This no-bake, healthy muesli slice makes a quick, easy and delicious addition to lunchboxes or for grabbing on-the-go. It is perfect for snacking because it is vegan, refined sugar free, nut free, dairy free - and contains only contains good things like fruit, seeds and oats. And the best thing? This slice can be made in less than 5 minutes and stored in the freezer for convenience!
- 1 cup rolled oats gluten free, if required
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 12 medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup sultanas
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup dried blueberries, cranberries or apricot
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 3 tbsp brown rice syrup
- 3-4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla optional
Line a 15 x 25cm (6 x 10 inches) slice tin with baking paper.
Place all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients are completely combined and slightly sticking together.
Place the mixture into a slice tin and use a metal spoon or your fingers to firmly press it down. Place the slice into the fridge until set (overnight, or at least 2 hours).
Once set, cut the slice into individual pieces and store in the fridge or freezer (see notes below for storage tips). Enjoy!
Medjool dates – are plump, juicy dates that can be found in most supermarkets and health food stores. I recommend using these dates over regular, dried dates, because their stickiness helps to bind the muesli mixture together. However, if medjool dates are not available, soak some regular dates for an hour and drain them before using.
How do I store this slice? Keep the slice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months. Cut it into individual slices before freezing and place them into lunchboxes as required. The slice will thaw by snack time.
What makes muesli bars stick together? In this recipe, medjool dates and brown rice syrup (or maple syrup), help to bind the mixture together. While you can make some swaps to this recipe in terms of seeds and types of dried fruit that you use, I recommend keeping these two ingredients to hold everything together.
Tahini - is a paste made from sesame seeds. It can be found in most supermarkets and health food stores. I sometimes buy it sweetened with honey, so if you need this recipe to be vegan, make sure you find an unsweetened version. You can also purchase hulled, or un-hulled. Un-hulled tahini is more nutrient dense, but is also more bitter and stronger in taste. You can use either in this recipe, depending on your personal taste and preference.
Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg