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Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

{This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill}

Making a childhood favorite today, homemade blueberry Nutri Grain bars.

As a kid, I loved Nutri Grain bars. I wasn’t really into sugary candies, potato chips, or other “kid” food, but I loved Nutri Grain bars. They were filled with fruity goodness and unlike like other snack bars, they were soft and had that fresh outta of the oven feel to them. Some days I would eat them as a quick breakfast, other days I’d snack on them after school.

As I got older, I slowly grew away from eating the Nutri Grain bars from the box, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get the cravings for one every now and again. <–don’t lie, you know you crave Oreos sometimes too…

In the first year of the blog I made these strawberry Nutri Grain bars (check them out for the strawberry goodness version, I’ve updated the recipe too) and had completely forgotten all about them.

Until now that is.

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

With everything happening with my Nonnie, it’s left me craving some childhood favorites. Sometimes when you feel kind of down all you really need to do to feel happy again is take yourself back to being a kid for a second.

I know it sounds silly, but trust me it works.

Thankfully, I have this amazing recipe, and my brothers, to bring out the kid out in me again and I could not be more grateful. And speaking of brothers, I just have to say what a life saver it’s been having Kai around (he’s staying at my parents house, which neighbors mine) to help with all the animals…hello to eight goats, thirteen chickens, and two cats. Could not be doing it all and keeping up with work (and life in general) without him. Family is truly the best and I love that mine is always there for each other for the ups and the downs.

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

Anyway, with back to school time right around the corner (little miss Asher goes back the 24th of August) my cravings for homemade Nutri Grain bars could not have come at a better time because these are perfect for an on the go breakfast or snack packed up for school!

And while you might think it would be hard to make something like these bars at home, it could not be more opposite.

These are actually incredibly quick and easy to make. Yeah!

Okay. Here’s how this recipe does down.

The dough is made up of two of my favorite Bob’s Red Mill ingredients, whole grain flour and old fashioned oats. If there are two baking ingredients I use most often, it’s probably these two.

The secret to the dough however? Greek yogurt. This is what keeps the bars from becoming crunchy, and instead leaves them incredibly soft and moist. I know it sounds a little weird, but trust me, after testing this recipe multiple times, it’s the Greek yogurt that is key!

For the filling, I made a simple homemade blueberry jam, because I had literally buckets of blueberries that were beginning to wrinkle, so jam it was! You can of course use store-bought jam too…and any flavor works!

Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

These are delicious fresh out of the oven or packed up for snacks throughout the day. You can even freeze them and then thaw when you need something super quick!

And lastly? I just have to say that I made these again on Sunday solely for the purpose of wanting to bake up something comforting and it made my whole vibe just happier.

Bottom line? Bake up a childhood favorite, put a smile on…and maybe do something silly too. Sometimes we all just need to be carefree kids again…

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Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 10 bars
Calories Per Serving: 285 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, and salt together. Add the butter and toss to coat. Add the egg yolks, yogurt, honey, and vanilla and mix until combined, adding 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time until the dough comes together and forms a ball. 
    2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll out into a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut the dough into about 4" x 4 1/2" squaresPlace a heaping tablespoon of jam down the center of each square, leaving about 1/4 inch border. Brush the borders with buttermilk. Fold one side up and over the filling and then pinch the dough together at either end. Do the same for the other side and use your fingers to seal the dough together at the seams. Carefully roll the bar over and place the seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough.
    3. Cover the bars and place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Once chilled, brush the tops of the bars lightly with buttermilk and transfer to the oven, bake on the middle rack for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top, do not over bake.
    4. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes, then carefully transfer the bars to a glass container with a lid, layering them between pieces of parchment paper. This will trap in heat and moisture, and slightly steam the bars, ensuring they remain soft. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the fridge for longer. These can also be wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen, thaw for 1 hour.
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Quick Blueberry Jam

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cups of jam
Calories Per Serving: 668 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Add the blueberries, honey, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to a medium size pot set over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, once boiling use a potato masher or fork to break down and mash the blueberries. Continue to cook for 5-8 minutes or until the jam has reduced and thickened by half. Remove from the heat and let cool. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
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Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars | @hbharvest

With fruity Nutri Grain bars in hand. Obviously.

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  1. 5 stars
    I was looking for a healthy and fun snack option for my 15 month old that he could help to make, and these were a great option! He was so proud of himself for helping and loved the taste when they came out of the oven. We’ll be making these again for sure! We love HBH recipes at our house!

    1. Hey Chelsie,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great Thursday:)

    1. Hi April,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try, sorry to hear about the jam!! If you view my photos above, some of my jam leaked out as well. Did you freeze them in step 3? That should really help! I hope this helps! xT

  2. 5 stars
    These were easy to make and SO good! My whole family loved them. They taste so much like the real thing!

    1. Hi Courtney,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  3. Can’t wait to try these! They look delicious! I did make a few substitutions though, like I used strawberry jam instead of blueberry and I also used maple syrup instead of honey. I also did not have buttermilk so I went without a brushing. Mine did turn out a little messy though and slightly mis-proportioned but I blame that on me!? otherwise fantastic!!!???

    1. Hi Bella,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!? xT

  4. 5 stars
    This was the bomb! In place of the 3/4 cup oats I used 1/2 cup oats and 1/4 cup hazelnut meal (what I had, and almond would also work). In place of cinnamon I used cardamom because for the filling I used a quick cherry ‘jam’ that I made by reducing frozen cherries with a splash of honey jack, and I thought the cardamom would go well. I was also out of honey and subbed maple syrup which worked perfectly fine.

    I didn’t have any trouble with the dough, perhaps people who have didn’t add enough water to make it come together….?

    2 thumbs up and will go in our breakfast recipe roundup.

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go!! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you. ☘️Tieghan