Chewy Blueberry Almond Granola Bars
Sweet and chewy blueberry almond granola bars. Packed with wholesome ingredients, these bars are great for breakfast or a snack. No baking required.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond almonds.
Long time ago, when I found out, that I can make my own granola bars at home I was impressed!
I’ve always been a huge granola bar fan, but we all know – most store bought bars don’t taste so good. Dry, packed with sugar and most of the time pretty hard (I don’t want to break a tooth!), I have not bought any in a while.
These bars could be made in 1 hour and also hold their shape very well.
I like these for breakfast (sweet breakfast!) or post workout snack.
I’m starting to get a little lazy with breakfast lately. I’ll make something like crepes or omelette on the weekends, but during the week – I’ll something that does not require cooking like granola or granola bars. I’m so glad I made these! Their fresh sweet blueberry flavor is perfect for the season.
I recently had the opportunity to try Blue Diamond’s Oven Roasted Blueberry Almonds (no artificial colors or flavors) and their Salted Caramel Almonds. To be honest, I rarely (almost never) get sweet almonds.
I’ve always preferred their savory flavored almonds. But I’m in love with these sweet ones. I’ve found my new favorite snacks!
The Oven Roasted Blueberry almonds have the most amazing blueberry coating, bursting with fruit flavor. They are also rich in antioxidant Vitamin E.
The salted caramel almonds are coated with sweet and salty flavor are perfect for snacking or trail mixes.
For the chewy blueberry almond bars, Inspired by these amazing Blue Diamond almond flavors, I decided to combine them and see what happens.
These bars are soft, chewy, packed with dried blueberries, a hint of caramel and also Blueberry and salted caramel almonds. If you decide to make the bars, you can use just one of the flavored almonds -either salted caramel or blueberry, but I went a little over excited how much I loved them and used both.
Have a great weekend!
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Chewy Blueberry Almond Granola Bars
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup puffed cereal — (puffed quinoa or puffed millet is ideal)
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey — (you can use up to 1/3 but the bars will be sweet)
- 1 tbsp caramel sauce — (optional)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil — (divided)
- 1/4 cup Blue Diamond oven roasted blueberry almonds
- 1/4 cup Blue Diamond salted caramel almonds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp flax meal
Over medium-low heat, melt 2 tsp coconut oil in a medium skillet and toast oats for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Roughly chop almonds.
In a large bowl, combine oats, puffed cereal, almonds, blueberries, vanilla, salt,flax meal, coconut oil, almond butter, honey and caramel sauce. Mix to combine.
Cover 8x8 inch baking dish parchment paper or plastic wrap. Spray with cooking spray.
Transfer mixture to the dish and press it to pack it tightly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Cut into 8 bars. Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 335, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 87mg, Potassium: 304mg, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 7g, Calcium: 87%, Iron: 1.8%
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Okay…so I’ve made homemade granola but never bars. I am so excited to make these! Love the addition of the dried blueberries and salted caramel almonds! Pinned to make!
I always love making my own granola bars too, though mine never turn out as pretty as yours! I love how you used the blueberry almonds in here, Mira! These bars sound like the perfect snack! Pinned!
Love homemade granola bars. These look divine, Mira! And blueberry almond looks incredible! SO YUM!
I’ve been getting a little lazy with breakfast too – so this would be perfect, Mira! Love those blueberry almonds!
I am loving all the almond recipes you are posting. We usually make cherry and almond granola, but I am liking the blueberries in this.
Oh, these look so fun! I love the variety of almond flavors! And yes, I agree, homemade granola bars are so much better and tastier than store bought! Perfect for snack or breakfast!
I totally agree, I like to make my own too. I love the color of the blueberry almonds.
Homemade granola bars are simply the best! This chewy version sounds pretty phenomenal.
Mira, nothing can beat homemade chewy granola bars! and I need those ALMONDS! Oven Roasted Blueberry almonds!!! What?!!! love!!
These bars look perfect Mira and I totally agree, making them at home is always so much better! Love the blueberry almonds here!
Blue Diamond almonds come in the greatest flavors! I love what you did with them, Mira — these granola bars look just perfect! 🙂
I love all of the different flavors Blue Diamond offers! These granola bars look great, and I love the flavors you used here! 🙂
Wow! Mira, these are beautiful! They look so perfect! I’ve never made my own granola bars, but I’ve been wanting to for the longest time. My hubby and I go hiking all the time, so these would definitely come in handy! Making this for sure!
I’m so excited by this! I’ve seen plenty of granola bars, but not chewy ones. YAY! Pinning!
I’m happy with the way there turned out, because I tested quite a few recipes and they were hard and falling apart 🙂
This is my favorite kind of summer hiking snack! And I love that they’re chewy…sooo good, Mira!
I am loving this granola bars , Mira!! Would love to snack on these gorgeous bars.. 🙂
The salted caramel and blueberry almonds look and sound just perf in these chewy bars 🙂
Love it! Yum! Love Blue Dimond product 🙂
I’m loving all these new flavors of almonds Blue Diamond is coming out with. I’ve made granola, but never bars! Your granola bars are so portable and look amazing!
I’m with you, Mira! Love making breakfast on the weekends, but during the week, it’s too hectic to cook – I need something fast! I like to keep homemade granola bars or granola on hand too. I’ve never tried dried blueberries but I’ll have to be on the lookout for them! Thank you for this Mira! 😀
I totally agree Traci! I got the dried blueberries at Trader Joe’s and they were pretty moist and sweet 🙂
Mira, these bars with almonds, is totally cool idea! Perfectly portable snack and plus homemade is the best! thanks for sharing! Beautiful pictures, as always! pinning!
These look amazing. I’ve been wanting to make homemade granola bars. I like that they are no bake too as it’s so hot right now. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
That makes two of us going crazy for breakfast! 🙂 Love these chewy granola bars so caramelized good! The exact amount of crunch and sweetness. Simply perfect! Pinned!
Homemade granola bars are the best!! And those blueberry almonds…that color…I think I might be in love.
Chewy homemade granola bars are my favorite! Love the blueberry and salted caramel almonds in here! These are perfect for on the go and back to school 🙂
These look absolutely delicious, Mira!! 🙂 I love homemade granola bars!
These are some gorgeous looking granola bars! YUM! Can’t believe they’re so easy to make. I must try it because it’s non-bake! Pinning and sharing 🙂
These granola bars sound amazing Mira! Love that you added blueberry almonds to this!!
Thanks for the recipe Mira! These look great.
I love these, Mira! They kind of remind me of the Blueberry Cashew KIND bars – my favorite variety, and I can only find them in the midwest so now in California I buy them on Amazon. Hoping to adapt your recipe to be closer to those. Dried blueberries are the best! Pinning!
Thanks Meggan! I love the blueberry cashew KIND bars, but it has been a while since last time I got a box of these. I’ll also try the recipe with cashews, love the idea 🙂