Fig Hazelnut Muesli Bars Recipe

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Homemade Muesli Bars RecipeMuesli bars are surprisingly so simple to make at home, you'll never buy the store-bought ones again. Commercial muesli bars contain artificials, preservatives, and tons of sugar you can easily cut out by baking up a homemade batch with this simple recipe. These Fig & Hazelnut Muesli Bars are the perfect on-the-go breakfast, lunch-box addition, or quick snack—these are sure to be a new family favourite.

servings: 12 squares
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2¼ cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
  • ¼ cup oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed meal
  • ½ cup hazelnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup dried figs (chopped)
  • 3 dates (pitted and chopped)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup all-natural almond butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 3½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon spices (cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg)
  • pinch of sea salt

Preparation:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2: Line a 10 x 7 inch baking dish (an 8 x 8 inch dish will work, too) with parchment paper, leaving extra paper to hang over the sides. Coat with non-stick oil spray.

Step 3: Pour oats, oat bran, and flax seed meal in to a large bowl.

Homemade Muesli Bars - Step 1

Step 4: Roughly chop hazelnuts, dried figs, and dates into about 1 inch pieces. Add to large bowl.

Homemade Muesli Bars - Step 4Homemade Muesli Bars - Step 4A

Step 5: In a smaller bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix together honey, almond butter, coconut oil, spices, and sea salt.

Step 6: Pour honey mixture into the oat bowl, and mix with rubber spatula until all of the dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.

Homemade Muesli Bars - Step 6

Step 7: Once ingredients are thoroughly incorporated and mixed, transfer mixture into parchment-lined pan and press down with lightly oiled hands to flatten the top (you can also use the rubber spatula to help press muesli down).

Homemade Muesli Bars - Step 7

Step 8: Bake muesli for 20 – 25 minutes.

Step 9: Remove from oven, and allow muesli bars to cool completely. (This step is essential; otherwise, you will wind up with muesli crumbles.)

Step 10: Once they have cooled completely, transfer parchment paper with baked muesli, to a cutting board, and cut into squares with a sharp knife.

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