on their own too. But ice cream, people. Ice cream. Whether you choose to eat these Blueberry Crumb Bars plain or with ice cream, it’s your choice. Either way, they’re fantastic.

Choose wisely, my friends and get eating! Enjoy! These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts


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These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Yield: 10-12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are bursting with fresh blueberries and have a delicious crumb topping. They make a deliciously light summertime dessert or a fun afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (with xanthan gum included) SEE NOTES
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease or spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 C sugar, baking powder, salt and flour. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the butter is pea-sized or smaller.
  3. Mix in the beaten egg and use a spoon or your hands to bring the dough together until. Transfer half of the dough to the prepared baking dish and press in to form an even layer of crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch. Mix well to combine and spread on top of the dough pressed into the pan. Crumble the remaining dough over the blueberry mixture to form a crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 45- 50 minute. Cool before slicing.

Notes

  1. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum if your blend doesn't contain it.
  2. I've use King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten Free Baking Flour, Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour, and Cup 4 Cup in this recipe with great results.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 271Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories based on 12 bars.

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts

These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts These Gluten Free Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with fresh blueberries and are a really delicious dessert or snack. The crumb is nice and crisp and the lemon zest makes these bright and fresh! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free dessert recipes | easy gluten free desserts | summer recipes | summer desserts | recipes for fresh blueberries | fruit desserts

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Darla Whitcomb

Friday 5th of August 2022

The GF Blueberry Crumb Bars are absolutely delicious! Love your recipes! I picked 10 lbs of high busy blueberries last week and couldn't wait to make them. They are heavenly! I am making 2 batches today to freeze. Thank you for sharing. 😊😊 .

Laurel Harper

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Hi Shay! I am celiac and have enjoyed so many of your wonderful recipes. I love blueberries and would really like to try these. But I live alone so I'm wondering if freezing the completed bars would compromise their quality. I thought I might freeze them in packets of two bars each and enjoy them over a few weeks. Have you tried freezing these successfully?

Mary

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Don’t let this recipe fool you it’s definitely a 30 minute prep with washing blueberries and zesting a lemon. And for sure at least 15 minute cleanup which you can do while it bakes…. But let me tell you this recipe is totally worth the time! YUMMY!!!

Shay

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Glad you enjoyed the bars Mary!

Hillary

Sunday 18th of July 2021

These were good but I felt they were missing some xanthan gum. Very crumbly. I wish the comments were separable between people who have made the recipe and people who have not! I reduced the sugar mixed with the blueberries to 1/3 cup because I like fruit desserts to be tart. They were still sweet, but not overly sweet. Thanks for the recipe.

MT

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I think you might be missing a word in step 3 at the very end of the first sentence. I'm assuming it is "combined" but just wanted to be sure.

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