If your family is anything like ours, keeping healthy snacks on hand is a constant battle. Add to that, trying to make them package free, plastic free or source-able from a bulk store and you have a veritable nightmare for working families! If you cringe every time you open the muesli bar packet to see those 6 expensive, individually plastic wrapped bars of sugar in it, then this recipe is for you!
Stress no more, because we have found the easiest, most delicious DIY healthy muesli bar!
Not only are these muesli bars healthy and delicious, they are made from ingredients which can be sourced either in bulk (cutting down on packaging) or at your bulk food store (waste free).
We’ve tried many healthy muesli bar recipes over the years, but have mostly found that they are either labelled as healthy but filled with copious amounts of honey masquerading as sugar and coconut oil OR they taste like cardboard! But not these beauties! The coconut and rice malt syrup gives them a lovely sweetness which is not overpowering, and the nuts and seeds give them beautiful crunch!
We’ve added a nut free option in the notes section since most day cares and schools these days are nut free – but adults will enjoy the nutty version which are far healthier than normal protein bars aimed at adults, and have plenty of protein to keep you going throughout the day!
If you need a dairy free option, simply substitute carob for the chocolate chips, or leave them out. For egg free, you could try substituting a ‘chia egg’ or another egg substitute – I have not tried this yet as we are all fine with eggs!
If you try these out, make sure to leave us a message in the comments!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup choc chips
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbs flax seeds
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup almonds chopped
- 1/4 cup cashews chopped
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- Whisk eggs into milk until combined
- Whisk rice malt (or other substitute) into milk & eggs
- Combine all dry ingredients
- Pour wet into dry and mix until combined
- Press into two small slice pan or one larger pan – depending on how thin you want the mix. Use wet hands to press down.
- Bake 20 – 25 minutes until browned on top, depending on your oven it may take a little longer to be completely dry inside
Nut Free - simply make sure the overall seed/choc chip/ingredient mix adds up to 1.5 cups Egg Free - make up 3 chia eggs or flax eggs to replace (chia egg = 1 tbs chia seeds + 3 tbs water and let sit 5 minutes) Dairy Free - substitute choc chips with a dairy free option Gluten Free - choose gluten free oats