Monday, July 8, 2013

Homemade Nutrigrain bars

Emma tasted an apple cinnamon Nutrigrain bar while camping.  She loved it and ended up eating over half the bar. It has far too much sugar to be a regular snack or breakfast. I decided to find a healthy alternative. This is a revipe I came up with by combining bits and pieces of recipes I found online

3/4 cup butter or butter alternative, softened (can increase to 1 cup)
1/2 cup brown sugar (you may increase to 3/4 cup if you want slightly sweeter)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond meal/flour* (they are essentially the same thing and can be used interchangeably.)
1 1/2 cup of oats
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients in bowl
Place half the mixture in a greased 9×13 baking pan.
Pat down lightly.
Cover with jam, applesauce or fruit compote of choice. (I used all natural no sugar added applesauce because i didn't have homemade applesauce ready)
Crumble remainder of mixture over the top and press down slightly
Bake for 20 minutes

*you can substitute all purpose flour for almond meal/flour

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