Healthy, filling, and delicious, these Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars tick all the boxes for a great grab-n-go breakfast, a lunch box snack, or an afternoon pick-me-up. They are a whiz to put together and make your kitchen smell amazing too.
Grab and Go Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
These Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars have been in the 'recipe testing' phase for such a long time.
Every time I thought I cracked it, the bloody thing would fall apart when I tried to take it out of the baking dish, and I would have to start all over again.
What a pain...I am happy to report that this version works perfectly though, which I am all kinds of excited about.
I also never ever want to eat blueberry oatmeal bars again given how many I went through to get here!
Ingredients and Substitutions
During the summer months, I like to make sure I have a variety of homemade snacks on hand that we can just grab and go for our morning outings.
These coconut and blueberry oatmeal bars fit the bill perfectly.
They fill little bellies up with all the right things:
- oats: I use old fashioned rolled oats, if you need them to be gluten-free then be sure to check the packaging;
- cinnamon: ground cinnamon adds a great little pop of flavor;
- plain yogurt: I use full fat plain yogurt, but you can also use a plant-based yogurt if you prefer;
- milk: I tend to use almond milk in baking, but you can use any milk of choice;
- unsweetened applesauce: sub in mashed banana or pumpkin puree if you prefer;
- coconut oil: you can always sub in another cooking oil of choice if you prefer;
- coconut sugar: you can always sub in another granulated sweetener of choice, just be sure to check conversion amounts depending on they type you choose to use;
- eggs: average sized eggs, not extra large;
- blueberries: you can use fresh or dried. Frozen blueberries can work as well, but they can lead to the mix becoming a little on the soggy side.
What do you like to pack for summer outings?
Leave your ideas in the comments so everyone can get a little bit of inspiration.
If you are looking for some more portable snacks then be sure to check these guys out:
- Peach and Blueberry Pie Bars
- Hney Almond and Tahini Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars
- Freezer Friendly Apple Vanilla and Blueberry Mini Muffins
- Peanut Butter Choc Chip Bars
Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup plain yogurt of choice (I used whole milk yogurt)
- ⅔ cup milk of choice
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup blueberries, fresh or dried
- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray (I use fractionated coconut oil).
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon .
- In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, applesauce, coconut oil, coconut sugar and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour batter into baking pan and spread evenly in pan.
- Cook for about 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares and storing in an airtight container in the fridge.