I have written often about dishes inspired by cleaning out the fridge. These delicious muesli bars are the result of a pantry clean out. I love buying food. I could happily never go into another clothes shop again, but I find myself hard pressed to stay away from the fruiterer, nut shop and health food shop, and as a result my fridge and pantry are generally overflowing. I have every nut, seed, dried fruit, superfood and combination of these things that are on the market. The up-side is that whenever I feel like cooking, I always have everything I might need. The down-side is that I only have a small pantry, so periodically need to make more space. I do this by making these muesli bars. Every time I make these they are slightly different, depending on what I have on hand. You can really use any nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or cereal grains you have and any nut butter you prefer (my favourites are cashew or macadamia). These bars are satisfying, nourishing and so yummy. A real winner and a great option for breakfast on-the-go.
No Bake Muesli Bars
3 heaped cups of dry ingredients including nuts, seeds, dried fruit or cereal grains
2 cups of superfood sprinkle from the Royal Nut Company (this is a blend of roasted chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, mulberries and goji berries)
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tbspn flaxseeds
2 tbspn cacao nibs
1 cup cashew butter
1/2 cup honey (or rice malt syrup or maple syrup)
1 tbspn coconut oil
1 tspn vanilla
Line a small rectangular baking dish with baking paper.
Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan gently heat the nut butter, honey, vanilla and coconut oil until it is melted.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until everything is coated.
Press down firmly into the baking dish.
Cover with foil and place in the freezer for a few hours to harden.
Cut into 12 bars. Place in individual snap lock bags and store in the freezer.