Healthy (Blueberry) Oatmeal Bars

3:32 PM


I realized I had been posting a lot of cupcake recipes. So I thought I'd take a little break and visit some other yummy sweets! These bars came from my oatmeal cookies and trail mix bars. I thought, perhaps, it was time to make a yummy dessert (or just a snack) that was also healthy!

While these are pictured with blueberries, they can be made with anything else from fruit, nuts, to chocolate chips. Please share a picture if you do make them with something else!

Ingredients:

- 1/4 C Canola oil
- 1/4 C Unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 C Brown Sugar (optional)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 C Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 C Rolled oats
* 1/2 C to 1 C Blueberries
While these are pictured with blueberries, they can be made with anything else from fruit, nuts, to chocolate chips. Please share a picture if you do make them with something else!

Directions:

- Preheat your oven to 400.
- Prepare a 9 x 9 baking pan (spraying, lining with parchment paper, or lining with butter)
- Whisk together the brown sugar, applesauce, and canola oil.
- Add the egg and vanilla.
- Begin whisking in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Once the mixture gets too thick (and it will get too thick), switch to a spatula or spoon.
- Add the oats.
- Last, add your blueberries or addition of your choice. Since the mixture is so thick, odds are some of the blueberries will not fold in nice and pretty like. A couple of mine decided to get squished-- but that's ok!
- Transfer the batter to your prepared 9 x 9 pan. It is a bit of an effort to smooth it and make sure there aren't any holes or things like then when putting it in the pan, but don't be discouraged! They come out beautifully.
- Cook for 11 to 14 minutes. Test with a knife or tooth pick, making sure it comes out clean with no batter sticking, before removing from the oven.
- If you did not line the pan with parchment paper, let the bars cool in the pan for a good 10 minutes. If you lined it with parchment paper, you can remove them and let them cool on the cooling rack for a shorter period of time.

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7 comments

  1. Hi!

    You joined My Sweet Party in May and in a few days I’ll feature my top three favourites. So make sure to visit soon to see if your recipe was one of my favourites.

    Today there’s a new month and a new theme. I really hope you’d like to join again! Btw yourbars would be a great contribution, they look yummie:-)

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/06/my-sweet-party-june-summer-fruits.html

    XX

    Johanna

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  2. I'll definitely look for it, Johanna! I posted to your new party :). Thanks for visiting! Would love if you became a follower.

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  3. Delicious bars! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Eftychia, I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  5. I had been looking for blueberry bars that did not contain a lot of butter so I was so happy to find these. Healthy, simple to make and very good!

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    1. I'm glad you were happy with the recipe! Hope they turned out delicious for you!

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