Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Raw Christmas Pudding Flavoured Muesli Bars...



This one is for you, Nina!

The original plan was to make apple and cinnamon muesli bars. I had no apples and no cinnamon and I am trying my hardest to save money for a deposit to buy a house. The "saving money" part is the hardest thing in my life. I don't know where it goes. I spend hardly any money on groceries. I stopped driving my car. Where do you go, dear pennies? Well, anyway. Back to the story. What I do have in my cupboard is dried currants and nutmeg. Mmm... These muesli bars are so sweet and when i closed my eyes, remind me of the richness of a Christmas Pudding. Get in the spirit people! You know me. Any excuse to celebrate.

Time: 10 Minutes prep plus 20 Minutes cooking time.
Makes 16.


Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of dried Sultanas.
  • 1 Cup of dried Currants.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
  • 1 Cup of Oats.
  • Half a cup of sunflower seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  • Half a cup of coconut.
  • 2 Tablespoons of light veggie oil, such as canola.
Method:

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend on high, pushing the sides down regularly. You want it to become sticky and be able to form into bars without falling apart. 
Once this is done, line a baking tray with non stick paper. Scoop out enough mixture to form into a bar, about 2.5 cm/ 1 inch wide by about 7.5/ 3 inches long. It can be about 2.5 cm/ 1 inch thick, too. 
Place the bars on the tray and bake at 200C/ 400F for about 20 minutes.
Leave to cool on a wire rack and store in the fridge. They should last for about a week. 

2 comments:

  1. Oh aren't you a sweetie! :o)
    These look devine and I can't wait to make some.
    Honestly, we really do need to meet one of these days.
    Thank you Sally!!!

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  2. I know. I'd love to see your cooking, one of these days :)

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