My husband can sometimes work very long days, and on those days, can get very hungry! Fair enough! And we usually buy muesli bars as they are convenient to take with and if a good brand, can be nourshing. But they can also cost a fair bit, so I decided to make some! The original recipe for these muesli bars comes from my sister in law's blog, which you can find here. I did change the recipe to suit what we had in the pantry and to cut out the cane sugar. These make around 16, so will last you a while!
You will need
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup puffed grains (I used puffed millet, quinoa and amaranth)
1/2 cup mixed nuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup goji berries
1 cup sultanas
50 gm butter
50 gm coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup palm sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
First crush the nuts into pieces but not a powder and add to all the other dry ingredients (the first 9) and fry over a medium heat, with no oil, till golden and toasted.
Allow to cool then add the sultanas and combine well.
Now to make the yummy buttery sweet syrup that makes everything stick! Bring the coconut oil, butter, honey, palm sugar and mayple syrup to the boil. Simmer for 7 minutes without stirring.
Now pour this mixture over the toasted muesli mixture and combine well! Pour into a lined slice tin and flatten as well as you can to ensure everything sticks together.
Allow to cool before transfering to a wooden chopping board and cutting! Keep these in a airtight container in the fridge!
If you make these, I hope you will enjoy them! We definatly are!