Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Hey there, friends! Happy Monday! I hope that your weekend was the perfect combination of fun and relaxing. I got caught up on some blog work this weekend, and also went bridesmaid dress shopping with my sister and mom on Sunday. It was a good weekend! 

I'm stopping by on this fine Monday morning with a recipe for a breakfast bar that might make weekday mornings a whole lot better and less hectic! 

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These Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are easy to make and one batch will last you for the entire work week. They're just sweet enough, and they're a wholesome choice for breakfast. Heat one up in the morning and top with maple syrup and I'm sure you'll have a smile on your face!

Have I sold you on these yet? They're good, guys! If you're not a blueberry fan I think that cut up apples would be delicious. Also, for some reason my blueberries kind of look like chocolate chips in the pictures, which would also be oh-so-delicious, but not as healthy :) 

I made a batch of these last night, and I'm looking forward to enjoying them all week long. I don't know about you guys, but once the cold mornings set in I have trouble drinking my typical smoothie. I want something warm, and I get bored with my usual bowl of oatmeal. So, I figured why not try some oatmeal bars?! Thanks to Crazy For Crust for this delicious recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used Trader Joe's frozen blueberries) 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11x7 or 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oats and milk. Gently fold in your blueberries. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 28-34 minutes, or until oatmeal is browned and not jiggly in the center. Cool slightly before serving. Serve with syrup, fruit, and/or vanilla yogurt. 
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This recipe is SO easy to make, and the perfect breakfast to heat up on the colder fall/winter mornings. It will only take you about ten minutes to make, so, if you have some extra time one night this week whip yourself up a batch! If you do, let me know what you think :) 

Happy Monday!