My children were looking for something a little different for recess recently, and so I had a play in the kitchen and created these super easy to make muesli bars (and they’re very tasty too).
I love that they don’t take a lot of time (or energy) to make:-)
Super Easy Muesli Bars
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup puffed rice, suitable for your diet * See Extras & Alternatives below for more options)
- 1/3 cup sultanas
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or suitable sugar for your diet, see top tips)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- To a large bowl add the oats, sultanas, and coconut sugar and mix.
- Next add the olive oil, and mix again.
- Add the eggs and mix again.
- Add the puffed rice and cinnamon and mix again. Aim to mix for 30sec to 1 minute.
- Line a glass baking dish (dimensions 21cm x 17cm) with baking paper. Add the mix and cut into muesli bar shapes it makes 8 “full size” museli bars (with a little on the edge. Transfer dish to oven and bake at 180degrees C for 40 minutes, then leave in the oven with the fan on, to stand, for another 20-30 minutes.
- Once the bars are cooked, lift out the baking paper and re-cut along the slices you made before putting it into the oven. Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days).
Extras & Alternatives
The above recipe is DELISH but if you’d like to shake it up a bit try these alternatives
in place of the puffed rice try activated buckinis (for a bit of crunch), pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or desiccated coconut.
In place of the sultanas try chopped dried figs, or any dried fruit you like.
In place of the coconut sugar try rapadura sugar or you could even use a liquid sweetener that’s suitable for your diet. I used rice malt syrup when I was first making them, but they hold their shape better with the coconut sugar and I prefer the taste.
In place of the olive oil try liquid coconut oil. Don’t use flax or chia oil as they don’t tolerate heat well.
In place of eggs see Lisa’s Muesli Bar from this episode
In place of oats try quinoa or rice flakes
Also, if you can tolerate nuts, obviously you can add nuts.
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