These muesli bars are a cheaper alternative to commercial ones and use all natural ingredients. Our muesli bars only have a few ingredients, compared with around 20 from store-bought bars. This is an easy recipe that the kids can help out with or make themselves.
You can freeze them in bars and pop into the lunchbox first thing and they will be ready to eat by morning tea. Double the recipe and you have enough for a few weeks’ worth of lunches.
Makes: 12 bars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 1½ cups of rolled oats
- ½ cup of mixed seeds and sultanas (pepitas, sunflower seeds and sultanas)
- ½ cup of plain flour
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 40ml boiling water
- 1 tbsp of golden syrup
- 60g / ½ stick of butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 160˚C/325˚F / Gas Mark 3.
- Mix the rolled oats, seeds and sultanas, flour and brown sugar together in a bowl.
- Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the boiling water.
- Add melted butter and golden syrup to bicarb mix.
- Mix dry ingredients together with the melted butter mixture.
- Line a 20cm / 8″ square cake tin with baking paper.
- Press mixture into the tin until flat.
- Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden.
- Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
- Cut into 12 bar-sized pieces. Place in an airtight container or freeze any that will not be used in the next 3 days.
The seed and sultana mix from Aldi works well with this recipe, or simply make your own. Or use 2 cups of untoasted store-bought fruit and seed muesli, and omit the seeds and sultanas.