Chewy muesli bars (Superhero Slice)

Most kids love muesli bars – but the ones from the shops are often filled with additives, preservatives and refined sugars. So home-made is a great option. ‘Hugh’s muesli bars’  that I have previously posted about don’t hold together so well when they are out of the fridge for long periods of time, so they aren’t the best for lunchboxes. After a bit of tinkering, I think I’m on to a delicious and chewy winner 🙂 We call this one ‘Superhero slice’ because of all the great stuff in it to give you great energy!

  • 100g dried apple
  • 100g dried apricot
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 tbsp each of chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and rolled quinoa
  • 2 tbsp psyllium
  • 250g Sunflower seed butter (half vegan butter and half seed butter works well too)
  • zest 1 lemon, finely grated
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 70g oats or puffed rice

Mill the seeds, quinoa and pysllium together until you reach a consistency that resembles almond meal …. don’t go too far or you’ll get a paste! Set aside.

In a food processor blitz together the apple and apricots (speed 8 for about 15 seconds in a thermal cooker), then add the dates one at a time through the chute at the top (speed 4 while you are adding then up to 7 for 15 seconds).

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Add the milled seed mix to the fruit and process until well combined (speed 4 for 20 seconds).

Add the sunflower seed butter, zest and juice and process again until well combined (speed 4 for about 30 seconds).

Add the oats or puffed rice and process until evenly distributed (Speed 4 15 seconds).

Press down very firmly (I used my hands and then back of a fork) into a lined tin and place in a 160C preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.

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Allow to cool and cut into squares or bars and keep in an air tight container. Ours lasts 2 weeks in the fridge. Makes about 24 squares.

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Enjoy 🙂

2 thoughts on “Chewy muesli bars (Superhero Slice)

  1. I’m going to give this a try, although I’ll leave out the dried apricots due to sulfites. I really miss dried apricots 😦

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