This is a fantastic snack option when you feel your energy levels drop. The banana and dried fruit in the muesli gives you quick, easily accessible energy and the coconut oil and the oil/protein from the seeds/nuts gives you longer lasting energy, as well as the energy provided by the oats.
If you reach for something sweet to “pick you up”, then you will feel tired again quickly as this energy is short lived. Choose a snack like this that contains carbohydrates, protein, fibre and healthy fats to keep you going for longer.
These are quick to make and keep well. They can also be crumbled up and served on top of yogurt as a fast breakfast option.
(Please mill larger seeds or nuts if you plan to offer these to children under 5).
- 200g muesli
- 100g mixed seeds/nuts etc. (I used sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and flaked almonds)
- 2 medium bananas (265g flesh weight)
- 75 ml melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Makes 12 (5 x 8cm) bars
- Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a brownie tin (28 x 18cm) with greaseproof paper
- Mash the banana and add the melted oil. Mix well.
- Now stir in the muesli, seed mix and cinnamon. Mix well then pour evenly onto the baking tray and spread out and press down with a spatula.
- Bake for 25 minutes until it is set.
- When it is baked, remove it from the oven and carefully slide it out of the baking tray, onto a cooling rack.
- When it is fully cooled, remove the paper and cut into bars, as big or small as you like, but 5 x 8cm will give you 12 bars. No need to refrigerate, just keep them in a sealed container.