Today’s Frugal Recipe – Almost Nutrigrain Bars

Almost Nutra-Grain Bars


1 box yellow cake mix

2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup melted butter

2 tbsp melted butter

1 large egg, slightly beaten

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups fruit preserves of your choice.


Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 13×9 ince baking idsh

In a large bowl combine cake mix, oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar.

In a small cut whisk egg with lemon juice and vanilla until combined. Add to the crumb mixture along with 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp melted butter.

Usinga  large wooded spoon, toss to comine, then use your fingers to finish the mixing.

Mix until mixture clumps together.

Sprinkle a little more than helf the crumb mixture into the pan, then spread out evenly, pressing firmly to cover bottom.

Spoon the jam carefully over the crust in the pan and spread evenly

Cover with remaining crumb mixture over top of the jam then gently pat the mixture down slightly

Bake for 20 minutes until top is very light brown.

Cool completely or semi-freeze before cutting into bars.

This is a great recipe for school and work lunches. If the bars are kept in the freezer, they will stay fresh longer. Just grab a bar in the morning, put it in the lunch pail and it will thaw by noon!


You can find more yummy and frugal recipes by clicking on Yummy Recipes along the side.  Enjoy!


2 Responses

  1. This looks really interesting! I’m going to try it!


  2. Ooh, this looks good, I’m glad I stumbled onto your blog….

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