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Diabetic Grape Nuts Bars

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“I made these for my Baci ("grandmother" in Polish) because she has to watch her blood sugar. Loving her with all my being makes me worry about her well-being. I decided to try this recipe (and another Oatmeal Bar recipe) and give her an alternative to eating baked goods for a "quick fix." She preferred the other recipe and recommends this recipe to those who like Grape Nuts. She says the bars reminded her of Grape Nuts pudding.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. OPTIONAL: You don't have to do this (blame it on my paranoia and perfectionism), but I boiled water and added the raisins in order to plump them and remove any surface sugars.
  3. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Pour into a non-stick 9 inch square baking dish.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until firm.
  6. Cool and cut into 12 squares.
  7. NOTE: To add some interesting or favorite taste variations, add one or more tsp of any flavor extract (or any combination): coconut, banana, almond, mint, or cocoa powder.
  8. Various spices can also be added: nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, clove, lemon and orange peel.
  9. You can add other extracts or spices such as: 1/2- 1 tsp.
  10. or combination of: coconut, banana, almond extracts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, clove, lemon and orange peel.
  11. These bars keep well in the freezer and are excellent for traveling.

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