Rebecca's Healthier Nut & Seed Muesli Bars

by Rebecca Warren 01 May 2020

A healthier version than what you’d find in the supermarket, but does still contain some sugar. In small amounts our body shouldn’t have a problem converting sugar to energy especially since it’s well balanced with healthy fats and protein from the nuts and seeds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1⁄4 cup pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup dried dates, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped 1⁄4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 120°C fan forced. Line a 20 x 30cm rectangular baking tin with baking paper.
  2. Place the rolled oats, coconut, pepitas, chia seeds, cinnamon, dates and cashews in a large bowl.
  3. Place the coconut oil, sugar, honey and vanillain a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stirto combine.
  5. Add the beaten egg and mix until allingredients are well combined.
  6. Use slightly wet hands to press mixture firmlyinto a prepared tin. Smooth with the back of a spoon or spatula.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40–45 minutes, oruntil an even golden brown. Set aside to cool completely in the tin before removing and cutting into bars.