Hearty, subtly sweet, with the pop of fresh juicy blueberries, these Blueberry Oat Slice Bars are a tasty and handy way to get your day on the go!
Fruit and Oat Bars = Healthy Deliciousness!
Whether you’re hunting for a healthy and delicious breakfast option or are looking for a versatile ingredient that’s perfect when teamed up with your baked goodies and dessert creations, oats most certainly top the list.
Oats Aren’t Just For Oatmeal!
Oats and oatmeal have in fact, been incredibly popular over the years, and can be used in tons of ways and recipes- both sweet and savory. And here’s just another super easy and healthy recipe to try out, especially if you’re on the hunt for a healthy dessert.
What Ingredients Will I Need?
Blueberries – you can opt for literally any variety you can get your hands on. Feel free to use fresh, frozen (thawed), and wild! Plus, the blueberries, which are also commonly known as superfoods, when teamed up with oatmeal, can really take things up a notch! They are chock full of antioxidants and have a naturally sweet taste that we all love.
Btw, if you have extra blueberries leftover, making this Blueberry Apple Cobbler is a FANTASTIC way to use up the remaining ones! It’s such a delicious dessert.
Oats – The oats in these bars is loaded with soluble fiber known as beta-glucan, along with protein, magnesium, and lignans. Adding more oatmeal to your diet can help keep your digestive system in top shape – keep things a’movin, ya know what I’m saying? lol
Extra oats too? Check out my recipe for warm and toasty Spiced Caramel Apple Crisp. Talk about comfort desserts!!
Eggs – You only need one!
Sweetener – I used brown sugar, but feel free to use any type you prefer. Maple syrup would be an excellent substitute!
Milk – I used whole milk, but if you are using alternative kinds of milk, (almond milk, cashew milk, etc) that’s totally fine.
Butter – I used salted butter here and please have it melted and cooled (but not to the point where it hardens again. lol)
Baking Powder – Use the freshest you have on hand.
Vanilla – I love using vanilla in my recipes so I used 2 tsp. However, you can cut that back if you’d rather.
Plus, you can also throw in some chopped nuts for additional flavor and a crunch factor, and they’ll obviously bump up the nutritive value of these bars.
Making The Blueberry Bars Right
The oat mixture comes together pretty quickly and easily. After you’re done making the oatmeal mix, you can either mix the blueberries in the batter throughout or simply layer them on the top and press them a bit so that they sink in and create a jammy-effect. Both ways are yummy!
How Long Can I Store Them For?
These blueberry oat bars stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just make sure you cut them first. Place on a silicon or parchment paper and freeze them individually for 2 hours.
After they’re frozen, you can layer them in a freezer-safe bag or container. If you don’t freeze them separately, they will all stick together and be difficult to eat individually.
And of course, you can store them for up to a week in your refrigerator too. Just make sure the container is airtight and you should be good.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These blueberry slices work great in your kid’s lunch box, or as a quick mid-day snack for you or your kiddo.
You can have them as is, room temp – or warm them slightly and have with a cup of coffee or with a glass of warm milk.
Another great idea is to drizzle a bit of icing on the top or just them with some powdered sugar to make them look prettier like you worked up a sweat for hours in the kitchen making them! (But we all know easy it was! lol!)
When you make these Blueberry Oatmeal Bars, I’d love to hear if you switched them up! Different berries? Different sweeteners? Let me know!
- 2c oats
- 1c blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 egg
- 1/3c brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2c milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- dash salt
- Preheat the oven to 350
- In a bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, salt and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg well. Add the milk and vanilla.
- Mix the butter in with the egg mixture.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, grease or line with parchment, a 8x8 baking dish
- Pour the oat batter into the pan.
- Take the blueberries and scatter them over the top of the batter. Press them in slightly.
- Bake for approximately 35 - 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the blueberries look jammy.
- Remove from the oven and let cool. Cut into 8 bars.
If the berries are frozen, thaw before using.
Maple syrup goes well as a different sweetener with these bars.
Serve slightly warmed or cold.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 210Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.