Easy Homemade Muesli Bars

Easy Homemade Muesli Bars

Easy Homemade Muesli Bars

Beat that 4pm hunger pang and resist reaching for the biscuit tin with this healthy, homemade muesli bar which is quick and easy to make.

In today’s health world, we are concerned with the hidden ingredients in foods that make a food “look” healthy but actually by laced with sugar or full of artificial ingredients that can spike your sugar levels and leave you feeling worse than you planned.

To beat this and to remove any worry or guilt, the best thing to do is to make something completely from scratch so you know exactly what ingredients are going in to the recipe. This also means you can add in a little more of the ingredients you love and take away the ones you are not so keen on.

museli bar

Ingredients

  • 150g ready-to-eat dates
  • 100g low-fat spread
  • 3tbsp agave nectar
  • 50g ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 3tbsp mixed seeds
  • 150g porridge oats

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C / 170C fan / gas 5.
  2. Line an 6 inch round tin with baking parchment.
  3. Put some dates into a blender and blend gently until they are sticking together in clumps
  4. Put the spread, agave syrup and dates into a saucepan and heat gently.
  5. Stir until the spread has melted and the dates are blended in.
  6. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir until well mixed.
  7. Spoon the mixed into the tin and level off.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until it is golden brown.
  9. Remove and cut into equal pieces.
  10. Leave in the tin until cold.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

Try experimenting with the ingredients, adding in different dried fruit or dark chocolate drops. You could also drizzle some dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) over the top for an extra treat.

What is Agave Nectar?

agave syrup

Agave Nectar is used as an alternative sweeter to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Agave Nectar comes straight from the organically grown Blue Webber Agave Plant in Mexico. It has a low GI that banishes those sugary highs and lows. It is a sweeter taste than sugar which means that you should theoretically need to use less than if you were using sugar.

Enjoy xx