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Blackberry Breakfast Bars

The BEST healthy breakfast bar! These make-ahead breakfast bars are not only delicious, they’re really healthy and filling! Whip these blackberry and bean breakfast bars up in your blender for a winning family breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, blackberries, dairy free, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 240kcal


  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup, pure
  • 15 ounce cannellini (white kidney) beans, canned
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup oats, dry
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced


  • In a medium bowl, squish a 6 ounce package of blackberries with a fork. Stir in 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup (the rest will be used later). Set this blackberry jam aside to congeal.
  • Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 325* F.
  • Rinse and drain a 15 ounce can of white beans (cannellini or great northern). Add them to a blender or large food processor.
  • To the blender or food processor, also add: 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, applesauce, melted coconut oil (or butter), rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Blend until a batter forms.
  • Add 1/2 cup of almonds and blend until combined, or just mix in if you want added texture.
  • Pour 2/3 of the blender bean mixture into the prepared 8 x 8 inch pan. Spread it out evenly. You'll want about 1 cup of batter set aside.
  • Pour the blackberry jam on top of the bean layer and carefully spread evenly.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of the set aside bean batter on top, covering evenly. Not all the blackberry jam will be covered and that's okay. Optional: sprinkle extra almonds or oats on top for texture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 325* F. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight. Cut into nine squares and serve cold.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 208mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g