Healthy Muesli Bars
For so long I have been on the hunt for a great recipe for a healthier nut free version of the common muesli bar. Years it has taken me, years but I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and just create my own. Turns out it was a winner!
It’s really easy all you need is a bowl and spoon for the mixing!
Make sure you pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees (celsius)
1 cup rolled oats (I used spent grains)
½ cup puffed rice
¼ cup rice malt syrup (can also use maple syrup or honey)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup shredded coconut
⅓ cup dried fruit – use a mix for example dates, sultanas, apricots, apples, raspberries, goji berries
¼ cup seeds – also a great chance to mix it up, I love chia, linseeds, black and white sesame seeds, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
If you are one who craves chocolate, add some choc chips to the mix. If you use dark chocolate you can even say it’s a health food!
All you need to do is melt the butter and rice malt syrup and mix into dry ingredients.
How easy is that!
Squish it flat into a lamington tin – (mine was 20cm square). If you find the mixture is sticking to your fingers just wet them under the tap and you’ll be good to go.
Bake for 20 minutes, let it cool (it should go crispy) and then cut it with a sharp knife.
By cooking it when cool it won’t crumble.