Mouth drooling. Knees weak. Arms heavy. These blueberry oat snack bars have left me with ALL the feels thanks to the lovely Kendra Peterson with Drizzle Kitchen.

The thing I love most about this recipe (other than the taste) is the ingredient list! This isn't one of those recipes where you have to hit the bulk section for 1 tbsp of this and 1 tsp of that. Does anyone else despise that or is it just me?

"Not too sweet, not too gummy and not to difficult" hits the nail on the head when describing these beauties!

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BLUEBERRY OAT SNACK BARS

Makes 12 scrumptious bars (or one giant sit on the couch and devour out of the pan serving, no judging) 

INGREDIENTS: 

- 2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed blueberries

- 3 tbsp ground flax seed

- 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest

- 2 tbsp maple syrup

CRUST

- 2 ripe bananas, mashed

- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

- 2 tbsp maple syrup

-2 tbsp lemon zest

- 1 cup old fashioned oats

- 1 cup quinoa flour

- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (or cinnamon) 

- 1/4 lightly ground almonds or pumpkin seeds

WHAT TO DO

1.Preheat oven to 350 and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl mix together the blueberries, flax meal, lemon zest and maple syrup. Set aside. If you are using fresh blueberries lightly mash some of them with the back of a fork.

3. In another medium bowl mix together all the crust ingredients until evenly moistened. Reserve about 1 cup for the topping and press the rest into the 8×8 pan.

4. Spoon the blueberry mixture on top of the bottom crust and then sprinkle reserve crust on top.

5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.

6. Let sit about an hour and then slice and enjoy!

ENJOY!

If you haven't checked out the Drizzle Kitchen yet, prepare your taste buds. Find them here and here. Kendra is a total sweat heart and the story of Drizzle Kitchen is extremely inspiring. Have a listen to her recent interview on the She Did It Her Way Podcast here. One of my favourite podcasts (so many #wcw developed from that cast).

If you are looking for some other healthy, easy recipes you can sign up for my free e-book by clicking here or check out these vegan cinnamon rolls I recently fell in love with.

Stay strong. Be the fire.

Dunnebells.

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