No bake Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars so good you'll forget they're healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously delicious!Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Broma possible!

I have become a huge fan of no-bake bars. Specifically, these Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars. Like, I couldn’t stop eating them. So much so that I had to give some to my 80-year-old neighbor, James.

James is a lively and vibrant man, a self-proclaimed “Detroit-o-phile.” He walks the hallways every day for exercise, where we will exchange anywhere from a few words to a 20-minute long conversation about Hillbilly Elegy.

No bake Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars so good you'll forget they're healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously delicious!

Sometimes I share my healthier treats with James. These bars were one of those times.

Then, yesterday, I got this hand-written note under my door:

No bake Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars so good you'll forget they're healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously delicious!Dear Sarah
Re: Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars

An outstanding and unique blend of ingredients and astutefully packaged that would be the envy of any “boulangerie” in Paris.

Thank you for sharing.

Your neighbor and friend,
James

No bake Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars so good you'll forget they're healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously delicious!

I was so touched. Hand-written notes just make my day. And one regarding my baked goods? So sweet.

Sometimes the smallest of exchanges can mean so much. So this week, I urge you to do something small for someone in your life. Something like writing a note for you S.O. to wake up to. Or baking these Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars for a friend.

No bake Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars so good you'll forget they're healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously delicious!

Happy almost weekend, everyone. Love you so.

RECIPE

No Bake Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bars

Serves 8 bars     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup instant oats, ground into flour
  • 1/2 cup unflavored protein powder (I used collagen peptides)
  • 1-2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds, very roughy chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, melted (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the dates until smooth. Add in the almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Pulse again until combined.
  2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add in oats, protein powder, and water. Mix until combined. Fold in almonds and dried blueberries.
  3. Press mixture firmly into a parchment-lined 8"x8" pan. Place in fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once set, remove from fridge and slice into 8 bars. Drizzle with melted white chocolate, if using. Bars last up to 1 week in the fridge.

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24 comments

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that’s the sweetest story! down to how he even refers to “boulangeries.”
no-bake sounds especially inviting now that it is sweltering outside.

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These look delicious and remind me of RX bars or larabars- so yummy and healthy 🙂

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Hi i love the recipe but i am wondering if i could substitute the 1 cup of dates for something else as i am a type2 diabetic.thank you.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Courtney! The dates really help to bind things together. You can try making it without them, but you will probably need to add more water (do 1 tablespoon at a time) so it all comes together.

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What a kind neighbor you are and have! He sounds like a lovely follower to have 😉 I don’t use dried blueberries enough…this is a good reminder!

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Yummy! About how many dates is one cup?

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awh that sounds so cute! i need to find nice old people to give food to lol. these sound delicious, and the white chocolate definitely makes it breakfast worthy (;

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That is the sweetest story! What a sweet man. And way to to keep him going strong with these healthy bars!

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No doubt these are fantastic but its the wrapper i am most impressed with. Presentation in life is everything!-Laurel

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You know it! Can’t wait to share more tips at the workshop, Laurel!

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Hi, I wonder if I could get the nutritional value for the bars. I am a Weight Watcher and the points are important.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Peg! I do not calculate nutritional values on my blog, but I know there are many resources online that can calculate things for you if you put in the ingredients and amounts. Hope this helps!

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“Astutely packaged”? that is quite the extraordinary compliment…Love the touching story attached to this recipe.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Isn’t it? He is such a sweetheart

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Awh, James sounds like a gem! I also love hand written notes! dude, these blueberry almond breakfast bars are gorgeous! making these!

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Omg, that is the cutest thing ever. I now want an 80 year old neighbor to share recipes with!

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What a sweet note from James Sarah! These bars look fabulous. and I love no-bake recipes for summer!

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My boys would love these, can’t wait to make them!

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LOVE the blueberry almond combo!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jennifer!

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These look awesome! love the combo of blueberry almond!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Teegs!

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Can you freeze these? Thanks!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I wouldn’t, but it can’t hurt to try!

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