Homemade Nutrigrain Bars

HomemadeNutriGrainBarsWe love this homemade Nutrigrain Bar recipe! I hadn’t made them for a couple of months and while the kids were out playing I made a batch. Yum! I didn’t have any almond extract on hand so just used 1 tsp of vanilla instead.  No matter how I make them, they’re gone pretty quickly!

I thought I’d share that recipe again today. So here you go:

A few years ago, my kids really liked Nutrigrain bars.  I hunted for a recipe that would approximate the store-bought bars, but that I could guarantee weren’t full of preservatives.  I make these about once every 6 weeks or so and they get eaten very quickly in our household!

IMG_4860Nutrigrain-Type-Bars In a mixing bowl mix well:

  • 1 cup butter (softened for 30 seconds in microwave)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup almond meal/flour (if you don’t have almond meal flour, you can just use plain flour.)
  • 1 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Place half the mixture in a 9×13 baking pan. Pat down lightly.
Spread a bunch of jam on top (I used our homemade strawberry jam.)
Crumble the rest of the mixture on top of the jam layer…
Bake 350 (170C) for 20-25 minutes.
Cool thoroughly and cut into squares. Really, you need to let them cool or else they’re very crumbly! (Do we do that — Um… No! Well, eventually some of it cools completely!!)
Yum!  I wish they lasted longer around here!

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