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Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars

Homemade Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars-easy to make at home and much better than store bought granola bars! 

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Easy to make at home and MUCH better than store bought!

Today, I am headed to The Pioneer Woman’s ranch for a little retreat with my Land O’ Lakes friends. You can follow my ranch adventures on Instagram and I will post about my trip next week. I am sad I have to leave my boys behind, but I am looking forward to some fun girls time!

I didn’t want to leave my boys empty handed so I made them Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars to snack on. Caleb loves blueberries and coconut, our Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal is one of his very favorite recipes, so I thought he would like these granola bars too!

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com SO much better than store bought!

I never buy granola bars at the store because they are so easy to make at home…and they are so much better. Plus, I like knowing what ingredients are going into Caleb’s snacks. I make our No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars and No-Bake Biscoff Granola Bars all of the time and they never last long.

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A great healthy snack!

This time I made Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars for my little pea. I adapted a recipe from my friend Catherine’s book, Weelicious Lunches. She always has the best healthy snack ideas. I used shredded coconut, coconut oil, and coconut extract to make these granola bars. I love the coconut flavor. I stirred in dried blueberries for a pop of color and sweetness.

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I tried to take hurry and take pictures of the granola bars before Caleb saw what I made…but I failed. He smelled the granola bars and came running! I couldn’t stop him from snatching a granola bar.

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

He loved his special treat! I cut the granola bars into squares and wrapped them up. They are the perfect snack for on the go or snack time at home. I may have snuck a few into my carry on bag for the plane:)

I hope my boys will eat their Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars and think of me while I am gone. And I hope the granola bars balance out the pizza and donuts that Josh will probably give Caleb while I am gone:) Boys will play while mama is away:)

And make sure you visit the blog tomorrow, we have some exciting news to share! :)

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love these homemade granola bars!

Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars

Yield: 16-24 bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Blueberry coconut granola bars are so easy to make at home and MUCH better than store bought granola bars!

Ingredients:

4 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup Gold Medal whole wheat flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoosn coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Combine the oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar, salt, and dried blueberries in a large bowl. Stir well.

3. In a separate bowl medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, honey, coconut extract, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir to combine.

4. Press the granola mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minute or until the granola bars are golden brown. Allow to cool completely then cut into bars. Serve!

Note-Individually wrapped, the bars will remain fresh for several weeks.

Recipe adapted from Weelicious Lunches

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39 Responses to “Blueberry Coconut Granola Bars”

  1. 1
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 10, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    Can’t wait for tomorrows exciting news! Have a great retreat Maria!
    These granola bars look delish..and so much healthier than those store bought ones! I am loving the blueberry/coconut combo here.
    Pinned

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    Maryea {happy healthy mama} — March 10, 2014 @ 6:54 am

    Have a wonderful trip! I love all the coconut goodness you squeezed into these bars.

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    annie @ chase that i love — March 10, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    If there’s one thing that I am crazy about in a granola bar, it’s coconut. Something about the coconut-oat flavor just makes me want more.
    Have a great time on your trip!

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    Cookbook Queen — March 10, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    I think my Lucy Goose would LOVE these!! Have fun at the ranch, I’m HOPING the big news is a GENDER ANNOUNCEMENT!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — March 10, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    Love homemade granola bars! Yum!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 10, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    These bars look SO good! Love all of those blueberries. And you have pretty much the cutest granola bar model ever. ;)

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 10, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Wow. Pioneer Woman’s ranch…sounds like a blast. Enjoy your time.
    Adorable little guy!

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    Have a great time at the ranch! Get up nice and early and enjoy the sunrise and the sounds of the cows – that is one of my best memories. Coffee and just sitting there and listening. This recipe looks delish and Caleb is as cute as ever! Hugs!

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    Ashley — March 10, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    These are gorgeous and I want to stuff my face with them right this very instant! Caleb is the cuuutest! Have so much fun at the ranch. :)

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    Have fun on your trip! These granola bars are perfect for on the go. Pinned!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 10, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    Love these! Definitely way better than store-bought and so easy to make!

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    Heather Christo — March 10, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    these look awesome- have a wonderful trip with the girls and soak up the fun!!

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    Adorable picture of Caleb and loving this recipe! Have fun at Ree’s ranch!

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    Linda — March 10, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    Have a good time in OK.

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    marla — March 10, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    These look great! Caleb is darling :)

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    Have so much fun!! And these bars look amazing, Maria!!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 10, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    I love a good granola bar, and these look so good!! Perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Love the blueberry/coconut combo.

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 10, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

    looks amazing! sorry i missed you this weekend! We were SO close

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 10, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    These look like the perfect snack – gorgeous! And little Caleb is such a cutie!

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    Megan | Country Cleaver — March 10, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    Have a blast at The Ranch! These look like great road trip snacks!

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    Sara — March 10, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    I have tried the original recipe and the granola bars always end up crunchy. Are they supposed to be soft or crunchy? Mine also tend to end up as granola chunks because they break when I try to cut them. Suggestions?

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    Stacy — March 10, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    My son would love these! Can’t wait to make them with him! Quick question, how do you suggest individually wrapping them? Do you use anything special? Thanks! :)

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    Gaby — March 10, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

    Have fun on the ranch! Love the blueberry and coconut combo!

  24. 24
    Tieghan — March 11, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    I just made blueberry granola bars very similar to these. I can’t get enough of them! These are gorgeous!
    Have fun on the ranch!

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    I love homemade granola bars and these look fantastic!

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    Shereen from Tweet and Eats — March 11, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    These look great, will have to give them a try. Have fun on your trip!

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    Danae @ reciperunner — March 11, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    I just want to start by saying how jealous I am that you will be visiting Pioneer Woman’s ranch! Second, these granola bars look delicious! I love blueberries and coconut, what a great snack!

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    Christina — March 12, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    I have frozen blueberries, can I use those instead?

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    Laura Dembowski — March 12, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    I love homemade granola bars too! These look awesome with the coconut and blueberries. Dried blueberries are so underused.

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    Melissa — March 13, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    Hello! Just popped these into the oven – I have a feeling I did something wrong because the mixture wasn’t sticky and I’m wondering if they’ll hold together! I’ll let you know how I make out!

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    Jenny Flake — March 14, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    Loving these granola bars! Caleb is such a cutie :)

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    Michaeleen — March 14, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    I made these this morning and they are wonderful! The texture is just right and the blueberries add the perfect sweetness. Yum!

    Thank you for sharing this!

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    Nana Phyllis — June 17, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    Making these tomorrow. Think I’ll add sliced almonds!

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    Donna — July 6, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Hi. This recipe sounds so good. I don’t have coconut oil…can I substitute either butter or vegetable oil? Which one would work best? Thank you.

    • Two Peas replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 10:58 am

      Either one will work. If you use butter, just melt it! Enjoy!

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    Donna — July 7, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    just made these and the flavor is fantastic. But I think I did something wrong…they are very cumbley…cannot be cut,,,they just crumble…but they are delicious,,,just won’t stay together?

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    rebecca — August 6, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    Had to use desiccated coconut instead of shredded. Also didn’t have coconut extract (didn’t know there was such a thing) so I melted in about a tablespoon of coconut cream concentrate instead. Magnificent. Thanks.

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