These wholesome bars are just like Starbucks blueberry squares (if not better!) My favorite thing about this recipe is the oatmeal base/crumble topping. It is so versatile and makes enough for a generous amount on the top and bottom because c'mon... isn't that everyone's favorite part?!
I use this same oatmeal crust recipe with a multitude of different fillings, including swapping strawberries for the blueberries.
I got this recipe from a friend. I make these often and take them to many potlucks, office parties, the cottage, picnics, children's lunch and the list goes on. Recipe from the cookbook "Just The Best."
These muffins won 2nd place in a King Arthur Flour contest. I've been making them since my kids were babies and have brought them to many functions. The yogurt makes them fluffy and the almond flavoring gives them a special bakery flavor. You can substitute pureed cottage cheese for the ricotta.
This is my standard loaf of white bread, good for anything. Very soft. I mix it in the bread machine then bake it in the oven.
As with all my bread, I let it cool and then slice the whole loaf and put in a freezer bag and freeze and then I can take whatever I need out and have fresh bread. This does not include machine and rising time.
When I landed on this recipe while surfing the web, I had to try it. I'm so glad it did. They are delicious. Tip I: The dough should be soft but not sticky. It took me two attempts to get that just right. Tip II: I posted the recipe as written. After, several batches, I don't press the dough into a rectangle anymore. I divide it into eight equal pieces and pat each piece into a 1/2" thick round. Then, turn each round in dish of cornmeal.
The first time I made these I found that for so many muffins there was not enough streusel topping for my liking, so I doubled the topping mixture the second time --- follow the directions for the muffins, add in the whites *after* the flour and mix for no more than 1 minute --- although I haven't tried it as yet, I imagine this would work using firm ripe finely chopped strawberries in place of blueberries, these are *very* good!