Nut-free Crunchy Muesli Bars
These scrumptious nut-free muesli bars are perfect for school lunches or as a nutritious treat with a herbal tea. These bars are loaded with dietary fibre to support good bowel and cardiovascular health, and provide beneficial fats for brain function, zinc to boost immunity, magnesium required for energy production and the antioxidant vitamin E. These bars are also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates to supply sustained energy to fuel the body and brain.
1 ½ cups oats
40 g desiccated coconut
2 Tablespoons chia or flax seeds + 1 Tablespoon for topping
50g sunflower seeds
110g raw honey
60 g coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
7 medjool dates, deseeded and chopped
Preheat oven to 160*C. Line slice tray with baking paper.
Place dry ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined. Add honey, coconut oil, vanilla bean and diced date and pulse until combined.
Press mixture into slice tray, sprinkle with chia seeds and bake for around 25- 30 minutes until golden.
Take out of the oven and cut into squares while still warm. Allow to cool completely before eating. Stores well in an airtight container in the fridge.