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Healthy Blueberry Crisp Bars


Description

These blueberry bars are delicious, nutritious, and give off some serious summer-time vibes.  With blueberry chia seed jam in the middle of two layers of crispy crust and drizzled with warm melted coconut butter, everyone is going to want one!


Ingredients

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For Filling

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

For the crust

Coconut Butter Drizzle (optional)

  • 1/4 cup coconut butter

Instructions

For the Blueberry Jam

  1. In a skillet, heat the blueberries over low heat. Once they begin to soften (~5 mins), mash them up with the back of a spatula, add in the coconut sugar and vanilla, and stir.  Turn off the heat and mix in the chia seeds, stirring continuously until it thickens up
  2. Pour the jam into a bowl and set aside to cool while you prepare the crust

For the crust

  1. Whisk together the rolled oats, oat flour, and coconut sugar
  2. Stir in the melted coconut oil, nut butter, and vanilla and press the mixture together until clumps of dough form.  Reserve 1 cup of dough to crumble on top
  3. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and press the dough into the bottom of the dish
  4. Spread blueberry jam onto top of the crust.  Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of dough on top
  5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the top starts to brown a little (it will be subtle); cool for 20 minutes

For the Coconut Butter Drizzle

  1. Heat the coconut butter in a double boiler (or use a make-shift one**) until it is thin
  2. Drizzle over top of cooled oat bars; cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

*Note : You can make your own oat flour at home by mixing 1 1/2 cups of oats in a food processor until it achieves a fine consistency

**Note : Heat a little water in a pot on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Place a skillet on top with your coconut butter. Stir the coconut butter until it thins out.  Add tsp coconut oil if needed to help it thin

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 198
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: Oat Bars, Blueberry Crisp Bars, Healthy Oatmeal Bars, Gluten-free Crisp Bars, Vegan Blueberry Bars