This healthy no bake muesli slice is a quick, easy and delicious saviour for school (or work!) lunches!
It can be made in less than five minutes and contains only good things like fruit, seeds and oats. Perfect for lunchboxes, this healthy slice is free from refined sugars, and is also nut free.
Save Time and Money by Preparing Lunchbox Snacks in Bulk.
I have four kids aged 5 months, 3, 5 and 9. My three boys already eat more than I do! (And that’s saying something). Making sure we are well stocked with school lunch snacks is important in our house. We live out of town, so we don’t always have access to the shops. Bulk baking has been a big part of my organisation at home and it is a huge time saver when it comes to lunchbox preparation.
Like most people, we also lead busy lives and don’t want to waste time struggling with what to put in their packed lunches. I prefer nutritious, healthy foods and snacks that are freezer friendly is a huge bonus. This healthy no bake muesli slice ticks all of the boxes.
It contains B vitamins, protein, magnesium, antioxidants and is a rich source of fibre. Good fats and energy will keep busy kids going throughout the school day. The sweetness comes naturally from dates and a little honey.
It is also SUPER easy to make. All of the ingredients get thrown together in a food processor and then pressed into a tin until set. Give it a little time in the food processor, the ingredients will come together to form a sticky paste within a few minutes. If it isn’t quite sticky enough to hold together, add a little extra honey or coconut oil. You can also play around with the ingredients based on what is in your pantry. Use a little cacao for a chocolatey flavour, or some dried apricots for a little extra fruity flavour.
You can make this slice in bulk and freeze it in an airtight container until required, which will save you loads of time. Make a few batches over the school holidays and enjoy them over the following school term.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup pepitas
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 10 medjool dates, pitted (or pitted dates soaked in water for ten minutes)
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbs tahini
- 3 tbs honey (or maple syrup)
- 3-4 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
Line a 15 x 25cm slice tin with baking paper.
Place all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend at high speed for several minutes, until the ingredients are completely combined and slightly sticking together.
Pour the ingredients into the slice tin and use a metal spoon to firmly press them down.
Place the slice into the fridge or freezer until set.
Slice and store in an airtight container in the freezer until required. The slice will defrost in lunchboxes by snack time. Enjoy!
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