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Blackberry Oat Bars

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 bars


  • Blender


  • 2 pints fresh blackberries or 1 12-oz. bag frozen blackberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 cups rolled oats (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients, smashing some berries while mixing. Set aside.
  • Blend 1 1/2 cups oats in a blender or food processor to a fine flour.
  • Combine processed oats, remaining 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add applesauce, honey and oil. Mix until well combined.
  • Firmly and evenly press half of crust into bottom of baking dish.
  • Pour blackberry mixture on top of crust.
  • Sprinkle remaining oat mixture on top. Press topping lightly into blackberry mixture with a spatula.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely. Cut into bars.



Store these oat bars individually wrapped in the freezer then thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying in the morning.
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