I hate buying muesli bars from the supermarket. They are normally high in sugar, calories and there aren’t too many good vegan options available. Homemade muesli bars are the foshiz because you can control what goes in them and they taste a thousand times better than that store bought junk. Here’s my favourite muesli bar recipe.
What goes in:
140g pitted dates, diced
110g dried apricot, diced
170g ripe banana chunks
230g crushed pineapple in juice
200g rolled oats (I like to use normal oats not quick-cooking)
How you do it:
Preheat your oven to about 180°C and line a 20cm x 20cm baking dish with baking paper.
In a bowl mash the banana chunks and then add the dates and mango / apricots. You can freeze bananas when they start to get really ripe to save them going to waste. When you’re ready to use them pull them out of the freezer and allow to defrost for a few minutes before chopping and mashing.
In the same bowl add the pineapple with juice and the oats. Stir gently until mixed and the oats become moist.
Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes and then allow to cool in the dish for another 10 minutes. Tip the slice out onto a chopping board and remove the baking paper.
Once cool, chop into 12-16 rectangles.
Tip: I normally make a double batch, pop the pieces in little containers and store in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat a slice, just remove from the freezer and zap in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Love Alana xx
* This is a modified version of a recipe I found at Healthy Vegan Weight Loss