For those who are not a fan of oatmeal, granola has been a great alternate way to reaping the health benefits of oats. Most people eat granola like breakfast cereals, just pour milk over or top them on yogurt. As granola is often sweetened, another way of eating granola is to make dessert granola bars.
This dessert bar is one of my favorite; the purple color is just beautiful, and the best thing is that no baking is required. I’ve calculated the sugar content and chosen a specific granola product, but you can always use a brand you like. Ideally, select one with dried fruits and nuts; they will be perfect to decorate the bars.
If you prefer, you can always top the granola bars with more nuts and dried fruits. In this photo, I want to show you just how it is without adding extra. There are substantial amount nuts and fruits from the NaturSource granola already; I don’t feel the need to add extra.
3-Ingredient No-Bake Blueberry-Oat Dessert Bar
- 1.5 cup NaturSource Cranberry Granola
- 1 cup Frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- Separate granola into two bowls: one cup and 1/2 cup. From the bowl with one cup of granola, separate all dried cranberries and other nuts into another bowl.
- Combine the plain granola, blueberries and coconut oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth, and pour into a bread pan.
- Decorate the top of the blueberry mixture with the remaining 1/2 cup granola and the leftover fruit and nuts.
- Freeze for 4+ hours. Cut to serve.
Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.