Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chewy Muesli Bars

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. And yet how many of us just pop out of the house in the morning thinking - 'I'll have more time tomorrow', 'I'll buy it on the way', 'I'm not really hungry', or the worst excuse of all 'I'm not a breakfast person'!! Supermarkets offer all kinds of breakfast options, and while the best breakfast might actually be oat or wheat porridge, its nice occasionally to jazz it up. These Muesli Bars do the trick!!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup oat bran
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup dark raisins
1/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup grated coconut

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 320F.
  2. Place the butter in the microwave for 11/2 minutes or until completely melted.
  3. Remove and add the sugar. Mix well until it is well blended.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients to the the butter-sugar mix, and blend well. It mixture well just about bind together.
  5. Spoon this mixture onto a greased cookie sheet, spread, and the press down with a large flat spoon. You can do this with your fingers too, but beware, the mix might be too hot.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool on the sheet. Slice or cut into squares. (Note: at this stage the baked mix might be quite firm. Take care when cutting).
These Muesli Bars are yummy on their own, with a glass of cold milk, or your morning cuppa ( tea for me)!! Packed with whole grain goodness, I find that the coconut, almond, and pecans all add to my energy levels and keep many cravings at bay till lunch. I always make a fresh batch of these bars on Sunday. These bars also make a great snack especially during long-distance travel. They are really easy to carry and very satisfying after a nice long hike or bicycle ride. Try them once, I promise you will not look back!!!!


These wholesome whole grain bars go out to Suganya at Tasty Palettes who is hosting JFI - Whole Grains this month. And as these grains make a great breakfast, these bars go to Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen. She is hosting Weekend Breakfast Blogging, the theme for which is Grains in My Breakfast.

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6 comments:

  1. I'm sure these are yummy, Apu, given all that's in it.
    Snack on the move is truly a lovely idea. Thanks for sending this into WBB.

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  2. thats a nice idea.. luckily i have almost all the ingredients reqd..i can try it

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  3. wow this is simply good to have dry fruits. It is very healthy. Added to my favuorites. will try soon. My husband likes to eat them.

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  4. Wow looks gr8. Nice entry to the events.

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  5. Museli bars are my fav munching snacks....urs looks perfect and inviting too...
    Thanks for sharing..

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