Since starting to make my own muesli bars, I have had no need to buy any from the grocery store. As a consumer, I’ve been amazed at how much brands charge for muesli bars marketed to toddlers (you know, the ones in the baby section). Apart from saving money, the other great thing about making my own muesli bars is that I know exactly what’s going in them, there’s no preservatives and no sugar! You can also pick exactly what ingredients go into the muesli bars, especially good for those with allergies. One week you could try pepitas and cranberries and the next you may want apricots and shredded coconut. Here’s the recipe:
4 tbspn rolled oats (I just used the 2 minute stuff)
2 tbspn sultanas (more or less if you wish)
1 tbspn honey
Other suggested ingredients: pepitas, cranberries, dried apricots, shredded coconut, carob, raisins…go crazy!
This recipe is really easy to play around with, add a bit more or less of whichever ingredient you like.
Mash the banana and mix it with the rolled oats. Add the sultanas and any other ingredients you’d like to add.
Mould the mixture into small bars like I have done in the photograph below and place them on a tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for about 15 minutes at 180°c. You will notice them browning and become a more firmer texture.
Allow them to cool and then they can be enjoyed by you and your kidlets!
N.B. These bars will last two to three days in a sealed container.