Gluten-Free Blackberry Oat Bars

Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these blackberry oat bars may just become your new favorite treat. Fresh blackberries are the feature of these tasty bars. Sweet, yet tart with great texture. Thankfully, fresh berries are available well into the cool Fall months and here in California even longer. Oat and almond flour make the base of this simple dessert, which is easy to whip up in under an hour. Bars and brownies are always great go-to options for any last-minute get-together, and they work well for school lunches and weekend gatherings or in my house, breakfast on a busy morning.blackberry oat barsIn the Summer my boys and I go berry picking. We normally come home with more berries than we planned for. This year, I was prepared and I had developed this recipe for blackberry oat bars beforehand. Blackberries are healthful, they are loaded with vitamin C, and vitamin K, and are loaded with fiber.

Truthfully, you could use just about any type of berry in these oat bars so freshly picked Summer berries are not a requirement to make them. I intentionally skipped raspberries in this recipe as I already have my favorite raspberry oatmeal coconut bar recipe I’ve been making forever. If you’ve made those and enjoyed them, chances are you will like them as well. Since these bars use fresh fruit, they are a bit moister. These are also gluten-free and vegan-friendly, which is an added plus for many. So if you’re looking for an easy berry dessert (or breakfast), give this a try–I think you’ll be pleased.

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

2 thoughts on "Gluten-Free Blackberry Oat Bars"

  1. Avatar photo Karen says:

    YUM!! I skipped the sugar in the berries (they were plenty sweet) and did all honey (no brown sugar). Turned out GREAT!

    1. Excellent. Love that you adapted it to your own taste, well done Karen!

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