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Fruit and Cereal Bars

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Fruit and Cereal Bars- Soft oat bars with a layer of fruity jelly. A delicious and healthy snack option!

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I discovered this recipe many years ago. After making homemade chewy chocolate chip granola bars, I was on a quest to make soft oat bars too.

These fit the bill perfectly. They are soft, low in sugar and are a great replacement to the packaged “nutri-grain” bars.

Forget the box! Make these instead 😉

Ingredients Needed:

  • Old fashion oats
  • White flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Salt + Baking powder
  • Vanilla
  • Egg white
  • Apple juice
  • Coconut oil
  • Jelly/Jam

Old fashion oats: You can use quick oats for this recipe in place of the old fashion. However, do not use instant oats.

Jelly: We like ours with strawberry, but, these will work with any flavor. Go with your favorite!

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How to Make Fruit and Cereal Bars:

  • First, make your dough. It will be a bit sticky! Take just half of your dough and spread it evenly into your greased baking dish.
  • Next, spread a layer of jelly on top. If needed, you can add just a teaspoon of water to your jelly. This will make spreading it a little easier.
  • Finally, take your remaining dough and spread it on top of the jelly. Again, the dough is a bit sticky. Give a small spatula a spray of non stick cooking spray beforehand to help you out.
  • If desired, you can sprinkle to top with a few extra oats. Then, bake!
  • Let them cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting your bars and keep the leftovers in the fridge.


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Yield: 12 bars

Fruit and Cereal Bars

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Fruit and Cereal Bars- Soft oat bars with a layer of fruity jelly. A delicious and healthy snack option!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together oats, both flours, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg white, vanilla, coconut oil and juice until combined. Add in flour mixture and mix until fully combined and no dry spots are remaining. Your dough will be a bit sticky.
  4. Remove 1/2 of the dough and press it evenly into prepared pan.
  5. Spread jelly evenly on top of base.  (Add a tablespoon of water to jelly if needed to make it easier to spread)
  6. Spread remaining dough over jelly. To make this task easier, spray a small spatula with non stick cooking spray beforehand,
  7. If desired, sprinkle a few oats on top. Bake for 20 minutes or edges are brown. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Keep leftovers in a covered container in refrigerator.

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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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    1. Cheryl@SewCanDo says:

      How long would you say these will keep in the fridge? My 2yr old loves to have a fruit & grain bar for breakfast each morning.

      1. Hi Cheryl! I wouldn’t keep them any longer than a week or two.

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