Recipe by Colleen M.
I found a recipe on Sparkpeople.org for a low fat breakfast bar, and changed it up a bit to make it more like a NutriGrain bar since my kids like those. It turned out pretty good. It's been years since I ate a NutriGrain bar, so I'm not quite positive how close they are though. The recipe calls for 1 cup brown sugar, which I found a little sweet once you included the jam. Despite it having 3 banana's in it, I didn't find it had a strong banana flavour at all.
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour or 1 1⁄2 cups spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 medium mashed bananas
- 1 1⁄2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 cup jam
- water (if required)
Directions See How It's Made
- Grease a 13x9 pan.
- Preheat over to 425.
- Mix all the wet ingredients together except the jam and water.
- Add all the dry ingredients.
- Pour about 2/3 of the mixture into the pan.
- Heat the jam up in the microwave to make it slightly runny. If it's to thick the spread on the batter, then add a bit of water to it to make it thinner.
- Pour the jam over the batter and spread it out evenly.
- Gently pour the rest of the batter over the jam mixture and smooth out over top of the jam.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow to fully cool before trying to cut it.