It’s mid afternoon. You want something to hit the spot and tide you over til dinner time.
Usually I snack on fruit and carrot sticks.
But on occassion you feel like something sweet, but not too sweet, something satiating, but not so filling that you lose your appetite for dinner. And what do you most people turn to? The humble muesli bar.
They’re quick, easy to transport and convenient.
Most are also usually high in sugar, fat, sugar and a bit more fat.
So here’s what I make. These are one of my alternatives to commercial muesli bars :-).
Mix together in a large bowl:
1 cup rolled oats/spelt grains
1/2 cup stone ground wholemeal self-raising flour (sifted)
1/2 cup plain stone ground wholemeal flour (sifted)
2/3 cup reduced fat shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
1/2 cup sultanas
2 heaped tsp cinnamon powder
3 tblsp ground linseeds
2 tblsp pepitas
2 tblsp sunflower seeds
2 tblsp quinoa
2 tblsp chia seeds
Separately mix together:
1/2 cup canola or rice bran oil
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Line baking tray with teflon non-stick mat or grease-proof paper.
Preheat oven to 180 deg C // 160 deg C (fan-forced).
Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix and mix together well.
Scoop 2 tblsp and form into logs.
Place on tray and bake for 15 minutes, turning tray around at halftime.
Cool on tray before transferring to rack to fully cool.
Bon appetite :-).