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The only muesli bars I can find at the shops without a series of ‘nasties’ in them are Carmans but they come with a price tag and still (!) use glucose, lactose, soy lecithin, food acids and emulsifiers :-(
Call me a control freak but I like to know what’s in my food and less sugar/fat but more fibre, anti-oxidants and minerals are always a good idea - especially for snacks.
So here is my DIY muesli bars project:
This recipe is a delicious, quick and easy alternative to the processed/packaged/expensive ones you can buy at the shops. You will get double the amount for the same price and know exactly what’s in them plus they are a lot of fun to make.
The ingredients are very versatile and can be exchanged for any of your own preferences. Use dates, oats and coconut oil as the basics... and then feel free to add your favourite healthy bits. I made a great batch a few weeks ago with Macca and acai powder. Both great things to have lots of and they add an interesting layer of flavour.
20 fresh dates, stone removed
5 tbsp coconut oil
100 g sprouted oats
50 g desiccated coconut
25 g puffed millet
25 g pumpkin seeds
25 g sesame seeds
25 g white chia seeds
3 tbsp goji berries
4 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon
Process dates, coconut oil, vanilla and cinamon in a food processor until you have a sticky dough.
Add all remaining ingredients by hand and press firmly into a
Refrigerate for an hour before cutting them into indiviudal bars.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Raw, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar
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