Soft, buttery baked oatmeal with blueberry bites and sweet vanilla icing. These oat bars are perfectly sweet, protein-packed, low in fat, easy to make, and make for the perfect quick breakfast or snack!
Where are my Southerns at? I know y’all are familiar with Bojangles and their famous Bo-Berry biscuits! If you are unaware of these delicious sweet biscuits from the gods, I insight you find one to try the next time you are in the south and near a Bojangles. They are sweet, buttery-flavored, soft and gooey biscuits with hints of blueberries and drizzled in classic vanilla icing. I can’t even put into words how amazing they are but hopefully that description gives you some sort of idea. So good that they inspired me to make a spinoff in the form of these Bo-Berry Oat Bars! And I must say… they are pretty dang delicious too!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE BO-BERRY OAT BARS
- Make one, eat them all week. Breakfast (or snack time!) just got a whole lot easier. Forreal, the hard work is done, all you have to do now is enjoy it! Perfect for those busy mornings.
- They will fill you up. These oat bars are packed with protein and fiber and they will keep you full for hours!
- The macros are amazing! They are low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat, high protein, again for a HUGE serving here!
- Easy to make. Just mix everything and bake!
- They are so versatile! Change up the spices, protein powder, and add ins and you can have a totally different oat bar every time – the possibilities are endless.
- They are AMAZING. Hello buttery baked oats and icing! Do I need to say more?
WHAT YOU NEED
- Protein powder – My go-to is PEScience protein powder, particularly their peanut butter cookie flavor! It mixes well and tastes amazing. (You can save 10% on PEScience products with my affiliate code LaurenFitFoodie).
- Quick oats
- All-purpose flour
- Coconut flour
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Sugar-free pancake syrup – I use Walden Farms or Cary’s brand.
- Almond milk – or other milk of choice
- Egg whites
- Dried or fresh blueberries
ADDING THE ICING
There are a couple of different ways you can add the icing, either all at once or later on when you are ready to eat the bars.
IF ADDING RIGHT AFTER OAT BARS ARE BAKED:
Drizzle icing evenly over bars in a zig zag motion. I like to add icing to a ziplock bag and cut the corner to make it easier. Once bars are iced, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow the icing to harden. This will allow the icing to stay in place and allow you to stack them without icing getting everywhere. Add the bars to an airtight container and keep stored in the fridge for 7-10 days.
IF ADDING ICING LATER ON:
Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep icing stored in the fridge as well. I know some people prefer to do it this way to keep things less messy and so they can weigh out the exact amount when ready to eat. For exact macros, add 9g or about 2 tsp of icing per oat bar.
CAN I USE FRESH OR FROZEN FRUIT?
One of the most frequently asked questions I get with this recipe! YES! Fresh or frozen works. You can even use strawberries, raspberries, dried cranberries or raisins for this recipe too!
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