Michigan cherry oat bars used to be a beloved item at Starbucks, but this sweet, crumbly and hearty pastry has sadly been discontinued — and it’s not the first tasty oat bar to get the axe from Starbucks. But not to worry! You can make your own copycat recipes at home that are just as delicious.
Best of all, you can personalize your recipe to suit your palate, whether you like your oat bars plain, or with fruit like strawberries, coconut or blueberries, or even chocolate.
One of Starbucks’ most popular oat bars was their oat fudge bar. It’s now been discontinued, too, but you can recreate this pastry at home via a copycat recipe such as this one from Just So Tasty.
Fiona makes her oatmeal fudge bars with old-fashioned oats and brown sugar, building an oatmeal cookie base for a layer of chocolate fudge she creates with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. And they do look pretty amazing.
But maybe the Starbucks treat you’re really missing is the blueberry oat bar. That has been discontinued, too, but you can still make it at home thanks to copycat recipes like this one from Relish. You’ll need old-fashioned rolled and quick oats, and fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe, plus a dash of orange juice.
If you’re still stuck on that Michigan cherry oat bar Starbucks discontinued, you can make your own at home with this copycat recipe from Dash of Sanity. Sandra makes her oat bars with fresh cherries (though you can use frozen if that’s all you have), as well as lemon juice and a combo of old-fashioned rolled oats and quick oats. The result is a bar that rivals Starbucks’ cherry oat bar, and it’s a pastry you will be proud to serve your family and guests.
Whichever flavor you choose, this sweet but healthy bar will give you the energy you need to power through your day. Pair it with a warm cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk for the perfect breakfast on the go.