So, I am also getting rid of all those left over stuff lying in my refrigerator – seeds of all kinds, nuts and white butter that I make in bulk and store in the freezer. All these need to be used gradually so by the time I hit April, my refrigerator is cleared of all stuff. The muesli bars are the result of a part of that effort. Call them kitchen sink bars if you may. I threw in all kinds of seeds that I had. I deliberately chose to avoid nuts. My previous post on health bars had nuts and chocolate in it. This one was a deliberate attempt to avoid nuts of all kinds.
120 grams Butter, at room temperature
2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Golden Syrup (try this homemade version)
3½ tbsp Caster Sugar
Zest of 2 Oranges
2½ C Muesli
6 tbsp APF (maida)
2 tbsp White Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds
2½ tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
2½ tbsp Sunflower Seeds
2½ tbsp halved dried Cranberries
50 grams Dark Chocolate Chips
Pre heat the oven at 170 degrees for 10 minutes. Line a 7.5 or 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
Meanwhile, in a heavy bottom pan, throw in the butter, maple syrup or golden syrup (which ever you are using), caster sugar and orange zest. Heat everything together on low heat and till the sugar has completely dissolved and everything looks combined.
Switch off the heat and add all dry ingredients except chocolate. Mix everything well together. Once the muesli mix is just warm, add the chocolate chips and mix together once again.
Transfer the mix into the prepared pan and using a spatula, press in the mixture evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Allow the mix to cool and then slice it in half through the centre and cut into bars.
Try these variations with oats and granola too…
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