You eat a nutritious and nourishing breakfast at home and maybe even dinner as well though when you are away from home and hunger strikes what do you reach for?
Our bodies natural response when we are hungry and not fed is to reach for easily converted energy foods. Enter….sugar!!
Whether it be for your mid-morning, afternoon or weekend snack try these delicious muesli bars AKA bird bars. Packed full of slow-releasing energy and quality fats in the form of oats, nuts & eggs, they are also free of refined sugar!
These muesli bars are simple to make and great for (big) kids as well! I often make these quickly on a weekend whilst prepping lunch or dinner and by the time I’m done with that, these guys are ready – it really is that simple. Slice into bars and you’re set for the week, organised and confident to avoid the vending machine, cafe snacks or emergency block of chocolate!
Let me know in the comments below if this is a snack that you’ll be trying out this week?
- 1 cup rolled oats (see below GF substitute)
- 1 cup almond meal
- ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped roughly if you prefer or whizzed in the food processor
- ¼ cup natural sultanas (no oil)
- ¼ cup goji berries
- ¼ cup raw pepitas
- ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- 3 free-range eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
- ¼ cup good quality olive oil
- ¼ cup raw honey (maple or rice malt syrup will work too)
- Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees (electric)
- Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and fold through
- Line chosen baking dish with greaseproof paper
- Pour mixture into baking dish
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
- Allow the loaf to cool and cut into single servings
- Store in an airtight container and consume within 1 week
For a gluten-free option, substitute the oats for rolled quinoa flakes.