No-Bake Blueberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe For An On-The-Go Breakfast

Are you looking for a sweet treat with a healthy twist? Well, then we here at Health Digest have got you covered! These no-bake blueberry oatmeal bars are as easy as pie (Actually, they're way easier than pie, but you know what we mean.), and as the name says, they involve zero baking. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn, owner of YouCare-SelfCare, is the mastermind behind this delicious recipe which you can serve as a healthy breakfast treat. 

Hahn shares that the best part about this simple recipe is the make-ahead factor. "My favorite part is this is a great make ahead breakfast. I also love that there is no refined sugar added," she says. "As a wellness coach, I love using raw honey as a sweetener, because it offers other health benefits."

If you have a sweet tooth, but are also mindful of eating healthy, then these no-bake blueberry oatmeal bars are seriously the way to your heart. They are simple, easy to whip up, and require little to no mess when all is said and done. Make them for your guests, and they'll think you are a world-class cook. Keep scrolling to find out how to throw together this tasty blueberry dish for your next get-together or just because.

Gather the ingredients to whip up these no-bake blueberry oatmeal bars

There are only a few ingredients that you will need to gather from your pantry to get things started. As far as nuts go, you'll need walnuts, almonds, and unsalted sunflower seeds for this recipe. Alternatively, Hahn says that you can sub strawberries for blueberries, but make sure to chop or dice them. You'll also need some rolled oats and a few dried fruits, including dried cranberries or cherries. Can you already tell how healthy and delicious this treat is going to be?

In addition, the recipe calls for a few other items, including butter and honey. To keep things fresh, you'll need two big cups of blueberries. To round out the ingredients, grab a little cinnamon and salt. Now, it's time to whip up something incredibly yummy for dessert or snack time. This recipe is sure to be a winner, and you'll find yourself making it time and time again.

Line a baking dish, and chop the nuts

The first two steps to this recipe are super simple. First, you'll want to grab a 9x9-inch baking dish from your stash. Cover it with parchment paper, and then set it aside. Grab a cutting board in addition to your almonds and walnuts, and chop them up. If you have an allergy to either of these, there is an alternative available. "Instead of nuts, you can sub a mixture of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds," Hahn says. "You can also use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter."

Mix the oats, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries

Take out a big bowl so you can begin to mix everything together. This step is one of the most important parts of the recipe, because it combines most of the ingredients. In the bowl, mix the nuts with oats, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries or cherries. Be sure to stir well, so everything is evenly distributed. After all, everyone will want to taste a little bit of each ingredient in every bite! 

Once everything appears to be blended well, give yourself a little pat on the back and head to the next step. You're a step closer to yumminess.

Add more to the mixture

Once you have the first set of ingredients well-stirred together, you'll want to add the rest of the items to the mix. Grab your almond butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Add these four ingredients to the bowl, and mix them together very well. At this point, you'll also fold in all of your fresh, plump blueberries. Again, you want to make sure that everything is mixed nicely, and there's not too much of one thing in a particular spot.

Freeze the mixture

Grab the baking dish that you had set aside earlier. Add the finished mixture to it, and press down firmly. It will look so pretty with pops of blue scattered throughout. You'll want to dig in already, but refrain from doing so. 

Next, you will put the baking dish into your freezer to set. Hahn recommends freezing for one to two hours. Alternatively, you can also make these delicious treats in another form by simply rolling balls instead of pressing them into a pan.

Slice the blueberry oatmeal bars, and enjoy

The last step is the best, because it means you're just about done! Remove the mixture from the freezer, and cut it into 18 squares. If you chose to roll the mixture into balls instead of using the pan, then your treats are ready to enjoy. Get a pretty platter and even a paper doily that you can pick up from your local dollar store. Once these delicious treats are displayed so nicely, everyone you serve them to will think it took so much longer than it did to prepare them. (And don't worry — your secret is safe with us.)

These are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Be sure to share with friends, because these are sure to be a major hit! According to Hahn, "These are great to serve with coffee or tea, milk, yogurt, or include them in a brunch. I love to have a healthy snack on-the-go!" We agree. Not only are these great, healthy treats to have at home, but also to pack up to enjoy on your next picnic, hike, or bike ride in Ziplock bags.

No-Bake Blueberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe For An On-The-Go Breakfast
5 from 39 ratings
These no-bake blueberry oatmeal bars are healthy treats to have at home, but also great to pack up and enjoy on your next picnic, hike, or bike ride.
Prep Time
Cook Time
plate of blueberry oatmeal bars
Total time: 8 minutes
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 2 cups dry rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Chop up the walnuts and almonds.
  3. Mix the chopped-up walnuts and almonds with the oats, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries or dried cherries.
  4. Add in the almond butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt to the oats mixture. Mix well.
  5. Fold in the fresh blueberries.
  6. Add the mixture to your prepared baking dish, and press down firmly. (You can roll into small balls instead, if you'd prefer.)
  7. Put it into the freezer for 1 to 2 hours to set.
  8. Remove from the freezer, and cut into 18 squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Calories per Serving 148
Total Fat 7.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Total Sugars 10.2 g
Sodium 33.8 mg
Protein 3.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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