It’s hard to find the perfect muesli bar at the supermarket. Sugar is often the second ingredient on the list, and they often taste a little average to tell the truth. Homemade muesli bars are really easy to make. You can buy your ingredients in the bulk bins so you can get just as much as you need. For this bar, I used a mix of seeds plus some almonds which add a nice crunch.
My homemade muesli bars contain these ingredients for the base:
Linseed (flaxseed) – a good source of essential omega 3 fats, source of fibre
Pumpkin seeds – a good source of zinc
Sesame seeds – high in maganese and copper, plus a source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre
Almonds – high in heart healthy monounsaturated fat, source of vitamin E, magnesium
Oats – a source of fibre,
1/4 cup linseeds(flaxseeds)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup cranberries or 10 dried apricots, finely sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a pot, heat together honey, peanut butter and oil, stirring until the honey and peanut butter are dissolved. Pour the honey mixture over the seed/muesli mixture and mix well. Pour into a lined slice tin and refrigerated until set.
Makes 16 bars.
Store in an airtight container. Keeps for around 4 days, or you can freeze individually.