I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blueberry Avocado Crumb Squares

Did you know that you can substitute avocado for butter in some recipes?  Instead of using 1/2 cup of butter here I cut the fat by using some avocado. I don't know that I'd want to use only avocado in place of the butter as avocado doesn't have the melty quality that butter has, but using 1/2 works very well. 

1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup  unsalted butter or marg
1/4 cup avocado (about 1/2 an avocado)
1 egg

2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1  1/2 tbs lemon juice

Prepare your blueberry filling. Toss together the fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 F, and grease an 8 X 8 inch baking pan. 
In your mixer bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, avocado and egg, and mix until the dough is moist but very crumbly.

Divide the dough in half, and press one half into your prepared pan for the crust.
Next, pour the blueberry filling mixture over the crust. Take the rest of the crumbly dough and sprinkle it over the blueberries.

Bake for 35  minutes, or until the juices are bubbling and the dough has browned a little bit.

It cuts into beautiful squares that hold together nicely.
And you've got the added nutritional value of the avocado.
Bonus  : )

Adapted from http://ahomemadeliving.com/2013/06/blueberry-crumb-bars

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