As the mother of a diabetic, I have to feed my daughter six times a day. I try to keep a variety of snacks on hand, but there are a few that have become staples. Yogurt, graham crackers, granola bars, and NutriGrain bars are among those. I have had a recipe for the NutriGrain type bars forever now, and finally made it yesterday. They are all kinds of yummy and in everyone's opinion, better than the store-bought ones.
Fruit and Grain Bars
1 Cup Butter or Margarine, Softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Oats
16 Ounces Favorite Preserves or Jam
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Cream margarine and sugar. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Add almond extract. Press half of crumb mixture into greased 9 x 13 pan. Spread with preserves or jam.
Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350* for 20-25 min. Cool and cut into bars.
Note: The entire pan has 680g of carbs and 28g of fiber. I'm too scared to do a calorie count, but had no choice but to count the other stuff. Next time around, I will try some of Splenda's version of brown sugar to replace a portion of the good stuff. I also think that you can cut the jam down to 3/4 of a cup and use something with less sugar added. I have a ton of peach freezer jam that I made last year that I will try next time.
I found this recipe here.
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