blueberry breakfast bars

these little goodies are perfect for breakfast or individually wrapped up for an anytime snack.  the better preserves you use, the better your bars will be.  i'm hooked on my farmer's market's!

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temp. and cubed
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
10. oz blueberry preserves

preheat oven to 350.  line a 9" by 13" pan with parchment paper, making sure there's overhang to lift the baked bars out of the pan.

mix together flours, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  blend in cubed butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  measure out 1 1/2 cups and reserve for later.

mix egg white into remaining mixture.  gently mix in berries.  pat mixture into pan, using your fingers to press it evenly over bottom of the pan.  bake for 10 minutes.

spread preserves over crust, and sprinkle reserved mixture evenly over preserves.  bake for 30 to 35 minutes more until golden brown.

let cool in pan for 10 minutes.  lift out using parchment paper and cut into 12 pieces.

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