Chewy Muesli Bars
I’ve had a few attempts at making muesli bars, and after a bit of trial and error I’ve finally come up with a recipe that works. They look pretty similar to commercial muesli bars.
I take the nut-free version to my son’s daycare centre to have when the other kids have commercial muesli bars.
A bit of chocolate could be drizzled over the top once they cool, to make them look like commercial ones. I’m also trying to come up with a yoghurt coating that is similar to the commercial varieties.
Chewy Muesli Bars
Allergy / Intolerance
Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Home made muesli bars, nothing artificial, low salicylate.
- canola oil spray
- 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cups puffed rice
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/3 cup plain white flour
- 1/3 cup raw cashews (coarsely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons wheat bran
- 1/3 cup syrup from tinned pears in syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (softly packed)
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2/3 cups dried fruit - apple, pear, banana, paw paw (chopped into small pieces, refer to Basics Page)
if nuts aren't allowed
- 1/3 cup processed bran (instead of cashews)
||Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20 x 20cm baking tin with foil, leaving a good overhang. Coat with canola oil spray. |
||Place the wheat bran, oats and oat bran in a baking tray and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the oats are lightly browned and fragrant. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the flour, puffed rice, dried fruit, coconut and cashews/processed bran. |
||Combine the pear syrup, brown sugar and golden syrup in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence. Pour the syrup over the oat mixture, stirring to coat. |
||Spoon the oat mixture into the foil-lined baking tin. With moistened hands, press the mixture into an even layer. Cut the mixture into 10 bars in the pan. |
||Bake for about 15 minutes or until firm. Using the foil overhang, carefully lift out the muesli cake and cool on a wire rack. When cool break up the bars. |
||Store in an air-tight container. |
Low Chemical / Failsafe, Moderate Amines, Moderate Salicylates
1. Drizzle some melted chocolate (Amines) over the top.
2. Use rectangular muffin/mini-loaf trays to make the individual bars, instead cutting them.
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