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A simple, quick recipe for muesli bars using packet muesli.

The perfect healthy breakfast or snack for on the go.

Easy homemade muesli bars (using packet muesli)
Muesli slice

Easy homemade muesli bars (using packet muesli)

Are you sick of the boring old muesli bars you buy at the supermarket?

Do you think I sound like the guy from Danoz Direct?

I didn’t realise that until I read it back to myself out loud.

It usually pays to read things back to yourself before hitting publish!

Back to the subject, muesli slice, or you could call these homemade muesli bars.

They’re a delicious breakfast alternative or snack on the go and the recipe is very versatile.

Instead of muesli, you could use a mixture of the dregs of the cereal boxes, oats, nuts and dried fruit, waste not want not right?

You could even add a few chocolate chips if you’re feeling a little naughty. 

Even still, this is definitely one of our healthy recipes. 

The ingredients

What do you need to make homemade muesli bars

To make these delicious breakfast bars you will need: 

  • Muesli – homemade or storebought or any combination or cerals, rolled oats, nuts and dried fruit
  • Plain flour – also called all purpose flour. You could also use spelt flour. 
  • Brown sugar – firmly packed.
  • Honey 
  • Butter – melted (coconut oil could be used instead but it will alter the taste)
  • Eggs

Can you use a different type of sugar

Yes absolutely. Brown sugar does make for a softer bar. 

If you use something like raw sugar you will have crunchy muesli bars.

We also like rapadura sugar that has a similar texture in the finished muesli bars. 

Can you substitute the honey with something else

Yes, instead of honey you could use pure maple syrup or rice malt syrup. 

What makes muesli bars stick together

Most muesli bar recipes will include a brown sugar, honey and butter mixture. 

While you can substitute some of those ingredients for other options, that combination makes the perfect glue to hold muesli bars (or granola bars) together and stop them crumbling.

Not only do these easy muesli bars use up the things no one wants, they’re also really quick to make.

You’ll never have to buy a muesli bar again so making your own muesli bars is also good for the bank balance.

Flour and muesli

How to make muesli bars using packet muesli 

Start your super saver bars by mixing the muesli (or whatever you’re using) with the flour in a large mixing bowl.

Sugar, butter and honey

To the flour and muesli, add the melted butter, sugar and honey.

The recipe says to melt the three together in a small saucepan over low heat but I took the lazy route and zapped the butter mixture in the microwave 10 seconds at a time until it was smooth.

Eggs

Finally, add the eggs and mix until everything is evenly distributed.

Tin time

Spread the mixture into a lined slice tin and press it down with the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula.

Make sure that the top is even or you’ll have some extra crunchy bits and some soft sections. 

Bake muesli bars at 180C fan-forced for 25 minutes.

Cooling off

Leave the cooked slice to cool in the tin.

Slice it up

Chop it up using a serrated knife.

Of course you can cut it into muesli bars if you like.

Easy homemade muesli bars (using packet muesli)
Muesli slice

The bars can be gobbled up immediately, stored in an airtight container or frozen individually.

The bars can be gobbled up immediately, stored in an airtight container or frozen individually.

Can you add ingredients for flavour

You sure can. A few ways you can mix up the flavour of these yummy bars: 

  • Add spice like cinnamon or some vanilla extract
  • Mix in some natural peanut butter (or other nut butters) – you’ll probably want to melt this a little with the butter mixture.
  • Add choc chips – add when you add the muesli
  • Tip with a chocolate drizzle – once cool pipe on melted chocolate using a small ziplock bag with the corner snipped off
Muesli slice

Enjoy!


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Muesli slice

Muesli slice

Ingredients

  • 3 cups home-made toasted muesli, regular muesli or any combination of cereals, oats, nuts and dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup plain AP flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 60 g (2oz) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C(360F) fan forced and grease and line a slice pan with baking paper so that it extends over the long sides.
  2. In one bowl, mix together the flour and muesli (or whatever you are using - add chocolate chips here too if you like).
  3. In a heat-proof jug or bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and honey then in 10 second goes, microwave it (stirring between each 10 second blast) until the sugar has dissolved and it has formed a smooth mixture. Alternatively you can melt them together on the stove.
  4. Add the mixture to the muesli/flour and stir to combine.
  5. Add the beaten eggs and mix it all up until everything is evenly distributed.
  6. Spread the batter into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon making sure that the top of the slice is even.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Be aware that the slice will harden as it cools so don't overcook it.
  8. Leave it in the tin to cool completely and then cut up and serve.

Notes

Can be frozen in individual portions.

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