Makes 9 Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
These Blueberry Oat Bars are delicious and gluten-free. Whether you want to snack on them, have them for breakfast or an after dinner treat, you really can’t go wrong.
The majority of the sugar contained in this recipe comes from natural sources (maple syrup and apple sauce) so this really is a nice healthier option.
This recipe comes together easily with just one mixing bowl, a few simple ingredients and a baking pan. The layering portion of this recipe is my favorite part. Most blueberry oat bar recipes call for a complicated blueberry filling, but this recipe simply uses fresh or frozen blueberries making it more natural, and less complicated.
The base and the oatmeal crumble on top are one in the same, just save a portion to sprinkle on top. This gives the bars a crunch while the bottom layer stays soft. Perfection!
The bars are not overly sweet, the oats and the blueberries are the stars of the show, with the added sweetness solely to make these flavors shine!
If you manage to have any left over, simply store in a Tupperware container, preferably one that has a vented lid so the moisture can escape. If you want to take one on the go, you will we be happy to know that they stay together very well and won’t make a huge mess in the car!
Note: If you want to make the oat flour yourself, add oats to a magic bullet until a flour consistency is formed.
Let me know what you think of this recipe and leave me a comment below!
- 3 cups Quick or Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Oat Flour
- 1/4 cup Cane Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Apple Sauce (sugar-free)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
- Pre-heat oven to 375′
- In a mixing bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, stir together coconut oil (liquid not solid) and maple syrup, add to oat mixture, add applesauce and combine well. If the mixture is too dry add more apple sauce.
- Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, add approximately 3/4 of the oat mixture and tap it down tight using the bottom of a flat glass or instrument of your choosing. Evenly distribute a layer of blueberries, add the remaining oat mixture on top and press it down gently with a spoon (you do not want to completely cover the top, there should be gaps of exposed blueberry)
- Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving. Best served while still warm!