Blackberry Cheesecake Oat Bars

Blackberry Cheesecake Oat Bars

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 cups quick cook oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line and square 8x8 dish with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl toss the blackberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients. 
  3. In a large bowl beat the coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar using a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes. Add one egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, beat until combined. Add the oats, cinnamon, cornstarch and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Add all but 1 cup of the oat mixture to the square baking dish. Spread evenly throughout the dish and press firmly to create a crust.
  4. In a separate medium bowl beat the cream cheese, yogurt and sugar together for 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until combine. Pour the cheesecake layer over the oats, spread to evenly coat the crust.
  5. Add the berries to the top of the cheesecake layer. Lastly, top with the remaining oats to create a crumble layer.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bake to cool for 1 hour on the counter. 

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