Wholesome Family-Friendly Blueberry and Honey Bars

Blueberry and honey bars

This wholesome family-friendly blueberry and honey bars recipe is simple enough that the kids can get involved, and healthy enough to be eaten for breakfast (bake it on the weekends for those slow Monday mornings!) or snacks (perfect for lunchboxes since the recipe is nut free). If your kids love blueberries, they’re going to love these!

This recipe for blueberry and honey bars is unbelievably easy. I occasionally like to spend some time on the weekends baking with the kids, but it’s got to be straightforward. I don’t have the time or the patience for complex recipes, lots of mixing bowls and utensils, and it’s got to be fun for the kids. What we love about these wholesome family-friendly blueberry and honey bars is that they’re not only yummy, but they’re refined sugar free, and contain healthy ingredients like oats, sunflower seeds, and Greek yoghurt. So, the next time blueberries go down in price or you’ve got a bag of frozen ones, get these bars into the oven. And into everyone’s bellies!

Wholesome Family-Friendly Blueberry and Honey Bars

Makes 18 bars

Wholesome breakfast bars

Ingredients for Blueberry and Honey Bars

  • 2 cups plain flour (either white or wholemeal) (I used white)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, I used frozen from our garden)

Directions for Blueberry and Honey Bars

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. Line a 30 x 20cm cake tin with baking paper.

  2. Place the sunflower seeds in a food processor and blitz until the seeds turn into a fine crumb. If you don’t have a food processor, you can finely chop the sunflower seeds.

  3. Place all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, oats, quinoa, sunflower seeds) into a bowl and stir to combine.

  4. Place the honey and olive oil together in a saucepan and stir over low heat until melted together.

  5. Add the honey and oil, yoghurt, eggs and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Ingredients for healthy bars

6. Fold in the blueberries and add the mixture to the prepared tin.

Blueberries and wet ingredients

    7.  Bake for around 25 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

    8.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and cut into squares.

Blueberry and honey bars

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This recipe was contributed by Andrea from The Cooking Collective. Andrea is a mum to four kids and a passionate home cook who loves to bring people together with food. The Cooking Collective offers inspiration and recipes to help busy families with quick and easy weeknight dinners, healthy lunchbox inspiration, cooking with kids and more.

 

2 Comments

  1. These sound delicious and perfect for making at the moment when blueberries are in season. Very jealous you were able to harvest so many from your garden, we got 1 last year!!

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