Blueberry Oatmeal Granola Bars

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*Note: My granola bars turned out amazing! I altered the original recipe quite a bit, mostly out of laziness. I was out of a lot of ingredients and did not feel like driving to the store and therefore, improvised. If you are considering making these, it might be worth taking a glance at the original recipe (link below) to get a sense for the changes I made.

Ingredients:

Base:

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup slivered almonds

4 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon unsalted butter (or coconut oil)

1 teaspoon salt

1½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 bananas

1½ teaspoons vanilla

1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein

Topping:

½ cup old fashioned oats

1 cup slivered almonds

1/4 cup raisins

1 cup fresh organic blueberries

¼ cup of almond milk (or coconut milk)

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

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Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350°. Line 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper, lightly grease with coconut oil (nonstick cooking spray)

2.) Combine all base ingredients in mixer and beat until thoroughly completely combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly with spatula.

3.) Bake for 8-10 minutes.

4.) Combine ingredients for the topping in medium bowl and stir to combine.

5.) Remove the pan from oven, spread topping evenly over and lightly press down into base. Bake an additional 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from A Healthy Life for Me’s “Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars”

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