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Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

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Summary

These Blueberry Oatmeal Bars make an easy grab-n-go breakfast or a healthy after-dinner treat. No matter when you decide to enjoy them, the blueberries and oats are giving back to you with each bite with their healing phytonutrients and hefty amount of fiber.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups organic rolled oats
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 bananas (very ripe, mashed)
Blueberry Filling
 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
 ½ organic lemon (juice and zest)
 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or date paste, link in Chef's Notes)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp organic cornstarch

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a square metal pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

In a small bowl, combine the blueberries, lemon juice, zest, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Set aside.

3

In a food processor, pulse 1 cup oats until it forms a fine powder.

4

Transfer to a bowl and whisk together the remaining 1 cup oats, baking powder, cinnamon.

5

Add the mashed bananas and stir to combine.

6

Transfer half of the oat mixture to the baking pan and press down firmly.

7

Top with Blueberry Filling, then crumble the remaining oat mixture on top.

8

Bake for 25–35 minutes, then let cool.

9

Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into bars.

Chef's Notes

Sugar-free
Use date paste in place of maple syrup.

Ingredients

 2 cups organic rolled oats
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 bananas (very ripe, mashed)
Blueberry Filling
 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
 ½ organic lemon (juice and zest)
 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or date paste, link in Chef's Notes)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp organic cornstarch

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a square metal pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

In a small bowl, combine the blueberries, lemon juice, zest, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Set aside.

3

In a food processor, pulse 1 cup oats until it forms a fine powder.

4

Transfer to a bowl and whisk together the remaining 1 cup oats, baking powder, cinnamon.

5

Add the mashed bananas and stir to combine.

6

Transfer half of the oat mixture to the baking pan and press down firmly.

7

Top with Blueberry Filling, then crumble the remaining oat mixture on top.

8

Bake for 25–35 minutes, then let cool.

9

Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into bars.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars