Introduction: Blueberry Granola Bars

Perfect chewy Blueberry Granola Bars drizzled with a Greek Yogurt Glaze – secretly healthy with chia seeds, flaxseed, and coconut oil.

Step 1: Ingredients

Granola Bars

2 cups quick cooking oats

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1¾ cups crispy brown rice cereal

3 tbsp flaxseed meal

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp salt

4 tbsp coconut oil

¼ cup brown sugar

⅓ cup honey

1 cup blueberries (or ¾ cups dried fruit of your choice)

Greek Yogurt Glaze (optional)

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled

2 cups powdered sugar

Step 2: Granola Bars

If using fresh blueberries: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread blueberries on baking sheet. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the blueberries shrink. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Set oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Spread oats and coconut flakes on baking sheet and toast in oven for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.

Prepare a 10 x 15 inch (or 9 x 13 inch) pan with parchment paper, making sure there is enough paper to overhang the edges. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine toasted oats, coconut flakes, crispy rice cereal, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and salt.

In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, bring coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar dissolves, about 3-5 minutes.

Pour sugar and honey mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, making sure everything gets coated.

Gently fold in dried blueberries.

Transfer mixture to prepared pan and press down firmly with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1½ to 2 hours.

Once the mixture has set, use the overhanging parchment paper to remove from pan. Slice into 12 bars.

Step 3: Greek Yogurt Glaze

Greek Yogurt Glaze (optional)

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Cover and let sit while bars are in the refrigerator.

Dip one side of each bar into the yogurt glaze. Place yogurt-side up onto a cooling rack until the coating dries. Alternatively, drizzle the bars with yogurt glaze.

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