August 22, 2012

Blueberry Oat Bars

Bars are a big deal at our house. We love them and we go through a ton of them every week. Honestly, I don't try very hard to make my own, even though I KNOW how much better homemade tastes. In any case, I am inspired now with blueberry season here and my parents' enormous blueberry bushes to make bars. Blueberry bars. These were a big hit and are low in sugar (I skipped the strudel top) and high in energy (oats and almonds!). Jaden thought it was cake, but then, he's always looking for cake and ice cream lately. These are perfect for breakfast, for afternoon snacking, or dessert.

Makes about 12 bars
Good for about 3 days if sealed in a container.

  • 2 cups oat flour (you can make this by processing oats in the food processor). 
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almonds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large banana (ripe)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond mil
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Mix four, oats, baking soda, almonds, and cinnamon in large bowl. 
  3. Mix banana, oil, honey, milk, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Add to four mixture and mix well. Gently stir in blueberries. 
  4. Transfer mixture to greased baking dish (8x8 works well). Bake 30 minutes, until top is golden. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. 

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