Homemade Fruit and Cereal Bars

February 04, 2013
Homemade Fruit and Cereal Bars

Granola bars.  A pantry staple in this house for many years.

I've been making the chocolate chip variety for quite a while now, but, have never ventured into the fruit/cereal type..the "Nutri-Grain" bars as some know them as.  Well, between, the price and realizing that hey..they aren't that healthy,  I was out on the look out for a homemade version and found these!

They are delicious . Much better  than the boxed and really simple to make...perfect for breakfast on the go or a snack.

{If you would like a bit thicker bar, follow recipe below and use a 8 x 8 baking dish instead}

Homemade Fruit and Cereal Bars

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:20
  • 1 cup oats (not rolled)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2-2/3 cup - jelly, preserves or fruit spread of your choice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Mix oats, flour, brown sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Then, add in egg, oil, vanilla and juice. Stir until well combined.
Spread approx 2/3 of the mixture on the bottom of the pan (it will be thin).
Then, spread fruit/jelly over mixture. (Add a tablespoon of water to jelly if needed to make it easier to spread) Spread remaining dough over fruit/jelly.
It will be messy..use a greased spatula to make it a bit easier.
If desired, sprinkle the top with dry oats.
Bake for 20 minutes or until set.


  1. What oats do you suggest using?

  2. Hi Tuckers..Old fashion olds work best..
    Thanks for visting!

    1. oops..Old fashion oats..sorry for typo!

  3. Hi Erin,
    I just love these Cereal Bars, full of flavor and perfect for a grab and go breakfast bar. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen..see you next week :)

  4. What do you do with the 1/4 cup oil?

  5. Thanks for catching! I edited it add it..add it with your egg, vanilla and juice.

  6. Thanks for the great SRC inspiration this month!


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