I do not know about you, but I am a bar junkie so this Blueberry Oat Bar recipe screams my name. I love bars because I can grab them quickly when running out the door and sometimes they replace sweets for my lunches or afternoon cravings.
To make these bars, start by mixing the applesauce, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla in a bowl. Toss the oats, nuts, and dried fruit into a food processor and blend until it is an even consistency. Add in your applesauce mixture and pulse together until everything is evenly blended. Line an 8x8x2 inch pan with parchment paper. Add the oat mixture to the pan and bake at 350F for about 20-30 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the pan and slice into bars once they have cooled.
I love having homemade bars on hand for those days on the go or making them for those road trips when you know you’ll be looking for a yummy snack. Have you made your own energy bars before? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of dried blueberries or dates
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix applesauce, honey and optional cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl
Toss oats, nuts and dried fruit to food processor, blend until it is an even, chunky consistency
Add in applesauce mixture and pulse until evenly blended
Line 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan with parchment paper
Add oat mixture to pan
Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes or until the edges are brown
Remove from pan and slice into bars
You will need parchment paper