If you’re on the go and need a healthy snack, make your own muesli/granola bars for yourself and your family! These aren’t loaded with extra additives that many granola bars on grocery store shelves contain, but they are loaded with natural fiber and protein to keep you full and satisfied. And you know exactly what’s going into them — no weird ingredients! You can use any dried fruit, nuts and seeds that you like so feel free to get creative.
- 1 cup (280 g) of mix nuts, chopped (I used almonds, pecans, brazil and cashew nuts)
- 1/3 cup (75 g) of pumpkin seeds, chopped
- 1/4 cup of dates (about 4 dates), chopped
- 1/4 cup (130 g) of dried cranberries, chopped (sulphite free)
- 1/3 cup (75 ml) of pure maple syrup or raw honey or rice malt
- 1 tbsp macadamia butter
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 cup (200 g) of coconut flakes
- Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt
- Preheat oven to 150C (300F)
- Chop nuts, seeds and dried fruit and measure once chopped.
- Mix together maple syrup or honey or rice malt, macadamia butter, coconut flour and salt until well combined.
- Add in chopped fruit, nuts and seeds and combine well. I used my hands to ensure it was mixed evenly.
- Press firmly into a lined 8×8 inch slice tin then bake in the oven for 20 minutes then allow to cool.
- Place slice into a freezer for 1 hour or more to harden the bars up (optional).
- Once hard cut into bars or slice pieces with a sharp knife. These can be stored in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
- Mix nuts – any type of nut desired (or any seeds for a nut free version)Pumpkin seeds – sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
- Dates – dried figs, raisins, sultanas
- Cranberries – dried blueberries, figs, raisins, sultanas
- Rice malt – honey, maple syrup
- Macadamia butter – Almond butter, brazil nut butter, cashew nut butter
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
- Nutrition per serving:
- Saturated Fat5g
- Protein 5g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.