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Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars (Paleo)

Make your own Blueberry Muffin Larabars at home! (Psst… they’re better than the store-bought ones!)

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Aaaaand…. another homemade Larabar for you! This time blueberry muffin larabars.

These might be my favorite out of all of them. Do I say that every time?

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars - #paleo

Maybe not bars though, but bites. You probably don’t care though, right?

I’m not sure if it was the walnuts or the blueberries, but they stuck together better when I rolled them into balls. And it was easier than rolling them out on a pan.

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars - #paleo

My almost-2-year-old can scarf at least four of these in one sitting. She asks for more, but seriously… eating a wad of nuts and dates isn’t like putting a handful of popcorn in your mouth. These are substantial. And they stick with you. Although she keeps asking for more “kah-kees” (cookies) I don’t want her to get a tummy ache.

She probably wouldn’t though because she’s a beast. Have I mentioned how she likes to climb on the bathroom counter and rummage through the medicine cabinet? Luckily we don’t actually keep medicine in our cabinet, but she does have a lot of fun with toothpaste and chapstick. And the mirror.

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars - #paleo

Here are the other “kah-kee” recipes on my site!

Homemade Strawberry Cream Larabars

Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Larabars

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars

If you make one of my recipes, be sure to post it on social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars

Yield: About 18-20 bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Making these blueberry muffin larabar knock-offs at home is much less expensive and tastier! You could also use freeze-dried blueberries in these, too!


  • 1 scant cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil (or 1 teaspoon lemon zest or 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted and ripped in half
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries


Pulse walnuts and cashews in the work bowl of a food processor until finely chopped. Add the lemon oil, vanilla extract, and dates. Pulse until dates are minced and mixture is thoroughly combined. Add blueberries and pulse a couple of times to blend.

Pour mixture into a bowl and roll into 1-inch balls. Alternately, you could press/roll mixture out in a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet to 1/2-inch thickness and slice into bars.

These will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week. (Ours never last that long!)

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Saturday 5th of July 2014

I have an overabundance of fresh blueberries, could these be made with them? Would you vary the recipe?

Elizabeth Biesemeyer

Thursday 28th of April 2016

I used fresh blueberries and they worked great. So good.


Friday 9th of May 2014

I made these with my kids last week for our Saturday baking day project. Using a cookie scoop to form them into balls is brilliant! They stuck together better for me as well. With a pan I have to make sure to press them hard and usually pop them into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up. The lemon extract adds nice flavor---I love, love, love lemon extract. It's not a noticeable lemony taste but just brightens the flavor.

Does Winco have dried blueberries? I picked some up at Trader Joe's for this but they were a little pricey. Could be worth the drive to Winco.

Natalie Perry

Friday 9th of May 2014

Glad you liked them! I haven't bought dried blueberries at Winco, so I don't know if they have them or how much they are. I usually buy them at Costco. (Not sure how that compares to TJ's. I'm sure a lot of help, aren't I? haha.)

Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily

Thursday 8th of May 2014

blueberries are a wonderful idea especially now that they are close to being in season!

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

I love Lara Bars!! These look amazing!!

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 28th of April 2014

I am not familiar what larabars, but I sure glad I am now. In fact I am forwarding this email along to someone who was just commenting that they needed a tasty recipe that is similar to this. OMG they are so easy. I am popped from work right at I type and easy is such a lovely word.

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