Homemade muesli bars

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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,

Ingredients:

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.

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6 Responses to Homemade muesli bars

  1. kerri April 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Cant believe it these are the best bars I have made and I have tried many. They taste great and actually hold together. Thank you look forward to trying more of your healthy suggestions

  2. Megan July 9, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Do you have any suggestions to make these nut free? Add extra seeds in place of the nuts? What about the peanut butter? Thanks!

  3. Nicola July 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Yeah just use seeds. The peanut butter could be replaced with a little butter or coconut oil. Or coconut butter (which you can make yourself just by blending coconut until it turns into a butter like consistency).

  4. Kirsten Hoyle April 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

    Hi there, These are so delicious! What a fantastic recipe thank you. I have struggled with keeping them bound together, especially at room temperature. Any suggestions please?
    I used slightly less honey than 1/3 cup as I was wanting them healthier, but could that be the problem? Tia

  5. Nicola April 8, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

    Hey Kirsten, Glad you liked them! Press them super super hard into the tin – that can help. The honey does help bind them but you could try the pressing really hard trick first and see how you get on. Also, you could use butter if you wanted instead of coconut oil as it has a higher melt point which may make a difference. Good luck!

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