Banana Blueberry Oat Bars
These are my favorite breakfast for so many reasons. They are simple to make, sugar free and taste amazing. They are simply put: grab-and-go perfection. Please don’t sleep on these.
No one can beat these healthy and naturally sweet ingredients. I used two medium sized ripe bananas, so that is why applesauce was added. If you have two LARGE bananas, you can skip the applesauce. The bananas provide the sweetness here so that we can skip the excess sugar. We used almond milk (what the nutritional information is based on) but you can use any milk you have on hand.
The other sweetener is maple syrup, but you can switch it for some honey. These bars are so versatile, where you can sub in anything you like for the blueberries like chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, etc. The next version of these will definitely be with some chocolate.
You make also like my Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread or Healthy Blueberry Crumb Bars.
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Banana Blueberry Oat Bars
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk (of choice)
- 3 tbs maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2¼ cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8" brownie pan with parchment paper.
- Mash your bananas in a large bowl. Mix in the apple sauce. Add in the eggs, milk, syrup and vanilla and mix.
- Stir in the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and blueberries. Transfer your batter to the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until starting to turn golden on the sides. Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes then remove and cool on rack prior to slicing.
Would frozen blueberries work? I have a ton frozen that we harvested this summer.
I haven’t tried it but yes, the frozen blueberries should be good here.
Tried it with the frozen blueberries and it worked great! So easy, so delicious. Nice to have this for breakfast during a busy work week!
Hi Amanda! Yes, perfect breakfast and or snack! Thank you for taking the time to rate and comment!
If I don’t have applesauce can I use butter
These are delicious and were so easy to make. Everyone loves them, thank you!!
I’ve made this twice and shared your recipe with many friends. Delicious and very moist.
Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing the site with your friends! This is one of my favorite breakfasts!
Could you use almond milk? These look terrific!
Definitely can use almond milk! Enjoy Ashley!!
Can’t wait to make these! How should leftovers be stored?
Hi Lynn, you will love these! I would store them on the counter for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. Both in an airtight container.
Can these be stored in the freezer afterwards?
Hi Garret, In my experience they should be good with freezing them.
These are incredibly tasteful and healthy! My whole family loves them. I’ve found that if I freeze them in single serving size they keep longer and taste very fresh when microwaved. I’ve tried blueberries and peaches. I use 4 bananas, no applesauce and a full cup of fruit.
Hi Sandy, I love your feedback and thank you for taking the time to share it with us! I’m sure it will be useful! Cheers!