Recipe: Healthy muesli bars

If you are anything like me, snacking is important. I hate the thought of only eating three big meals a day and fortunately I don’t have to do that. The problem is having enough different kinds of snacks to stay healthy and keep things interesting. Muesli bars are such an easy solution, however the ones from the supermarket are so often packed with sugar. I have recently taken to making my own and I think that this recipe is an absolute cracker. It is so easier to mix the ingredients  up – swap the dried apricot for another kind of fruit for example, but do whatever you like to keep things interesting and yum!

Collect

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 3 T melted coconut oil
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 c cashews
  • 1/2 c almonds
  • 1 c oats
  • 1/2 c desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 2 T chia
  • 1/4 t sea salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c dried apricot

Create

  1. 180°C. Whisk banana, peanut butter, coconut oil and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. If they don’t stick together, try adding a bit of coconut oil.
  3. Tip into lined tin and press down firmly.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into squares before putting it back in the oven. Turn the oven off after 10 minutes but let the bars continue to dry out by keeping them in there as the oven cools.

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