When muesli bars are this quick and easy to make, why would you buy the ones from the supermarket that claim to be healthy? It's pretty rare that they aren't full of sugar and artificial ingredients. These ones don't even need to be cooked tht's how simple we have made this one! Just mix together, pop it in the freezer and slice into bars. Simple!
How is it loaded? Full of rolled oats which could be considered one of the healthiest grains around full of fibre including soluble fibre beta glucan which boosts heart health. Brown rice puffs which retain most of their nutritional content after being 'puffed', and you can basically add whatever nuts or seeds you like depending on what you have in the cupboard. It is held together with Rice malt syrup which is fructose free (though the raisins do have fructose) and coconut oil due to its ability to harden when cold. As I like to remind though, I would still consider this a treat so we don't eat them everyday.
Makes approx 12 bars
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of brown rice puffs
- 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/2 a cup of chopped nuts (we used macadamias and almonds)
- 1/4 cup chopped raisins
- 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of nut butter (we used homemade peanut butter for this)
- 1/2 cup of rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil melted
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients
- In a medium bowl or jug combine the wet ingredients
- Mix well until thoroughly combined
- Pour into a slice pan (approx 15cm x 20cm) and pop it in the freezer to firm up for approximately 20 minutes.
- Once firm slice into bars-they can stay in the freezer individually packed to last longer or keep in the fridge so they keep their form.