Muesli-bars

Homemade Muesli Bars Recipe

There is no white or brown sugar used here. There is honey and sweetness is also achieved by the addition of apple. This homemade muesli bar is perfect for a snack at home or in lunchbox. It is high in fibre, has the protein of nuts and seeds and is nutrient- and energy-dense. As it is lower in added sugars than other muesli bars, you could also eat it as a breakfast alternative.

Makes 12 or more

Ingredients

2 apples, grated

100g butter or coconut oil

1/2 cup honey

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup puffed rice

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1/2 cup sultanas

Method

  1. Put apple, butter/oil and honey in a saucepan over a low heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. When mixture starts to pull away from the sides, it is ready.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the butter mixture and combine.
  3. Pour mixture into a paper-lined tray and flatten it out to about 1.5-2cm thick. Cover and put it in the fridge to set. It will take a few hours to firm up.
  4. Cut into squares and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve or to put in a lunchbox.

Recipe via The Healthy Mummy

August 30, 2014

Healthy Muesli Bars Recipe

Want to create something healthy and nutritional for the kids and the entire family? Muesli bars are a yummy snack which can be eaten both at home, or packed for a treat on-the-go. Free from milk and eggs, this recipe will be perfect for everyone since it’s full of antioxidants and makes a perfect snack for any time of the day.

Ingredients

2 eggs

200 g (2 cups / 7 oz) rolled oats

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cranberries

1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup

1/4 cup macadamia nut oil (or you can use olive oil, coconut oil etc..)

Directions

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180°C (or 350°F).
  2. Line your deep tray with baking paper, or alternatively spray with canola oil.
  3. Then mix all the ingredients together and spread onto the tray. Make sure to press down on the mixture so it is completely flat and even.
  4. Bake until the entire tray is golden brown, then remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once they have cooled down, cut them into even pieces and serve.

Recipe via Dani Stevens

Image via Butter Baking

July 14, 2014