There’s something so satisfying about homemade wild blueberry oat bars, layered with coconut cream cheese. Full of antioxidants and a clean recipe, these are easy to make a sure crowd-pleaser for all ages.
A few weeks ago, as summer has continued to draw out, the kids and I got busy creating this recipe. We wanted something simple to make, easy to eat and after making several wild blueberry recipes, this is what we ended up with.
How to Serve Wild Blueberry Oat Bars
In our house, no one can resist taste-testing a new recipe. So, the kids and husband had a bowl right out of the oven topped with coconut-based vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of some leftover blueberry sauce.
The rest of the bars I left cool on the counter and then popped then in the fridge for the night. By the next day, the bars were sturdy enough to be cut and eaten like a granola bar.
No matter how you like your wild blueberry oat bars, they are guaranteed delicious.
We make a lot of recipes around here with frozen wild blueberries and we only buy them from Wyman’s. Want to find Wyman’s near you? Check out their store locator to easily find your favorite Wyman’s products.
Wild Blueberry Benefits
All blueberries are superfoods, but wild blueberries, pack a much bigger nutrition punch than your typical cultivated blueberry. They even taste better!
Small but mighty, wild blueberries have more total antioxidant capacity (ORAC) than almost all of the typical fruits and vegetables. They also have a considerably higher ORAC value than their bigger cousins, cultivated blueberries.
In fact, in the first human study of its kind, researchers demonstrated that anthocyanin-rich Wild Blueberries are highly beneficial in maintaining memory function.
Wild Blueberry Oat Bars Ingredients
Besides just switching out white refined sugar with coconut sugar, we added some more nutrient-dense ingredients:
Old fashioned oats: Oats are incredibly nutritious that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and plant compounds. In addition, oats can lower your cholesterol and protect LDL cholesterol from damage.
Flaxeed Meal: Our recipe calls for a 1/2 a cup of flaxseed meal. We do add this to as many recipes as we can — to our Banana Bread pancakes, our delicious Pumpkin Bread, and our Gingerbread Spice Cake. For all of our favorite benefits of flaxseed meal, click here.
Coconut-based Cream Cheese: We prefer Miyoko’s cream cheese to all of the other non-dairy cream cheeses. They don’t use fillers or unrecognizable ingredients. It is one of the best cream cheese alternatives and is easy to work with when baking these wild blueberry oat bars.
Wild Blueberries: As we explained above, we just love wild blueberries, especially from Wyman’s. If you want to learn more about why we love wild blueberries, click here.
If you’re ready to make this delicious, layered and creamy oat bar, just click the button below to see our original recipe over on Wyman’s Website.