Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They’re perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

St. Patrick’s Day is only days away and I have nothing to show for it this year.  I wanted to get a new Irish soda bread recipe for you this year among other things and it just hasn’t happened for reasons that I don’t want to bore you with.

I’m not going to apologize for the lack of new Irish fare because St. Patrick’s Day recipes are only good once a year.  These Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are more useful because they’re something you can make and enjoy all year long.

That’s pretty good reasoning isn’t it?

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

These Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars have been a long time coming.   I made them twice last year but I didn’t think they stacked up and vowed to get the recipe right.

Obviously I got side tracked (it happens!) and I just recently got around to revisiting the recipe.  I knew exactly what changes I wanted to make, and they worked out perfectly.

These bars are adapted from my Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars, which have gotten so many rave reviews!

Read the comments on this pin to see for yourself –> Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars pin

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

When I was testing this Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bar recipe, they were quite crumbly and a little on the dry side compared to peanut butter bars.

I decided to add a little creaminess to the equation with some almond milk (you can substitute whatever type of milk you have on hand), and that did the trick!

Banana and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations (see this bread and this smoothie for proof), and I’ll make it any chance I get.

The almond butter was the perfect compliment to those flavors.  If there was a trio that was meant to be, this is it.

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

These bars are wholesome, hearty and flourless with no refined sugar.  I love using maple syrup, but you can certain substitute that with honey, coconut sugar or whatever you have on hand.

The texture of these bars is soft, but they’re packed with old fashioned rolled oats which gives them a nice chew.  The plump, juicy blueberries give them a blueberry muffin-like appeal that never hurts!

These Banana Blueberry Almond Butter Oat Bars are a great make ahead breakfast or snack that will keep for up to 3-4 days.  They’re great heated for breakfast and are portable for snacks.

The hardest part is trying to decide when to eat them!

I like to enjoy them all day long. 🙂

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, flourless bars with no refined sugar.  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

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Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Homemade Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Oat Bars are wholesome, delicious bars with no refined sugar or flour.  They’re perfect for breakfast and snacks! {GF, DF, VEG}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural almond butter, stirred well
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed (about 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and patted dry

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the almond butter and coconut oil in a large heat proof bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds or until melted.  Stir well to combine.
  3. Add the banana, almond milk, egg, maple syrup, baking powder and vanilla extract and stir until well incorporated.  Stir in the oats, then gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown.
  5. Remove from heat and cool on a wire rack.  Cut into bars and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on the quantities consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.
  • This recipe is easily scaled in half and baked in an 8×8 square baking dish.  Use one egg as listed here and cut all of the remaining ingredients in half.
  • Bars are stored in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.  They’re great heated for breakfast and are portable for on the go snacks!

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 15 bars, Serving Size: 1 bar

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 238
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Sodium: 13mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 7g