Wheat and Gluten Free Muesli Bars



Muesli Bars are always a hot favourite in our lunch boxes, and while there are a few I don’t mind buying, I much prefer to make my own.  And seeing as school goes back next week I thought I would share with you one of my personal favourites.   Oh, and I should mention they’re  pretty popular with the kids also, which as we know, is the most important thing!  But I don’t mind one of these for an on-the-go breakfast, and they are perfect for those of you following a restricted diet.

Wheat and Gluten Free Muesli Bars


3 1/2 Cups Wheat and Gluten Free Muesli (I use Freedom Foods Gluten Free Muesli, it’s gluten, wheat and nut free!)

1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (you could use dessicated)

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Pepitas

1/4 Cup Sunflower Kernels

1 Tbl Sesame Seeds

1 Tbl Cornflour (You want one derived from corn, not wheat that is gluten free)

100g Butter

1/4 Cup Golden Syrup

1/4 Cup Honey

1/4 Cup Apple Juice


Preheat your oven to 180C.

Line a slice pan with baking paper making sure you allow for the paper to hang over the ends of the pan.  This makes it easier to remove your cooked slice once it is cooked.

Combine the first seven ingredients in a large mixing bowl and give them a good toss to combine.

Place the butter, golden syrup, honey and apple juice in a microwave safe bowl and place in your microwave for a minute or two until the butter melts and the mixture starts to bubble.  I generally check mine after the first minute then decide how much longer it needs in the microwave.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients,  add the wet ingredients and give it all a good stir.  You want to make sure the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and spread it out evenly.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until the top turns a lovely golden colour.

Allow your slice to cool in the pan before lifting it out using the ends of the baking paper and slicing into bars.

Store in an airtight container in in a cool, dry place.  I like to keep mine in the refrigerator.

Notes:  If you attempt to cut into bars before it has cooled thoroughly your slice will simply crumble.

This post is NOT a paid product endorsement, any views or opinions expressed in this post about Freedom Foods Gluten Free Muesli are my own.

Source of Original Recipe:  http://www.stayathomemum.com.au/recipes/crunchy-gluten-free-muesli-bars/

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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