Recipe for a Substitute for Kellogg\'s Nutri-Grain Bars?

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2001 - 1:03pm
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

pAny recipe suggestions for a PA/TNA-free something that could substitute for a Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bar? My Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars went into the trash today. [img][/img]/p
pThanks --br /

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 12:04am
sbd's picture
Joined: 01/05/2001 - 09:00

Why did they go in the trash? I checked my box - mixed berry flavor - and they only list wheat and milk ingredients for allergens? I was planning on giving these to my daughter since, except for iron they actually are more nutritious than the Gerber bars she is eating.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 6:16am
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This Nutri-Grain Bar recipe was in the Famous Recipes that I started to post under Snacks, Recipes (which reminds me, I haven't finished the list yet). I am not even clear why I didn't post it originally.
Nutri-Grain Bars
1 pkg yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups quick oats
12 ounces preserves or jam
1 T water
Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter. Combine cake
mix and oats in a large bowl; stir in the melted
butter until the mixture is crumbly. Measure half
of this mixture (about 3 cups) into a greased
13x9x2-inch pan. Press firmly into pan to cover
the bottom.
Combine preserves and water; spoon over crumb
mixture in pan, and spread evenly. Cover with
remaining crumb mixture. Pat firmly to make top
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes--top should be very
light brown. Cool completely before cutting into
Now, in looking at it, I'm wondering if it's because it called for a yellow cake mix and that would raise questions about which cake mixes are "safe". I think that's why I didn't post it in the first place.
I do know that a lot of the other recipes I did post and they did require a cake mix of some sorts. Most people I contacted in the U.S., as the questions were coming from people in the U.S. re "safe" cake mixes, either answered me personally or posted on the board that they made their own cake mix from scratch for the most part. However, I do believe some other people did post what brands they felt comfortable with, but I can't remember which ones.
I hope this helps in some small way.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 10:00am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My daughter has been eating these for years. Why did you throw yours away?

Posted on: Thu, 05/17/2001 - 4:23am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

To answer your question about why the NutriGrain Bars are not considered *absolutely* safe, please click on this link to another thread about Kellogg USA.
It is an e-mail we at received from a Kellogg USA representative, and [email][/email]'s response to to the e-mail.
A lot of members no longer feel comfortable with Kellogg USA products, due to the fact that they do not label their products for trace amounts of allergen, they only label allergens when they are actually present in the ingredients. NutriGrain Bars, for example, are produced in a plant that manufactures peanut products, but there is no "Manufactured in a facility which produces peanut products" warning on the label, which gives the consumer a choice about whether they want to take the relatively small risk of cross-contamination.
Here is the link to the thread with further information:
Some people are still comfortable with the NutriGrain Bars and some are not. I definitely depends on your comfort level. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Fri, 05/18/2001 - 4:18am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I just found a post where a member (DMB) described her son having a reaction to a Nutrigrain bar. Kellogg's assured her it was made in a peanut-free plant, but since then she has found out they make a pecan cookie in the same plant as the Nutrigrain Bars, yet they are not labeled "may contain traces of pecan". She has not had her son tested for tree nuts, only peanut, but now suspects he has a tree nut allergy as well, based on this reaction, which took several days of Benadryl to clear up.
DMB also remembered another member having a reaction to these bars - they may not come in contact with peanut, but they are at risk for at least pecan contamination, and perhaps other tree nuts as well, depending on what the plant is producing (Kellogg USA's Denver plant). There is a thread discussing this on the Main Discussion Board called "Kellogg's responded - Mission Accomplished or Not?".
I just wish Kellogg's labeled for cross-contamination! Kellogg Canada does!

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 9:25am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

These bars are really, really good. I made these with Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake mix because our store didn

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 10:12am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Ryan's Mom, thank-you! I bet it's going to be you that ends up posting that all of these recipes are now "tried and true"! Thank-you!
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2007 - 11:30am
2BusyBoys's picture
Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

An oldie but a goodie [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/24/2007 - 2:20pm
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

Thanks! This looks yummy!

Posted on: Sat, 06/09/2007 - 12:58am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

I know this is an old thread but Geez, I practically raised my son on Kelloggs Nutrigrain bars! He's nine now but when he was a toddler, they were one of my egg free, nut free standbys. If it helps at all, he never once had a problem with them and we used pretty much all of the flavors at one time or another.


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