Homemade Muesli Bars

Homemade Muesli Bars

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings

This easy muesli bar recipe makes a delicious, chewy snack packed full of nutritious dried fruits and nuts.

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. 

All the ingredients are bound together by a mixture of butter, honey, and a little brown sugar. The muesli bars can be kept in an airtight container for at least 1 week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut (unsweetened and dried)
  • 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
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup packed brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Homemade Muesli Bars ingredients

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  2. Grease and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

    grease baking pan with parchment paper

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  3. 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.

    rolled oats, unsweetened dried coconut, wheat germ, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds in a pot

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  4. Transfer to a metal bowl and set aside to cool.

    transfer oat mixture to a bowl

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  5. When the mixture is cool, stir in unsweetened dried cranberries and flax seeds.

    stir the unsweetened dried cranberries and flax seeds into the oat mixture

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  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter, honey, and brown sugar.

    cook the butter, honey, and brown sugar together in a saucepan

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  7. Stir constantly for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.

    cook the sugar mixture, stirring to combine

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  8. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, without stirring, for 5 minutes.

    cook the sugar mixture

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  9. Add the hot butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir well until combined.

    add the sugar mixture to the oat mixture, stir to combine

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  10. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

    add oat mixture into the greased baking pan

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  11. Use the back of a large metal spoon to press the mixture down firmly and evenly.

    with a spoon, push down the oat mixture in the baking pan

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  12. Allow to cool and then cut into 8 pieces. The bars can be stored in a foil-lined airtight container for up to 1 week.

    Homemade Muesli Bars

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Tip

  • 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 1 month.