These homemade blueberry muffin Larabars need just three ingredients and are whole30 approved! Quick, easy and ready in 5 minutes, this homemade Larabar recipe is whole30, paleo and vegan. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free.
Blueberry Muffin Larabar Recipe
We are officially in 2018 which means one thing for me- Kickstarting a vegan slash vegetarian whole30 challenge.
When I mentioned doing the Whole30 challenge, many of my friends were skeptical, let alone doing the whole30 without eggs and without meat.
Because I’m a planner, I made sure to collate a list of whole30 approved recipes prior to the challenge, and things *should* be heading off to a good start.
Prior to the holiday season, I shared a list of Vegan Whole30 approved breakfast recipes, along with some ideas to keep my meals balanced and satisfying.
I also ensured that my snack game was strong.
The Whole30 challenge has a stigma that it is expensive and often includes packaged products. While in some instances this may be the case, I found that making my own homemade whole30 approved snacks alleviated any of those issues.
Today, we are sharing my personal favorite Larabar flavor- The blueberry muffin one! As much as I love my Cherry Pie Larabar recipe and the Coconut Cream Pie Larabar flavors, nothing beats the taste and texture of this one!
In the last two recipes, I had a few similar questions pop up so thought best to answer it here!
Are Larabars Baked or Cooked?
Larabars are completely raw and an easy no-bake snack. Blending dried fruits, nuts and seeds make these bars a portable and satisfying snack without turning on the oven!
Are Larabars raw and vegan?
Larabars require no baking, so they are considered raw. Furthermore, because of the ingredients used, every single Larabar is 100% vegan-friendly.
Is Larabars considered a protein bar?
Larabars are not branded as protein bars, but rather a wholesome snack or energy bar. Every flavor does contain a significant amount of protein, thanks to the nuts and seeds.
Saying that, this similar recipe has the foundations of a Larabar, but with a boost of protein!
Now let’s jump into the deets of the Blueberry Larabars!
What are the ingredients in the original Blueberry Muffin Larabar?
The original Blueberry Muffin fruit and nut Larabar contains dates, cashews, dried blueberries, lemon juice extract, blueberry extract and vanilla extract.
In my version, I skipped out on three of the ingredients without sacrificing on taste!
Are these homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars Whole30 compliant?
They are sure! Not only that, but they are also-
Flourless and grain-free
Ready in 5 minutes
What kind of dates?
When making homemade bars without any flour, syrups or grains, using Medjool dates is your best bet. Medjool dates are naturally softer and easier to blend. They also don’t require any pre-soaking.
Medjool dates are considerably more expensive, so using generic dates is completely fine. If you do choose to use them, ensure you soak them in warm water for 30 minutes.
You guys, PLEASE read the packaging of your blueberries. Dried unsweetened blueberries are what you are after, not the sweetened kind. The thing is, both of these look exactly the same so just be wary!
For those of you starting 2018 with a healthy mindset, these homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars need to be made. 3 Ingredients, no baking and completely whole30 approved, paleo and vegan- The satisfying snack to keep things in check!
More Whole30 approved snacks
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Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan) adapted from my Cherry Pie Larabars
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Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 1/4 cups pitted dates * See notes
- 1/4 cup dried unsweetened blueberries
- Line an 8 x 8-inch pan or loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your raw cashews and blend until a crumbly texture remains. Add your pitted dates and dried blueberries. Blend well, regularly scraping down the sides to ensure the ingredients are all mixed.
- Once the dough is thick, transfer to the lined pan and press firmly in place. Once firm, cut into 12 bars and enjoy!
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Looks delicious and so easy to make! YUM!
Hi Arman! Can I dry my own blueberries? I have a ton of frozen ones I picked over the summer. Thanks!
YES! Absolutely, I find baking them in an oven until dried out works great!
Looks so delicious and and healthy gonna try it
These look amazing! Do you measure whole dates or chopped?
Hi there! Whole dates 🙂
Do you have any recipes without nuts and oats?