If I see blueberries in any dish on the menu, I’m most likely going to order it. I’m a lover of blueberry pancakes, muffins, blueberry cakes, and the list goes on. They are my favorite fruits, and I’m so excited to see the new blueberry bushes I bought for myself grow this summer. My guest bedroom is currently filled with potted fruits since that space gets the most sunlight. It’s how I get my garden fix in the middle of the winter. I’m hoping they produce enough to get thrown into all of my dishes, including summer salads! I eat almost four pints of blueberries per week, so growing my own maybe my best investment.
Being pregnant, I sometimes get these crazy hunger pangs out of nowhere. I love having something healthy in the fridge to eat; otherwise, I’ll grab the quickest snack like chips, chocolate candies, or anything lying around. I was making my chocolate blender bars for a while to help during those moments, but when I ran out of chocolate chips, I decided to make them with blueberries! I love these bars, and if you’re a blueberry fan, you need to try them out! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, made with healthy ingredients like oats, eggs, cinnamon, honey, banana, almond butter, blueberries, almond milk, etc.
These blueberry blender bars are perfect for keeping in the fridge for on-the-go moments or for making your morning routine easier. It doesn’t get much easier than throwing all the ingredients into a blender, pouring it into a pan, and baking! There’s no way to mess this recipe up, and it’s a fun one to incorporate your kids. I always enjoyed eating foods I helped my mom bake as a kid. That is the one thing I loved about her parenting, she always had me get involved with her tasks, and it always made me feel so important. I think she’s the reason I have a love for gardening and cooking. She would always spend her weekends wearing overalls covered in mud from head to toe, and I would be right next to her with my little shovel and watering can.
I love the simple ingredients in this recipe, and you most likely already have all of them in your kitchen.
Ingredients + simple swaps:
Oats – quick oats or whole oats work!
Almond Milk – Any milk alternative will work for this recipe
Extra Ripened Banana
Almond Butter – Any nut butter will work!
Blueberries – you can use cranberries, white chocolate chips, raspberry, raisins, or any filler!
Honey – or your choice of sweetener
Egg – I have not tried this recipe with any egg substitutes
Watch the recipe video below to see how easy these are bars are to make!
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Blender Bars
- 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Large Extra Ripened Banana (or 1 1/2 medium)
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/2 Cup Creamy Almond Butter
- 2 Tsps Vanilla
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 Cups Oats
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 375-degrees
- Add almond milk, banana, honey, almond butter, vanilla, egg, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to a blender.
- Blend at a medium-low speed, use a spatula to scrape the edges, and continue to blend until all the ingredients are combined. **Do not over blend. You should still be able to see specs of oats**
- Fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Pour the batter into a greased or lined 9in by 13in baking dish. Top with extra blueberries, and bake for 40-minutes. Use the toothpick method to determine whether they're done. If you are using a different-sized baking dish, that is fine! Just pay attention to the baking time. If you're using a bigger pan, they'll be done sooner.
- Let the bars cool for about 45-minutes before slicing into them.
These bars are super filling, and I love pairing them with my Greek yogurt and morning iced coffee. I’m telling you, fellow blueberries lovers, you’re going to fall madly in love with these. Kyle loves having these bars available right after he gets off the Peloton. I’m stuffing my face with one right now. They taste like perfect blueberry muffins but in bar form.
I’m thinking about making a blender banana bread for the following recipe post. I have so many bananas I need to use up this week, and sometimes I don’t feel like pulling out my big mixer to make banana bread, and the blender would be so much more convenient! I also love the idea of making banana bread with oats instead of flour for my morning snacks. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes!
I hope you are all having a great holiday break! I have a fun NYE recipe coming to the blog Thursday! 💜
Questions for you!
- What is one ingredient you look for on a menu?
- Do you have any goals set for the new year?
- What kind of recipes/blog posts would you like to see from me in 2022?
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