|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 27g||35%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||68%|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||28%|
|Total Sugars 36g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This easy muesli bar recipe makes a delicious, chewy snack packed full of nutritious dried fruits and nuts. All the ingredients for these muesli bars are bound together by a mixture of butter, honey, and a little brown sugar.
In this particular recipe, we use raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, unsweetened dried or desiccated coconut, unsweetened dried cranberries, and sesame and flax seeds, but you can tailor the add-ins to suit your personal taste.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. They're the perfect grab-n-go snack for you and your family.
7 tablespoons butter, plus more for the pan
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup unsalted sesame seeds
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup unsalted raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/8 cup packed brown sugar
Gather the ingredients.
Grease and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large skillet over low to medium heat, toast the rolled oats, unsweetened dried (desiccated) coconut, wheat germ, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until golden. Be careful not to burn the mixture.
Transfer to a metal bowl and set aside to cool.
When the mixture is cool, stir in unsweetened dried cranberries and flax seeds.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter, honey, and brown sugar.
Stir constantly for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, without stirring, for 5 minutes.
Add the hot butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir well until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
Use the back of a large metal spoon to press the mixture down firmly and evenly.
Allow to cool and then cut into 8 pieces.
- Ensure you have packed the mixed muesli tightly in the pan to create bars so it doesn't crumble when cutting, otherwise, you'll enjoy it as a cereal.
- If you like your muesli loose so it can be sprinkled on yogurt or eaten with milk as a cereal, don't press the mixture into a baking pan. The loose mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to one month.
- Change up the dried fruits, instead of cranberries, use dried apricots, cherries, or mix them all together.
- Throw in some mini chocolate chips or some nuts like almonds or pistachios.
How to Store and Freeze
- Muesli bars can be stored in a foil-lined or parchment-lined airtight container for up to 1 week.
- These vegan muesli bars can be frozen for up to two months. Wrap them individually in parchment paper and place them in a freezer-safe container.