Tuesday, April 3, 2012

All Natural (I mean, for real) Apple and Nutmeg Muesli Bars


I am on a trip at the moment of being as frugal as I can so I can get my arse back to the UK in time for June. I also want to buy a house some time in the next year. As someone who has been a student for longer than I care to remember (I have a few pieces of paper which will tell you I am apparently smart) I have not had any savings plan to speak of. I am doing exceptionally well to date. I have been riding my bike instead of taking the bus. I have been buying all my fruit and veggies once a week at the markets and making a myriad of delicious things to preserve the food and keep me and my lover going for a couple of weeks. I spent about $25 and made sun dried tomatoes, pasta sauce, marinated roast zucchini, apple chips, marinated roast capsicum, and these muesli bars. And I still have heaps of delicious fresh foods left.

Here is the recipe for these delicious and healthy muesli bars. They are fat free and sugar free. All of these ingredients I had already in my pantry. You can substitute the fruit, seeds and spices for whatever you have in yours.

Makes: 12
Time: 30 Minutes.
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups of rolled oats.
  • 1/4 dessicated coconut.
  • 1 Cup of dried apple.
  • 3/4 cup of pitted prunes.
  • Half a teaspoon of nutmeg.
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds.
  • Half a cup of water.
Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until all of the ingredients clump together.
Form into muesli bar shapes with your hands.
Place on a baking tray and bake at 180C or 360F for 20 minutes.
Allow to  cool.

Store in an airtight container.
Should keep for a week.

9 comments:

  1. Yum! Good luck with your continued savings- it's very inspiring! :)

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  2. Thanks Leslie! It's such a good feeling :)

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  3. Sounds yummy! I love home made bars!

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  4. You'll love 'em, Val! Let me know if you make any :)

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  5. I added honey. and used premixed natural summer fruits musli. YUMMO!!

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  6. Im guessing Vegans dont eat honey. However im not vegan, but do love your recipes, so i had to try it.. Hope i havnt offended anyone. :)

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    1. Yeah, we eat alternatives like rice syrup, maple syrup, agave nectar, golden syrup- all those kinds of things. Glad you liked them, though! :)

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  7. This is not fat free or sugar free. Oats and coconut have quite bit of fat, and all fruits contain sugar.

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    1. Obviously many foods have fat and sugars in them, however here, I refer to, as most things do these days, refined cane sugar and oils/ butters.

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