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These No Bake Blueberry Almond Granola Bars are a simple and easy breakfast to start any day.
It’s no secret that breakfast can be the hardest meal to get motivated to make and put on the table. Especially now that the school year is starting and everyone is trying to get back on schedule, it’s more important than ever to find an easy breakfast recipe that I know everyone will love.
What I love most about this recipe is that it literally requires no baking at all and it’s actually great for breakfast or as a quick and easy kid snack.
All you’ll need are a few simple ingredients to create this delicious granola bar recipe!
What’s the secret to making really good homemade granola bars?
Can I let you in on a little secret? I’ve made a lot of granola recipes in my life…some have been good, some haven’t and some left me wishing that I just would have found this no bake granola bar recipe before I attempted to make any others.
I tweaked the original recipe we posted first on our craft site a few years back at least 3 times and updated it here to make it even better! I found our first recipe to crumble too easily, as tends to be the case with no bake granola bars.
The flavor combination of the blueberry and almonds is a match made in taste bud heaven. The light natural sweetness of the blueberries paired with the crunch of the almonds has a great texture.
Are granola bars really healthy?
If you look at the list of ingredients, these no bake granola bars offer some great nutrients that are a good start to the day.
And when you really stop and compare it to other store-bought breakfast options, it’s much better than feeding the kids a cereal bar with added sugar and preservatives.
Can you use fresh blueberries in this recipe?
I’ve honestly not tried it and don’t know if I would recommend doing so.
If you were to make this recipe using fresh blueberries, you’re taking the chance of having a ton of juice or liquid leak out onto all the other ingredients. I highly recommend following the recipe as it’s posted below to get the best outcome, taste, and flavor; unless you want soggy granola bars, which no one wants.
What’s the trick to keeping no bake granola bars from crumbling too easily?
That was my one pet peeve with making no bake granola bars. On one hand they are super easy, one bowl concoctions that require no oven time, but on the other they do tend to crumble easily!
My trick? I keep them in the freezer! Once they are cut into bars, I keep them there, cut and frozen. So when it’s snack time, I just take a bar out about 10-15 minutes before snack time. That way they stay perfectly firm.
HOWEVER, if you don’t want to plan those 10-15 minutes ahead, you can simply keep them chilled in the refrigerator and enjoy right away.
Make sure to scroll down to watch the video below to see how we made these delicious No Bake Blueberry Almond Granola Bars!
No Bake Blueberry Almond Granola Bars – Ingredients:
- Rice puffed cereal
- Almond butter
- Chopped almonds
- Dried blueberries
As you can see, a handful of ingredients creates a totally delicious and simple treat that everyone in the family will love.
How do you store leftover granola bars?
If you happen to have some leftover, you’re going to want to store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They should last at least 10 days, but you probably won’t have that many left by then! Or you can store in the freezer like we recommend above.
How to Make No Bake Blueberry Granola Bars
- 2 Cups Oats
- 2 Cups Puffed Rice Cereal
- 1/2 Cup Almond butter
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1/2 Cup Dried blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Toasted chopped almonds
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, puffed cereal, almond butter, honey, dried blueberries, almonds. 2. Mix well until all ingredients are combined with a spatula. 3. Add salt, mix well. 4. Spray a 9" x 9" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. 5. Add your granola mixture evenly, pat down with a spatula. You can also lay a sheet of parchment paper over the top and pat down with your hands. 6. Chill until hard in the refrigerator, at least a few hours.7. Remove and cut into bars. Enjoy immediately. Keep in the refrigerator so they stay hard. You may place cut bars into the freezer which is what we do to keep them extra nice and firm, just take them out to defrost 10-15 minutes before consuming.