My eldest son attends a fantastic after school youth club one day per week. Since it’s right after school and the members are a group of pre-teens/teenagers they are absolutely starving! So, each person brings in a small dish to share with the others. This week I made these homemade Nutri-grain bars, adapted from a recipe by The Meltaways, for my son to bring in and oh my what a response they got! The club members would very much like to be my Guinea pigs for any future recipe experiments, yes please! Containing no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients or additives these make a fabulous alternative to the highly processed commercial variety.
I used a bag of frozen mixed fruits which I picked up during my monthly supermarket shop in town for just over £1. I usually keep a bag or two of these in the deep freeze for times when fresh fruit is scarce, like when our lifeline ferry service has been disrupted due to rough seas. These inexpensive frozen fruits and berries make wicked real fruit roll-ups too, should you be inclined.
- 225 grams unsalted butter
- 180 grams dark soft brown sugar
- 120 grams wholemeal self-raising flour
- 130 grams plain white flour
- 145 grams porridge oats
- 500 grams fresh or frozen mixed fruit & berries
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 bars
Since these bars are made entirely from scratch I’ve entered them into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love, Mondays food round-up.