Homemade Muesli Slice / Muesli Bars Recipe.
Lets face it, kids LOVE muesli bars and why wouldn’t they. Most of the muesli bars available on the supermarket shelves are full of sugar and other additives which actually make them quite an unhealthy snack. By making these yourself, you can take back control over what you put into them and have peace of mind that your little ones are actually getting a good nutritious snack. Plus, they are so easy to make that the kids can be involved! Giving them the opportunity to have a hands on approach to food preparation and opening up a chance for you to get talking about quality nutrition and how good food can nourish their bodies. WIN WIN WIN!! INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Rolled Oats 1 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup sultanas 1/4 cup plain flour (can use Gluten free if needed) 1/2 cup of mixed seeds and raw nuts. Choose what you like. For this recipe I used a combination of Pepitas, sunflower seeds, and raw almonds 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 40 grams of butter 2 1/2 tbs honey 1 tbs brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup of milk (can change for coconut milk if you like)
Combine the oats, seeds, flour, apricots, sultanas and nuts into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine Melt the butter over low heat together with the brown sugar and honey and mix until the butter is melted and brown sugar dissolved. Add the butter mixture in with the dry ingredients. (*if the kids are helping, they need to be careful as this is very hot and can bubble up as you pour it into the bowl. Best done by an adult if the kids are young) In a jug, lightly beat the egg and milk until combined then pour into the mixture and stir until combined. Line and grease a square or rectangle slice tray and press the mixture into the tray. You can drizzle a little extra honey over the top of the slice if you wish. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the slice turns a light golden colour. If you like crunchy muesli bars, leave a little longer but I find the young kids like theirs to be chewy. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool then slice into individual squares or rectangles. *this recipe is not suitable for those with nut allergies and if preparing for school lunches you may need to be mindful of the nut policy of your school. You can always substitute the nuts with something else though. Dark chocolate bits are always a popular option or simply leave it as dried fruit.