Blueberry Oatmeal Bars have been on repeat here for weeks and we still can’t get enough! Only thing stopping us is running out of blueberries. Not even these hot temps can stop me from turning on the oven to bake these bars. We’ve picked buckets of them but finally ran out yesterday and planning on picking some but it was raining so no Blueberry Oatmeal Bars this morning unless I break out some we froze.
I’m a huge fan of crisps, and as you probably already know obsessed with oats even more since Baby G was born. Blueberries also have a special place in my heart as it was only a couple days before blueberry picking 2 years ago, and the day I took yet another test because I didn’t believe them when we picked blueberries. I remember being an emotional wreck picking them. Followed by living off blueberry pancakes.
Fast forward to Baby G being 16 months old and loving these Blueberry Oatmeal Bars as much as his mama! As does the rest of the family. Perfect as is for breakfast or with yogurt and even delicious for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Since we’ve been making these every other day I’ve been playing with the recipe a little. If you want more of a baked oatmeal with a nice layer of blueberry inside I use a little more apple sauce and bake slightly longer (per recipe).
For a little more crumble crunch like a crisp and the blueberries not cooked down as much I use a little less apple sauce, bake a little less, and add a little more coconut palm sugar (see notes). I’ve even made them with my blueberry chia jam and swapped ground chia seeds for corn starch as a thickener. But went with the recipe I did as it was quick and easy and uses ingredients most people have on hand.
Hoping we have more blueberries on hand soon since we can’t pick apples for another couple months. If Baby G liked raspberries I could go out to the garden and pick some but he isn’t a fan. Although he loves these oatmeal bars so much I might just try because he doesn’t like green beans either except cold ones he picks from the garden. Kids I tell ya.
Funny that I almost shared this recipe last Monday when my co-host Deborah shared her Oatmeal Blueberry Pie Bars so if you don’t have apple sauce but have bananas check out her recipe.
There might just be tears tomorrow morning without our Blueberry Oatmeal Bars, mine not Baby G’s.
What foods are you loving this summer?
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