These flourless (gluten free -- See Note 1) blueberryoatmealbars are soft and chewy. They're loaded with oats, sweet dried blueberries, and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. These bars are made with better-for-you, wholesome ingredients.
Keyword Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
1cup (93g)old fashioned oats
1/3cup (32g)blended up oats (oat flour)
1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
1/3cup (80g)creamy peanut butter
1/4cup (48g)melted coconut oil
1/3cup (63g)light brown sugar,lightly packed
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1largeegg yolk(save the whites for another recipe or discard them)
3/4teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1/16teaspoon (tiny pinch)fine sea salt
1/2 to 3/4tablespoonmilk (any milk works; I used whole milk)
For the bars:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper with an overhang. (These will be near impossible to get out if you don't use it)
To make oat flour, just place old fashioned or quick oats in a blender and pulse until they resemble flour. Measure AFTER blending to make sure you have the right amount.
Combine the all the ingredients except the dried blueberries in a large bowl and stir until smooth and well combined. Add in the dried blueberries and stir. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake for 23-26 minutes or until set at the edges (it does look slightly wet in the center, but as long as it doesn't jiggle it's done. The bars will firm up as they cool; be careful to not over bake.)
For the vanilla drizzle:
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl starting with only 1/2 tablespoon milk. Whisk briskly until a very thick glaze has formed. Add up to 1/4 tablespoon milk if needed.
Transfer the glaze to a plastic resealable bag and cut off the very tip. Once the bars have cooled, drizzle the glaze over the bars.
Store these blueberry oatmeal bars in an airtight bag or container at room temperature. These bars are best enjoyed within 2-3 days of making. Leftovers can be frozen and later thawed at room temperature.
To freeze: wrap individual bars tightly in plastic wrap and then place individually wrapped bars in an airtight freezer-safe container.
Note 1: these bars are naturally gluten free, but ensure all the products you use are indeed gluten free and aren't processed in an environment with other gluten products