Blueberry Muffin Bars


With all the supersize muffins out there, portion control can be a challenge. These let you enjoy the flavors of a blueberry muffin, and easily keep track of what you eat.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
32 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¾ cups quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ cup light butter (1 stick)

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped slivered almonds

  • 1 cup sugar-free blueberry preserves

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine oats, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar and apple pie spice. Using a pastry blender, cut in light butter until mixture is crumbly. Transfer 3/4 cup of the crumb mixture to a small bowl; stir in almonds. Set aside.

  3. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl stir together the preserves and almond extract. Carefully spread preserves evenly over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; press lightly.

  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan using foil and cut into bars. Wrap remaining bars in foil to store.


Tip: We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for the brown sugar for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Serving Size 1 bar each
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 60IU 1%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 51mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Related Articles