Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are a nutritious and delicious recipe the whole family will devour. You need one bowl and one pan for these easy & healthy oatmeal bars bursting with fresh blueberries! They are finished with an amazing oatmeal crumble topping!
Do you struggle with finding healthy breakfast or snack choices for your family? Something that doesn't come from a package and contains questionable ingredients?
Our family is a little obsessed with healthy Easy Oatmeal Bars! This time of year, when berries are in season, this Strawberry Oatmeal Bar Recipe and these Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are made weekly!
Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
We should note that these bars are not overly sweet, with minimal sugar and whole grains. However, they are still incredibly delicious with the crumbly topping and baked blueberries!
One of the reasons we like them so much is oats! Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They're a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
We're always looking for healthy snacks for the kiddos, so you can't go wrong when you bake oats into a bar, and it tastes this good!
We recently fell in love with these Oatmeal Banana Bars! Oh, so delish!
If you need them, we have tons of Baking Tips for beginners!
Step By Step Instructions
This recipe comes together with one bowl and one pan with a few simple steps!
Step 1 - Prepare Crust and Topping
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line your pan with parchment. Next, place all your dry ingredients for the main recipe, including rolled oats and ½ cup honey, plus the melted butter and vanilla extract, in a large bowl and mix.
Now, reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture, place the rest in the prepared pan, and pat down.
Tip: You can also add a little lemon zest to the recipe for added lemon flavor.
Step 2 - Prepare Blueberry Filling
Next, place the washed blueberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, and coconut sugar (if you prefer, use regular granulated sugar) in the bowl you used for the oat mixture.
Stir to combine.
Step 3 - Layer Ingredients in Pan & Bake
Next, place the blueberries on top of the oat mixture in the pan. Crumble the reserved cup of the oat mixture over the blueberries and place it in the oven for 45 minutes.
Tip: Since oven temperatures vary, check your oatmeal bars during the last few minutes of cooking to make sure they don't overcook.
Finally, let it cool completely before taking it out of the pan.
Get ready for your house to smell amazing!
Can You Use Frozen Blueberries?
A great question that's often asked, especially when blueberries are not in season. Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this oat bar recipe.
They contain more water content when frozen, so we recommend adding a teaspoon of cornstarch to the berries before adding the topping.
Vegan Blueberry Bars
Make the bars as instructed with these ingredients. They turn out great! If you'd like to make a vegan version of this bar, follow these substitutions:
- Substitute coconut oil for the butter.
- Use maple syrup instead of honey.
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Expert Tips & Tricks
- This breakfast oat bar recipe is best if you use old-fashioned oats, not instant oats.
- We like using the healthy option of whole wheat flour, but regular flour would also work.
- Readers often use maple syrup instead of honey, with excellent results.
How To Store
- To store, layer the bars between waxed paper in an airtight container. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring back to room temperature before serving.
You can definitely do these Baked Oatmeal Bars for Breakfast. They are a quick grab-n-go recipe that's healthy and a dream if you're rushing out of the house (like we do most of the time)! Munch away!
This recipe is perfect for meal prep since you can freeze blueberry Oatmeal Bars for up to 3 months. Just bring them out of the freezer the day before you'd like to eat them. Make sure to store them properly to avoid freezer burn.
Oh, and if you want to have them for dessert, these healthy blueberry bars go great with vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, or fresh whipped cream 🙂
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Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe
- 8x8 inch baking pan
- parchment paper
- mixing bowl
- small bowl
Crust & Crumble Topping
- 6 Tablespoons butter (melted (you can substitute coconut oil))
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1½ cups white whole wheat flour ((you can substitute regular flour))
- 1½ cups old fashioned oats ((not instant))
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- ¼ cup coconut sugar ((you can substitute regular sugar))
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, foil, or with cooking spray.
- To make the crust & crumble, place the whole wheat flour, regular oats, honey, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in melted butter and vanilla until just combined. The mixture should be a little dry and crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture, this will be your crumble topping.
- Add the oat mixture to the prepared baking pan. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
- Place blueberries, lemon, coconut sugar, and corn starch in the same bowl you mixed the oat mixture and stir to combine. Place the blueberries over the crust in an even layer.
- Evenly sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the top of the blueberries.
- Bake the bars for 45 minutes. Remove the bars from the pan and let sit for 10 minutes. Cut and enjoy!
- OATS: This recipe is best if you use old-fashioned oats, not instant oats.
- FLOUR: We like using the healthy option of whole wheat flour, but regular flour would also work.
- SWEETNER: Readers often use maple syrup instead of honey with great results.
- STORING: To store, layer the bars between waxed paper in an airtight container. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring back to room temperature before serving. Blueberry Oatmeal Bars can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
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