Blueberry Coconut Bars

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Bars

The bars can be made with blueberries, raspberries, or both!

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Irish steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (sucanat also works great)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 8 oz. of berries (mashed lightly).

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing some excess to hang over sides of pan.

Stir together whole wheat flour, oats, almond meal, flaked coconut, sugar, nutmeg, and salt until blended. Stir in coconut oil and egg whites until moist dough forms. Reserve ¾ cup of dough. Press remaining dough into pan until evenly spread.

Mash berries in a separate bowl and spread over dough in pan. Lay or crumble remaining dough atop berry layer.

Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Using parchment paper to transfer to cooling rack.

Stand back and admire your work.  Take an Instagram.  Take a bow! And try not to eat them all before morning, you wild child, you.

Rebecca Pacheco

Tip of the Day

Keep bone health in mind! Reduce your risk for osteoporosis (thinning of bones) by routinely eating low-fat or fat-free dairy food at all ages and stages of life.

ChooseMyPlate.gov

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