Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

These vegan and gluten-free blueberry oat bars in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill are guaranteed to satisfy everyone in your family, from your baby to your spouse! They’re naturally sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup and of course, blueberries. They’re packable, portable, meal prep and freezer friendly, too!

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

I’m not much of a baker, so when you see a baked recipe on this site, you know it’s super easy. I just like to mix everything together in a bowl or pan and bake it – which is exactly what this recipe is!

Especially now that I’m feeding my toddler, I am extra conscious about the quality of ingredients that I use in my cooking and baking, which is why I love to use Bob’s Red Mill. Their oats are high quality and I use them in all of my recipes that call for oats, from my Beet and Oat Muffins to these oatmeal squares.

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

I’ve also used their flaxseed meal to make flax eggs, which is a simple 1:2 ratio of ground flaxseed to water, stirred together and let sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. The flax and water gels up and creates a binding agent to replace eggs!

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

These oatmeal squares are made with finely crushed walnuts to squeeze in healthy, brain powering fats into your little ones’ diets (and yours!) Luca loved making these with me, because he got to sneak in some extra blueberries as we made this.

These oatmeal squares will make your whole kitchen smell delicious and are a guaranteed way to get you and your family to start the day off on the right nutritional foot – or to snack nutritiously!

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

If you’re not vegan or not interested in flax eggs, just substitute 2 eggs for the 2 flax eggs here. The texture will be firmer, but the flavor will be the same (aka just as delicious!)

Note: Although this post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, all opinions are my own, always. Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for supporting Inspiralized Kids.

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Serves 9 squares

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (if serving to baby/toddler, you may want to pulse these in a food processor to ensure no large chunks remain, as they are a choking hazard)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup*
  • 2 flax eggs**
  • 1.5 tablespoons melted coconut oil, brought to room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, half mashed and half kept whole
  • *can be omitted if you want to limit exposure to sugar.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. ?In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.
  3. ?In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, maple syrup (if using), flax eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, and mashed blueberries. Whisk until blended.
  4. Pour the wet into the dry mixture and stir well to combine. Pour into the bottom of the 8 x 8 baking dish. Top with remaining blueberries, pushing down into the mixture.
  5. ?Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nice and golden. Remove your baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares.
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11 comments

cHELSEA says:
THESE LOOK SO YUM AND AM DEFINITELY GOING TO MAKE FOR MY NEPHEWS FIRST BDAY AS A TREAT. CAN I SUB EGGS FOR THE FLAX EGGS? AND HOW MANY?
Carly Glazer says:
Yes! 1 egg per 1 flax egg!
Stephanie says:
Can you substitute the nuts for something else? If love to send these to school with my kiddo but they're nut free
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Stephanie! You could leave out the nuts all together!
Anonymous says:
I see that the ratio is 1:2 for fLax eggs bUt what is fhe actual measurement?? 1 tablespoon Of flax meal to 2 table spoons water?
Randy says:
Can you sub the COCONUT oil?
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Randy! We haven't tried it with any other oil, but definitely give it a try with your favorite cooking oil and let us know how they turn out!
Bethany says:
Have you tried to freeze these?
Bethany says:
Nevermind! I just read above...
Kaye says:
I made these yesterday and I was so disappointed. They ended up being soft and totally flavorless. I think I would need a lot more sweetener to make these appetizing. They also had to cook probably double the time listed in the recipe. Just wanted to share my experience.
Meaghan says:
Kaye! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We're always advocates for adjusting recipes to your own preferences and on occasion, cook time can vary from appliance to appliance. We so appreciate your feedback!

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