Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Homemade muesli bars

I really wanted to make my own muesli bars as we seem to be buying them all the time. Freya loves all the ingredients that are in these so i thought 'why not?'. You'd be amazed at how easy it is to make these. It was really quick and they are beautiful. Once again I have eaten more than one slice. This blog is certainly not helping me get my pre-pregnancy body back! That excuse that I am breastfeeding might not work anymore! It's not that the food is unhealthy, it's just that I don't know how to stop at one. I'm sending the other 10 or so slices to my hubby's work so I don't have any more! One word of caution, they might be a bit tough for little people!  Frey was not a massive fan (but i was.....)!!

I have since made these again and this time i didn't push all the ingredients down into the tin, i just gently packed them in. This made them perfect. They were soft and Freya really enjoyed them. These really are a must to make. Oh, i also used 1/2 the sugar mentioned as they are sweet enough! 


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup sultanas
125g butter
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar

1. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 16cm x 28cm (base) baking pan with baking paper. Cook oats, coconut, wheatgerm, sesame seeds, sunflower kernels and pumpkin seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring, for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside to cool. Stir in sultanas.
2. Cook butter, honey and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, without stirring, for 7 minutes or until mixture forms a soft ball when a little is dropped into ice-cold water. Add to dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
3. Spoon mixture into pan. Use a large metal spoon to press down firmly. Allow to cool. Cut into squares. Store in a foil-lined airtight container for up to 7 days.

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  1. Absolute winner in our household! Luca loves them and keeps saying 'more, more, more'... he agrees with you!

  2. Thanks Akkim, it's so nice to hear that they are a hit. I'm going to be making more tomorrow ( for both me and Frey!).

  3. my son eats way too many muesli bars. I must give these a try.

  4. I don't think your son (or you) will be disappointed! These are great. We are always making them. They don't last long. Let me know what you think.

  5. delicious is all I can say about these!