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RECIPE: Muesli bars with chia seeds

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Swap a pre-made snack for these sweet little muesli bars with dates and chia seeds – it’ll be love at first bite.

These energy-replenishing bars are something of a treat. But don’t feel too guilty, they also have the goodness of oats, chia seeds and flax seeds. Enjoy them with a restorative ginger tea when that 3.30-itis takes hold.

Makes 16 squares
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Gluten free, Vegetarian

Ingredients 

  • 80g coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 90g butter, diced

  • 70g rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey

  • 80g pitted dried dates or cranberries, finely chopped

  • 200g oats

  • 25g chia seeds

  • 25g flax seeds

  • pinch sea salt

  • pinch cinnamon

How to make

1. Preheat oven to 170°C (160°C fan forced).

2. Place the sugar, butter and syrup into a small saucepan and melt, stirring often, over medium heat to form a light, sticky caramel.

3. Add the dates, oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, salt and cinnamon. Mix to combine.

4. Line a brownie tin with baking paper, and press the mixture evenly onto the base.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool before slicing. Store in an airtight container.

 
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