Blueberry Breakfast Bars :: Gluten, Nut, & Refined Sugar Free // Raising Generation NourishedYou might not be able to tell by the 5 months of the year we spend buried in snow…but we are big time fans of summer time!

By the time April rolls around we have been cooped up long enough, and we are definitely on the go a lot! I have been stocking my freezer with quick, on the go meals and snacks likes energy bars and apple bars so we can enjoy our gorgeous weather and still keep the food real.

Blueberry Breakfast Bars :: Gluten, Nut, & Refined Sugar Free // Raising Generation NourishedSince we live in blueberry country, our freezer is stocked to the brim with handpicked Michigan blueberries all year round. We pick about 70 pounds of sweet blueberries every July – this was my oldest (now 5 – she was just 3 here!) on her first trip to pick her own berries.

Blueberry Breakfast Bars :: Gluten, Nut, & Refined Sugar Free // Raising Generation NourishedThese little breakfast bars pack a huge nutrition punch with energy fueling oats and nutrient dense buckwheat. A quick note to my gluten free friends! Despite its name, buckwheat does not have wheat – or any gluten for that matter! It is actually a seed so it is actually a grain free flour.

This is one of my favorite recipes because the hands on time is so minimal. The bars are soft enough for toddlers, but hold together so well they are great for car rides, trips to the beach, and snack breaks at the park.

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Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Renee -
I love making these for my girls. They feel like it's a treat and I know it's still nourishing their bodies for the day ahead.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soak 8 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars



  • The night before you want to make the bars, put the oats, buckwheat flour, water, and yogurt in a large mixing bowl and combine. Cover the bowl with a towel and set it in a warm area in your kitchen overnight 8-12 hours. This soaking process makes the oats and buckwheat easier on your gut to digest and makes their nutrients more available to absorb. Takes just 5 minutes to get in the bowl before you head to bed!
  • The next morning, add the rest of your ingredients EXCEPT the blueberries to the bowl, and combine.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a Silpat or parchment paper lined large jelly roll pan and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
  • After the pan cools a good 10-15 minutes you can cut the bars into the shape you want. Store leftovers in the freezer to pull out quick for breakfast on busy mornings!
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  1. Thank you!These look so great. I can’t wait to try them for my three kids. I love that they are not high in sugar. I just discovered your website today and I love it.

  2. I live in western Michigan too, and we freze 70 pounds of blberi eveyyear. My huband eats then every day in oatmeal, and I love sugar free blueberry smoothies. Love this recipe for the low sugar baking, which is refreshing to find.

  3. Side note~ such a great photo of your little person with the bucket and the blueberry row, great photography! 😉 The bars! Love how low in sweetener they are and that I can soak the grains in home-fermented coconut yogurt for my dairy-free daughter! Our kids are so close to being able to eat grains again. I have this pinned and look forward to making them.

  4. Oh my goodness Renee you are so lucky to have an abundant supply of blueberries. I pay like 2 euros for the tiniest package here.. 🙁 Anyways I’m still going to make this I think I will just half the recipe. That should be ok right?

    1. Oh my Krystal – that is crazy! Yes you can half the recipe – or make it with whatever fruit you have available! I have made similar with banana chunks and apples!

  5. I cannot wait for MI blueberries! We have a beautiful organic farm by our house and we stock up every year. These bars sound so delicious and I love that they are gluten-free!

  6. Thank you for the recipe.

    It is for nutritional reasons that you don’t recommend using quick oat? Will the recipe work if I do use it anyway? That is what I have and I don’t have money to buy more.

    1. Hi Ariane! Yes because the quick oats are quite processed so it really takes away the benefits of the grain. I have never made this recipe with the quick oats but I think it would work!

  7. I am sorry to leave a bad comment, but these turned out nothing like the picture, they were really dark brown and were not palatable,followed the recipe exactly.

    1. Hi Christin. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you. I’m not really sure what to recommend – I have been making this recipe for years, and they turn out like this picture every time. I wish I could help!

  8. Hi there! Could you sub the buckwheat flour for wholemeal flour as that’s the only ingredient I don’t have access to. Thanks!

  9. Sorry but these seem only good when you make them
    I followed the recipe and they turned into a tasteless jelly. I thought they could be under done so i put then in longer and it turned them into tasteless rubber not edible

  10. 5 stars
    I just found your site and I am loving it. So many options for healthy snacks. I am making these bars this weekend for school snacks next week.

  11. Thanks for the recipe. I just wanted to ask a question. You leave the yogurt out overnight. It doesn’t go bad? Thanks!

    1. Hi Ashleigh! Nope it doesn’t! Using cultured mediums like soured cream or yogurt have been used for years for soaking grains – the probiotic cultures keep it safe 🙂

  12. These look delicious! I’m looking for a recipe to help with my 1 year old’s constipation that she can easily hold and chew. I love that you included directions for soaking the grains overnight as I haven’t quite figured out how to go about that with different grains. Do you think there is any way to include flax seed and/or prunes or dates into this recipe? Thanks!

  13. I’m good with texture.. I’m just curious if it could work? Like the whole soaking process and then baking. Maybe I’d need to add more liquid?