This is our go-to, easy and delicious muesli bar recipe, which is great for healthy snacks, lunch boxes and even for a yummy evening treat with a cup of tea.
They are perfect for using up any bananas that are a bit too ripe. You can add anything you like really. We like ours packed with fruit, nuts and seeds so that’s how we came up with this recipe, but you can adjust quantities to your taste.
3-4 ripe bananas
2 1/2 cups of traditional rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped dried dates
1/4 cup diced dried apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
2-3 TBS pepitas
2 TBS chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
3 TBS Rice Malt Syrup (optional) or you could use natural honey or maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 160-180 degrees. Grease a square slice tin and line with baking paper.
- Mash bananas until smooth. Add all other ingredients (ensure your almonds, dates, apricots are finely chopped). Stir well and mix until well combined. Spoon into prepared slice pan and use back of spoon to press down firmly in pan (this ensure it slices well once cooked).
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Allow slice to cool before cutting into small bars (sometimes we can’t wait that long and slice it anyway as we like our first piece still warm hehe). Serve.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge.