I think, just like most out there, I generally go in and out of wanting sweet or savory for breakfast. Most days, savory wins out. This week though, I was in a sweets sort of mood! These Blueberry Oat Bars couldn’t have hit the spot any better. They’re sweet, tart, and perfectly acceptable for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
These oat bars are surprisingly easy to make, with really just a handful of pretty standard staple items too. There’s little mixing and no cooking involved. Just a few stirs and some time to bake. Plus, they’re low sodium, vegetarian, and dairy-free too. Good stuff all around.
Lightening these bars up was pretty simple. No butter. Instead it’s applesauce and coconut oil. No added sugar. Pure maple syrup is what we’re using instead. Other than that it’s just oats, egg, flour and berries for the most part!
The hardest thing about making these Blueberry Oat Bars, is giving them the time to cool off before cutting into them. Really. It’s a true test of wills - that is no joke.
One batch of these will give you 9 bars. That’s breakfast (or brunch or dessert) for the entire week. Plus a couple left over. This makes them pretty perfect as a meal prep option for those wanting a guilt-free, easy, and delicious treat.
TheSkinnyFork.com Breakfast or brunch or even dessert, these blueberry oat bars are simple to make and are delicious! Make them ahead of time to have breakfast on hand all week long. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 Bar • Calories: 350 • Fat: 14 g • Saturated Fat: 11 g • Carb: 52 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 19 g • Sodium: 98 mg
• 2 C. Quick Oats
• 1 1/2 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
• 1/2 C. Pure Maple Syrup
• 1/2 C. Softened Coconut Oil
• 1/4 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
• 1 Whole Large Egg
• 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
• 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
• 1/4 Tsp. Salt
• 3 C. Fresh Blueberries
• 2 Tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
• 1 Tbsp. Corn Starch
• 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
• Zest of 1 Lemon Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8x8” baking dish with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together 2 C. oats, 1 1/4 C. flour, 1/2 C. syrup, 1/2 C. coconut oil, 1/4 C. applesauce, 1 egg, 1/2 Tsp. baking powder, 1/2 Tsp. cinnamon, and 1/4 Tsp. salt.
Transfer 3/4 of the oat dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and press down to form the bottom layer.
In another bowl, stir the 3 C. blueberries, 2 Tbsp. syrup, 1 Tbsp. corn starch, 1 Tsp. vanilla, and the zest of the lemon together.
Pour the blueberry mixture out over the layer of dough.
Crumble the remaining oat dough over the blueberries and place the dish into the oven to bake for about 45 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into # squares.
Nutritional Claims: Low Sodium • Kidney Friendly • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Dairy Free • Milk Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • Kosher