If you are looking for a bar recipe that uses fresh fruit and can pass as dessert, a snack, or breakfast, this is your recipe. These Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars are filled with fresh blueberries, hearty oats, and are so delicious!
These healthy Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars are both vegan and gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats. The best part is that they are a snap to whip up. Easy, healthy recipes that make everyone in my family happy are my favorite kind.
The ingredients are simple and let the blueberries shine. These bars are lightly sweet, but definitely not the kind of sweet that leaves you feeling icky afterwards. Does anyone else feel that way after eating something too sweet?
I use agave nectar as a sweetener here. I like it because it has a more neutral flavor than some other liquid sweeteners like maple syrup or honey. You can use either of those here, but the flavor profile will change slightly.
There’s a lot of controversy about whether agave nectar is a healthy sweetener. I’ve done my research and feel that, like other sweeteners, it’s acceptable in moderation. I don’t think any sweetener is good for you, especially if you use too much. I do think there is a lot of misinformation out there about agave nectar; you really have to be a scrupulous, discerning reader before you come to your own conclusion about this sweetener. You can’t believe every sensationalized article you come across before verifying the details.
Sorry about that little tangent, but I know at least one person will question my use of agave nectar, so I figured I’d answer the questions before they come in. Enough of that, though, how about we get to the recipe?!
Check out my new video showing the process!
How to Make Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars
This recipe was first published in 2014. Photos were updated and a video added in 2019.
If you have fresh strawberries on hand instead of blueberries, definitely give this recipe for Strawberry Oat Bars a try! (Also vegan and gluten free!)