Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

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Who doesn’t like a Nutri-Grain bar?  I used to eat them like crazy until I wrote Nutri-Grain Bars Exposed.  If you read it as well, you probably know that they are laden with way too many chemicals and artificial dyes.  So naturally I had to create my own homemade nutri-grain bars.  My homemade nutrigrain bars tastes so much better and it’s made from wholesome ingredients.

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Sadly, it took me two tries.

I did some tweaking the second time around and they still didn’t look that pretty, but I thought, what the heck, I will post them!  The second time I learned from my mistakes so hopefully, these will be easy for you to make. I filed them with pureed dates and also with a fruit spread. I personally liked the dates better as a filling, but use what ever you like.

Homemade Nuti-Grain Bars

Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

Ingredients

    For the bars:
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat (to make these gluten free, sub GF all purpose or GF oat flour and add an extra egg)
  • 1 flax egg (I used a flax egg replacement)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 T almond milk
  • salt to taste
  • For the filling
  • Your favorite fruit spread or 12 medjool dates blended up into a caramel with a bit of water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a food processor, grind up the almonds and oats. Measure them before grinding. 
  • Once they are ground into a slightly course consistency, add them to a bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients. 
  • In another bowl, add the wet ingredients. 
  • Add dry to wet and mix just until combined. 
  • Gather the dough into a ball.  It will be a bit sticky. 
  • Wrap it in plastic and place in the fridge for about 30-60 minutes to firm up. 
  • Once firm, cut a piece of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet, and lay it on the counter.
  • Cut the dough ball in half.  I used a bench scraper to cut mine. 
  • Take one piece and roll it out onto the parchment, putting some plastic wrap between the rolling pin and dough. 
  • Roll it until it is about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. 
  • Spread jam onto the top. 
  • Roll the second ball of dough the same way onto another piece of parchment. Place that onto the dough with the jam. I made sure all the sides were sealed up. Then slice into squares with a pizza cutter. Bake for about 13 minutes. These should last a week or two. You can freeze them as well.  Remember to save your parchment paper.  You can re-use the same piece over and over again.  Enjoy!
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194 thoughts on “Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

  1. I couldn’t find anything in earlier comments… What’s the easiest way to put the top layer on? I am making it now and it totally fell apart while I was trying to put it on top of jam layer. Thanks!

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