Muesli Bars with New Zealand Honey Co

Muesli Bars

I rarely get the chance to eat a proper breakfast in the week and I'm fed up with eating cardboard cereal bars....so, I had a go at making my own. I loosely based the recipe on one I had seen in the Leon: Naturally Fast Food cookbook and they turned out just as I had wanted - chewy and fruity, with some added crunch from the nuts and seeds. Eating one of these kept those dreaded mid morning hunger pangs at bay...until at least 11:30am - which is a good effort!

I used some New Zealand Honey Co. (@NZ_Honey_Co) Beech Forest Honeydew Honey as a natural sweetener in these bars, which worked perfectly. The honey comes in squeezy tubes which avoids a sticky mess and it also has a unique pre-biotic and antioxidant rating. New Zealand Honey Co. also do a Thyme Honey which I desperately want to get my hands on as I bet it would make a wonderful marinade for chicken and pork. You can buy both varieties at Waitrose and they retail at £3.49

MUESLI BARS

| Serves: 12 bars | Prep Time: 10 Minutes  | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes |


Ingredients:

  • 280g Dried Fruit - I used apricots and dates
  • 60g Nuts  - I used cashews and pecans
  • 60g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 80ml Orange Juice
  • 2 Level TBSP Honey
  • 60g Plain Flour
  • 120g Rolled Oats

Instructions:

  • Step 1:  Preheat oven to 190c.
  • Step 2: Put the fruit and nuts in a food processor and blitz until chopped.
  • Step 3: Warm the orange juice and honey in pan, add the flour and oats then the dried fruit, nuts and seeds.
  • Step 4: Tip the mixture into a 25x30cm tin, lined with baking paper.
  • Step 5: Bake for 15-20 minutes for chewy bars, a little longer for crunchier ones.
  • Step 6: Cool then cut into bars.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 14th September 2011 |


7 comments:

  1. This looks the perfect and most delicious 'grab-and-go' breakfast! Sure beat any commercial packaged version.

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  2. Of course they are yummy:) Our honey is the best:)

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  4. These look so delicious and would be a very welcome 'breakfast on the run' in my household. Packed full of goodies and lovely honey.

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  5. Look fab and, of course, only contain the things you love! I often find a cereal bar will contain one "rogue" ingredient - had never thought to make my own!

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  6. I jotted down this recipe and made them yesterday afternoon. They are absolutely delicious!

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