Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Happy Valentines Day!!

What are you guys doing to celebrate? Dave and I are having a super romantic day... and by romantic I mean definitely not romantic. LOL.

We both have to work all day and then Dave has a basketball game. So I'll probably go to the gym after work and then maybe pick myself up something super yummy for dinner? :)

Neither of us are really into this holiday, so obvi no big deal. I don't think we've ever done anything for it actually... hmm... are we weird?? Idk. Probably.

Lord, ANYWAYS... Before I get more off topic, let's chat about what this post is actually about: BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS. 

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I've had quite the sweet tooth this past week and I think it's all the Valentines Day marketing seeping into my subconscious. 

This past weekend I was feeling some sort of baked treat, and I had a ton of blueberries on hand, so I thought maybe a blueberry oatmeal bake could be good. I tried a couple different ideas but eventually landed on blueberry oatmeal bars.

They are minimal effort, sooooo yummy, and make your house smell amazing. Plus they are versatile. 

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Looking for a sweet breakfast: oatmeal bars. 

Looking for a healthy dessert: oatmeals bars + vanilla ice cream

Looking for a smoothie bowl topping: chop up an oatmeal bar and throw it on top. 

If you aren't in to blueberries, or cant get any right now, or if they are too expensive where you live (the struggle is real certain times of the year)... then I'm sure you could switch them out for another fruit. 

Other fruits you could use: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, banana slices(?), apple (omg yasss), peach? You get the idea. 

The recipe card is below. Try it out & let me know what you think. 

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xo - cort. 

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BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, divided
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk of choice (I used oat milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 8x8 casserole dish with parchment paper. Lightly spray with oil if desired. Set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Stir until well combined. Slowly pour in the melted coconut oil. Stir until the dry ingredients are evenly wet. The mix should be slightly clumpy. Set aside a 1/2 cup of the mixture. 3. Press the oat mixture into the lined casserole dish. Spread 1 cup of the blueberries over the oatmeal. Squeeze lemon juice evenly over the berries and then add sprinkle a 1/2 tablespoon of coconut sugar.4. Top with remaining berries and then the remaining coconut sugar (1/2 tablespoon). Sprinkle the reserved oatmeal mixture over the top. 5. Place the oatmeal bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, until its fragrant, and golden. Remove from the oven and let it completely cool. You can also place it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to speed this process up. 6. While the oatmeal bake is cooling, prepare your sweet glaze. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk of choice, and vanilla extract. You should get a thick(ish) icing-like consistency. Set aside on the counter or in the fridge. 7. Once completely cooled, remove the bars from the casserole dish by lifting both sides of the parchment paper. Drizzle with sweet glaze and slice the bake in rows of three. Enjoy! * Will last in a sealed container in the fridge for 4-5 days, or they can be frozen for future use.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: ~9 oatmeal bars