Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat, Hummusapien’s vegan blueberry oatmeal bars burst with good-for-you ingredients like whole grain oats, blueberries and chia seeds. Pass them off as dessert with a scoop of vanilla Greek yogurt or ice cream!
Grab-and-Go Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars
For the blueberry chia jam:
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
For the bars:
- 1 cup oat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with coconut oil or cooking spray.
Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add blueberries, chia seeds and maple syrup. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Use a potato masher to smash blueberries for the “jam” layer. Set aside.
Combine oats, oat flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
Add applesauce, maple syrup and coconut oil, stirring to combine.
Set aside a heaping half cup of the oat mixture and then press the rest evenly into the prepared pan. Top with blueberry chia jam, spreading evenly with a spoon or spatula.
Sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture on top.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into 12 bars.
Store in the refrigerator.
Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 1 bar
Per serving: Calories: 157; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 102mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 3g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 47mg; Iron: 6%; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 3%; Calcium: 2%