Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Bars for Toddlers

by Eat Well with Lex

Hey there moms (and dads)! Blueberry baked oatmeal bars are soft, chewy treats packed with wholesome ingredients, making them the perfect healthy breakfast option for toddlers. Whether you’re looking for quick and healthy toddler meals or breakfast ideas for picky eaters, these blueberry oatmeal breakfast bars are sure to be a hit. Plus, they’re super easy to make and are a great toddler meal prep idea for grab-and-go breakfasts.

Want more healthy breakfast ideas for toddlers? Check out these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with hidden veggies! You’ll also like these Spinach Banana Pancakes.

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The best part about these blueberry oatmeal bars is how much my toddler enjoys them. She actually thinks they’re treats – she calls them “blueberry cake”! And let me tell you, seeing her happily munch away on something that’s not only delicious but also nutritious is a major win in my book. They’re not just loved by my toddler – they’re also a hit with us parents!

These breakfast bars for toddlers are truly a game-changer in our morning routine.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bars for Toddler Meal Prep

What I love most about these bars is how easy they are to make. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can whip up a batch of these bars in no time. Plus, they’re perfect for meal prep – I often make a big batch at the beginning of the week and have breakfast sorted for days. Plus, they freeze really well, so I can keep a stash in the freezer for those busy mornings when I need something quick and easy.

Blueberry baked oatmeal bars arranged on a white plate, ready to serve. eatwellwithlex.com

Ingredients for Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Bars

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats: Provides a hearty base for the bars.
  • Ripe banana, mashed: Adds natural sweetness and helps bind the ingredients together.
  • Maple syrup: Adds sweetness (optional)
  • Fresh or frozen wild blueberries: Bursting with juicy goodness and antioxidant-rich.
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg: Adds warmth and flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor
  • Baking powder: Helps the bars rise and become fluffy.
  • Non-dairy milk (such as almond milk, oat milk, or pea milk): Provides moisture and creaminess. We use Ripple Dairy Free Kids Milk.
  • Optional add-ins: Chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax, chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans): Boosts nutritional value and adds texture.
Ingredients for blueberry baked oatmeal bars.

How to Make Baked Oatmeal Bars

Here are the instructions for making the Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Bars:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a square baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed ripe banana, maple syrup, vanilla extract and non-dairy milk. To the same bowl add the old-fashioned rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. You should have a thick, but pourable batter-like consistency.

Gently fold in the fresh blueberries and any optional add-ins you desire, such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax, or chopped nuts.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. For the perfect bite sized for little hands, I like to sometimes bake these bars in Souper Cubes 2 Tbsp Silicone Freezer Tray.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are slightly crisp.

Remove from the oven and allow the oatmeal bars to cool in the baking dish for 10-15 minutes.Once cooled, carefully lift the bars out of the baking dish using the parchment paper and transfer them to a cutting board. Slice into individual bars or squares. If you baked these in the Souper Cubes, you won’t have to worry about cutting them into squares. Simply pop them out and store in an airtight container or leave them in the cubes and freeze.

Serve the blueberry baked oatmeal bars warm or at room temperature. Enjoy as a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option for toddlers and the whole family!

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or freeze for longer-term storage. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before serving, if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use instant oats instead of rolled oats?

While you can technically use instant oats, the texture may be different. Rolled oats provide a chewier texture, while instant oats might result in a softer consistency.

Can I use fresh or frozen blueberries?

Yes, you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries. If using frozen blueberries, there’s no need to thaw them before mixing them into the batter.

Can I use regular milk instead of non-dairy milk?

Absolutely! You can use any type of milk you prefer, including cow’s milk or any plant-based milk like almond, oat, pea or soy milk.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you’ve frozen the bars, you can store them in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag for up to 2-3 months.

Can I omit the sweeteners like maple syrup?

Yes, you can reduce or omit the sweeteners altogether if you prefer a less sweet option. The ripe banana and blueberries will still provide natural sweetness to the bars.

So, if you’re searching for healthy breakfast ideas that your kids will actually eat, look no further than these healthy blueberry oatmeal bars. They’re not just for toddlers – they’re also perfect as blueberry breakfast bars for kids of all ages. Trust me; these baked oatmeal bars will become a staple in your household in no time!

A hand holding a single blueberry oatmeal bar, highlighting its size and texture.

More Quick and Healthy Toddler Meals

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Homemade Broccoli Tots

Carrot Soup for Babies and Toddlers with Bone Broth

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Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Bars

Blueberry baked oatmeal bars are soft, chewy treats packed with wholesome ingredients, making them the perfect healthy breakfast option for toddlers. Whether you're looking for quick and healthy toddler meals or breakfast ideas for picky eaters, these blueberry oatmeal breakfast bars are sure to be a hit.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats the oats I use
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk such as almond milk, oat milk, or pea or soy milk. We use Ripple Kids Milk
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds hemp seeds, tablespoons ground flax, chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a square baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed ripe banana, maple syrup, vanilla extract and non-dairy milk. To the same bowl add the old-fashioned rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. You should have a thick, but pourable batter-like consistency.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries and any optional add-ins you desire, such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax, or chopped nuts.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. For the perfect bite sized for little hands, I like to sometimes bake these bars in Souper Cubes 2 Tbsp Silicone Freezer Tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are slightly crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the oatmeal bars to cool in the baking dish for 10-15 minutes.Once cooled, carefully lift the bars out of the baking dish using the parchment paper and transfer them to a cutting board. Slice into individual bars or squares. If you baked these in the Souper Cubes, you won't have to worry about cutting them into squares. Simply pop them out and store in an airtight container or leave them in the cubes and freeze.
  • Serve the blueberry baked oatmeal bars warm or at room temperature. Enjoy as a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option for toddlers and the whole family!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or freeze for longer-term storage. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before serving, if desired.

Notes

  • If using frozen blueberries, there’s no need to thaw them before mixing them into the batter.
  • Use any type of milk you prefer, including cow’s milk or any plant-based milk like almond, oat, pea or soy milk
  • Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you’ve frozen the bars, you can store them in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag for up to 2-3 months.
  • You can reduce or omit the sweeteners altogether if you prefer a less sweet option. The ripe banana and blueberries will still provide natural sweetness to the bars.
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