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!
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!
- 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)
- 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.
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 :)