Homemade Muesli Bars

Not long ago it never even crossed my mind to make homemade muesli bars for my kids for their lunchbox snacks, but what a great alternative to the store-bought muesli bars, for health and budget reasons.

Have you made homemade muesli bars before? See how this recipe compares, plus there is an addition of adding chocolate chips if desired. If you are not keen on the chocolate chip idea think of replacing with sultanas or your child’s favourite healthy addition.

Homemade Muesli Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup mixed seeds (pepitas, sunflower seeds), blitzed into a fine meal
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or more honey)
  • ½ cup cooking oil e.g. coconut (melted) or rice bran
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly whisked

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chia seeds and water. Stir and leave to soak.
  3. Spread the oats on the baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the oats to a large bowl and let them cool completely. Once cooled, stir in the seed mix, chocolate chips, salt and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the chia seed paste, honey, maple syrup, oil and egg whites. Pour the mixture over the oats, stirring until it’s well coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a square baking tray lined with baking paper. Press the mixture firmly into an even layer (you want the mix to be very well compacted). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until dark golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 2 hours (cooling time helps to set the bars, try not to be tempted to eat them!). Once set, transfer onto a cutting board and slice it into bars.

Storing guide: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

 

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