tastes like spring: rhubarb-raspberry crumb squares

rhubarb-raspberry crumb bars | everybody likes sandwiches

Today is my birthday. It’s sunny out and the whole weekend promises warm weather and good times. I started the day with a strong coffee and this rhubarb-raspberry crumb bar. It’s full of oats and fruit so it’s breakfast in my mind. At least for today.

rhubarb-raspberry crumb bars | everybody likes sandwiches rhubarb-raspberry crumb bars | everybody likes sandwiches

I’m trying to hoard all the rhubarb I can. It’s such a signifier of spring and I want to keep this spring alive for a bit longer. These bars are the first of many rhubarb plans. Next, I’ll totally roast some rhubarb to make compote – perfect for stirring into morning yogurt and served alongside pancakes. But for now, let’s enjoy these bars.

rhubarb-raspberry crumb bars | everybody likes sandwiches

They’re adapted from an older recipe I made with cranberries & rhubarb. This time I subbed in whole wheat flour and almond meal for plain old all-purpose flour. It’s what I had on hand and it worked out fine. My dough turned out a bit wetter than I last remember, but it’s probably because of using the almond flour. It’s all good though! If you have strawberries, use those in place of the raspberries, but I’m a non-traditionalist and love how well rhubarb and raspberry pair up. Buttery, oaty, fruity and not to sweet, these are tasty little bites. Enjoy!

rhubarb-raspberry crumb bars | everybody likes sandwiches

9 comments to “tastes like spring: rhubarb-raspberry crumb squares”

  1. 1
    Karen   May 8, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Happy Birthday!! 🙂 These bars look super awesome. I’m totally in love with rhubarb and can’t wait to see them in the markets here in Toronto. I hope you had an awesome birthday. Any cake plans this year?

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    Eileen   May 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Happy birthday! And definitely happy rhubarb too. These squares sound like the perfect way to get your sweet & tart fix. Yay!

  3. 3
    Lindsay   May 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Happy Birthday! This dish looks amazing — perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast!

  4. 4
    kickpleat   May 11, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Thanks Karen for the birthday wishes. No cake plans this year – I made brownies 🙂

    Thanks Eileen, it was perfectly sweet and tart!

    Indeed, thanks Lindsay!

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    darci   May 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

    these look delicious. if i used all purpose flour would i still use the same amount listed in this recipe?

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    kickpleat   May 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Darci, sorry for the delay, yes, same amount of flour!

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    Joanne M   May 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Looks really good!!!

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    Dawna   May 30, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Belated happy birthday, Jeannette! I love the combination of raspberries and rhubarb, and this looks delicious.

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    kickpleat   May 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    It was tasty Joanne 🙂

    Thanks Dawna!!

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