Who said healthy eating doesn't include indulging in sweet treats?! At NextGeneration Nutrition, we believe balance is the key to leading a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Try these Blueberry Breakfast Bars as a healthy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert. These are nut-free, oil-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and vegan!
2 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
3 cups Oats (rolled, divided)
1Banana (very ripe, mashed)
3 tbsps Water
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°F). Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, smash the blueberries using the back of a fork. Combine with the maple syrup and arrowroot powder. Set aside.
Add half the oats to a food processor or blender to create oat flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with the remaining rolled oats, banana, and water.
Firmly press half of the oat mixture into a thin even layer in the baking pan. Spread the blueberry mixture on top and then crumble the remaining oat mixture over top of the blueberry layer. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Slice and enjoy!
Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days. Freeze for up to one month.
Serving Size: One serving equals one square.
Baking Dish: An 8 x 8-inch baking dish was used to create the standard nine servings.
More Flavor: Add vanilla extract, substitute half the blueberries with another fruit such as peaches or strawberries.
Additional Toppings: Maple syrup, honey, yogurt or nut butter.
No Banana: Use applesauce or pear puree instead.
Jessica Mantell M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.
CEO & Founder of NextGeneration Nutrition
NextGeneration Nutrition believes that better health should be accessible to everyone and that we all are able to improve our health through good nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle change. We do not support setting shame-based goals but encourages embracing our bodies, genetics, and personality. Our philosophy is abandoning the “One Size Fits All” mentality to create a personalized wellness plan based on your biological makeup and your lifestyle.
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