Lunchbox Filler: Muesli Bar Slice

With school returning next week I thought I’d share a super yummy lunchbox recipe that is a big hit in our house – and not just with the littlies! Wheat, nut and dairy-free, these Muesli Bars are also very sneaky and choc-a-block with healthy ingredients they won’t know are in there. Win!

 

MUESLI BAR SLICE

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 65g brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds (linseeds)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Half Pink lady apple (or an sweet apple) grated – optional
  • 200g of your choice of dried fruit. For example, dates, apricots, cranberries, goji berries etc.
  • 90g whole oats
  • 70g rice bubbles (preferably brown)
  • 25g shredded coconut
  • 70g raw caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas or sunflower seeds
  • 50g coconut oil – melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g raw honey

 

What You Do:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm rectangular tin with baking paper, allowing a little bit to overhang.
  • Grind the flaxseeds, chia seeds and brown rice in a food processor until fine. Decant into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Pulse dried fruit in food processor a couple of times until roughly chopped.
  • Add dried fruit and all other ingredients to mixing bowl. Stir until dry ingredients are completely coated in the wet.
  • Pour into prepared tin. Use the back of a metal spoon or the bottom of a heavy glass to press the mixture evenly into the pan and smooth the surface.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before lifting onto a cooking rack to cool completely.
  • Once cool, cut into pieces

 

Tips:

  • Once they have cooled, you could also drizzle 100g of melted white chocolate over the bars.
  • For a crunchier bar, leave the apple out.
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