You will make this basic recipe a firm favourite for healthy snacks and lunch box fillers. It's really up to up how you mix up the seeds, nuts, nut butters and sugars or sugar substitutes. Puffed cereal inside chewy slices are so yummy and easy to make with or without a Thermomix. I baked these in silicone bake ware but can easily be prepared in a rectangular Swiss roll pan or tray bake pan.
This version was made with
- 120g coconut oil
- 120g almond butter (substitute peanut butter if liked)
- 120g honey
- 75g soft brown sugar (or a sugar substitute if you prefer)
- ½ tsp salt ( now is the time to add additional spices, seasoning like cinnamon if you like)
- 1 vanilla bean pod, scraped or vanilla bean paste
- 200g oats
- 50g shredded/desiccated coconut
- 45g plain flour, wheat or alternative
- 90g seeds/dried fruit (e.g. chopped apricots)of your choice ( or trail mix which you have made yourself- of course you have!)
- 20g puffed cereal- rice or wheat
- 70g cacao nibs or chocolate chips, if using.
This recipe can of course be made conventionally, melting the oil, butter, and honey in a pan and stirring in the dry ingredients. If making in the Thermomix, I suggest these settings..
- Melt oil, butter and honey at 90°, sp2, 3 minutes
- Add sugar, salt, and vanilla paste, heat 90° sp2, 2 minutes
- Add oats, coconut, flour, seeds and dried fruit and mix on reverse, sp3/4 for about 20 seconds. Don't forget the reverse blade setting or your oatmeal will be shredded.
- Add puffed cereal, and choc chips, if using, reverse sp2 for 20 seconds OR mix well with spatula before pressing into prepared pan of your choice. A traybake tin works well.
- Bake for around 25minutes at 170°C/350°F
- Let cool in the pan before cutting to desired size.
The beauty of these is that you can make them your own. If you want to add matcha, chai seeds etc just do that!
I must make reference to another wonderful Australian food blogger over at bakeplaysmile– she has a superb selection of baked goods-yum! I adapted her chewy muesli bar recipe, conversion for metric from cups.