Sunday, 15 January 2012

Homemade Nutra Grain Bars

Homemade Nutra Grain Bars


Ingredients

1 box yellow cake mix
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter, plus
2 tbsp melted butter
1 large egg, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups strawberry jam (or jam of your choice)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl combine cake mix, oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar; mix with a wooden spoon.

In a small cup whisk egg with lemon juice and vanilla. Add to crum mixture along with melted butter.

Using wooden spoon, toss to combine, then use fingers to finish mixing until crumbly.

Add a bit more than half the crumb mixture to bottom of pan. Spoon jam over crumb mixture in pan and spread evenly.

Top with remaining crumb mixture and pat gently.

Bake for 20 minutes until top is light golden brown.

Cool completely before cutting into bars.

This recipe is incredibly inexpensive to make, serves approx. 16-20 bars, and freezes wonderfully. Generally, I will slice into bars or squares, then freeze everything. I take out one bar for my son's lunch and by the time he's ready to eat, it's thawed.

9 comments:

  1. They look yummy! Glad I found you from the Exposure 99% Blog Hop. You can find me at www.lucasandmahina.com.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your blog (and your baby) are adorable!!

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  2. Hello there,

    Found you through the blog hop, would love a follow back! :) Oh, and super adorable kitten on your last post. Made me sqweeel! LOL.

    -your new follower

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    1. You should see them now! They are twice the size and oh so very sweet. I can't wait to see how they look when they grow. Their markings are so unique right now, it's exciting to think what they might look like in a month.

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  3. Great to connect through the blog hop, love your site.

    Maria

    http://mariawoodevents.ca

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower of your blog. :)

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  4. so much less expensive than buying these bars at the grocery store!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Not only less expensive, but tastier too! Thanks so much for the follow. :)

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  5. These look soooo good! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes! -The Sisters

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