Well actually, they’re not really Mum’s. The muesli recipe is inspired by her original one that I used to eat religiously as a kid – but she never made it into bars. These came about earlier in the week. My friend Abby was telling me how much her 7-year old daughter loved the muesli and was musing on whether it could be made into a bar. Always one for a challenge – and being completely in love with my kitchen (have I mentioned yet the sunshiny yellow splash back that goes the length of one wall?: such a happy space) – I tottered off home to give it a go.
It was one of those days when my daughters, three and four years old, played happily with each other. At one point I said to my eldest:
“I’m almost finished and then I can play with you“, to which she replied:
“No Mum, it’s okay, I’ve got Lily to play with“. Bless. Perhaps they sense it’s my happy place, and that getting creative in my kitchen fills my cup. And remember, that’s important, because us mums are important too.
So I gratefully pottered at leisure and happily got creating, and voila: yes indeed Mum’s muesli can be made into bars. Perfect for brekkie on the run, school lunch boxes, afternoon tea, evening snack; really these are the perfect meal or snack. Just cut them to size to suit the meal.
Mum’s muesli bars
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup LSA (linseed, sesame, almond meal)
1 cup coconut threads
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup linseeds
1/2 cup buckwheat
1/3 cup nut butter (any is fine, whatever your preference)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup malt
1/4 cup coconut oil
Mix all dry bite ingredients in a large bowl
Melt nut butter and liquids over a low heat until melted
Add melted mix to dry ingredients and mix until well combined
Press into a swiss roll tin (lined with baking paper)
Bake at 180 degrees around 30 minutes or until golden brown and fairly firm to touch
Leave to cool fully before turning out onto a chopping board and cutting into bars