The weather in Tassie is near antarctic and at 11am this morning it was still only 3 degrees outside, brrrrr. We have also had some family sadness with Roge's Nan passing as well as one of my family on life support after a terrible car accident.
So needless to say my motivation has been low this past week and hence why the blog has been a bit quiet. I am however feeling a bit better today and into the kitchen I've been, making a batch of muesli bars.
I don't think I can ever buy muesli bars again after discovering this recipe. They taste better, they're more wholesome and they're far cheaper to make than buying them. Probably the only downside is you usually have to go to a health food shop for the wheatgerm but buy a bit extra when you do and you can store it in the fridge for next time. (Note: I use LSA mix as an alternative to wheatgerm)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup wheatgerm
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 cup sultanas
- 125g butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 - Toast all the dry ingredients in a frypan on the stove.
2 - In a saucepan melt the butter, sugar and honey together and bring to the boil. Then simmer on the stove for up to 7 minutes.
3 - Combine the dry mix with the liquid and press firmly into a lined square dish.
4 - Put into the fridge until hardened and then cut into desired sized slices.
Roge is a huge fan and takes them to work for his morning tea. Admittedly they're a bit sweet for my taste buds so I might eat one or two but I leave the rest for him (I'm a good wife eh!)
Even when bought ones are on special for $5, I can make double the amount for the same price using this recipe and I know they're so much nicer. Why not give them a go, it doesn't take long and the smell of the toasted ingredients makes the house smell awesome!
Oh, and store them in the fridge in a air tight container.