A few weeks ago Kirrilly Lindberg posted onto the FB page if we knew of a good muesli bar recipe. Then Megs posted the Nutty Cereal Bars Recipe which was YUM! So I got a thinking for all the gluten free followers on a nice fruity / seedy bar. I guess as it is without oats I can’t really call it a Muesli Bar. So here we go lunch box bars!
I do have a confession to make… I usually love simple quick 4 or 5 ingredient recipes… this is not one of them ! Having said that whilst it looks like I have included all bar the oates in the cupboard, I already had all the ingredients in the pantry! Especially at this time of year! AND the important stuff… It’s moist and delicious!
1 Green Apple (cut in quarters and seeds out.)
40g Dried Cranberries ( or Currants)
50g Figs (I had dried soft and juicy in a packet)
150g Banana (about 3 medium banana’s)
40g Pepita’s (Pumpkin Seeds)
20g Sesame Seeds
60g Sunflour Seeds
1 tbls Gluten Free Baking Powder
150g Gluten Free Flour
40g Coconut (desecrated coconut)
60g Agave Nector
100g Golden Syrup
- Add Apple, dried fruit and water to the TM bowl and chop for 4 seconds on speed 6.
- Cook fruit mix for 3 minutes at 100 degrees on speed Reverse + Speed Soft. Once cooked set aside.
- Add banana to the TM bowl. Set to the closed lid position and turbo once or twice to mash banana. Add banana to the Fruit mince and set aside.
- Add butter to the TM bowl and melt for 3 minutes, 60 degrees on speed 2.
- Add all remaining ingredients including the fruit mince and banana and mix to combine. Reverse + Speed 3 for 20 seconds.
- Pour mixture into a lined slice tin and bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.
- The slice should be golden brown. Let cool in tray and once cooled slice into “bars” .
Mixture all ready for the oven.
Our Squiggly Wrappers!
Afternoon Tea all wrapped up!
Close up of the Slice! YUM!!
- The Agave nectar can be substituted with honey and the golden syrup can be substituted with Maple Syrup.
- I put Miss Ruby to work today… I have got some butchers paper that I let her loose on decorating for ‘wrappers’ for her special bars. A little tip if your on the hunt for butchers paper (makes great wrapping paper) head to a storage unit place… They sell supplies for packing up the house and the butchers paper is great!
- Cut out a square of butchers paper – a little bit of baking paper and wrap the bars. Use a little double sided tape to stick them together.
- The figs I used were in a packet in the dried fruit isle. They were “Soft and Juicy” – you can use Dates instead if you have them in the fridge!
- We have had them for Afternoon tea with banana milkshakes.
- The paper wrappers was possibly the act of a desperate mumma counting down the days till Kindy starts 🙂
- Thanks Kirrilly for the inspiration!!