I have fond memories of being able to choose which flavour of Muesli Bar would be in our lunchbox for the week.
For me it was Chewy Choc Chip or Yoghurt Topped Apricot.
And don’t even get me started on the flavour of butter and oats combined (ergo a good moist Anzac Cookie)
But let’s have a look at the average contents of your store bought Muesli Bar
rolled oats (28%), whole wheat (10%)], glucose (wheat), sugar, dried apricot (9%), vegetable oil [emulsifier (soy lecithin), antioxidants (304, 306)], coconut, maize starch, humectants (420, 422), dried apple, rice flour, oat flour, skim milk powder, honey, emulsifier (soy lecithin), food acid (citric), natural flavour, preservative (220)*.
Hmm…I never liked numbers…. perhaps that’s why I don’t like eating them either.
Just looking at the above is enough of an answer as to why there are so many food allergies.
But back to the Muesli Bar….
As I like to limit the amount of sugar I eat, I have struggled to concoct a muesli bar that I would be happy to eat.
Several have been made- but they have bordered on cakey rather than chewy.
Disastrous I tell you.
So this is why I am super proud to bring you my latest kitchen pursuit that lives up to its name.
It’s a Muesli Bar…that is what it is.
In fact, don’t even bother to introduce your offer of a muesli bar with the fact that it is gluten, sugar and lactose free….just offer….and watch them consumed.
Muesli Bars without the Crap
80g of Gluten Free Oats (or GF Muesli Mix)
90g of Vanilla Whey Protein (make sure it is pure without any funky additives)
100g of Natvia
100g Sprouted Dehydrated Buckwheat (if you don’t have, just add more oats)
40g Shredded Coconut
70g Butter or Coconut Oil
Dash of Celtic Sea Salt
(feel free to ad extras…I just like my bars simple!)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a square cake tin with baking paper.
- Combine your dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
- Melt the fat with the Natvia in a small saucepan over low heat
- Combine the two and then press into the lined cake tin until even.
- Pop in the oven for about 30 minutes until crispy and golden!
Makes 8 Muesli Bars!