It’s fall! Hello, fall. Well technically it’s still summer but for me, I’m in full swing of autumn scents and tastes. There is nothing quite like baking once the cool weather rolls into town. I start breaking out my cinnamon sticks and use my KitchenAid mixing bowl every weekend.
Isn’t it pretty?!
Baking also means happy coworkers. I tend to bring my treats into the office so I don’t have a whole bakers dozen hanging around my condo. Last week I brought in Muesli Bars. They were devoured by my whole department! What I like about these bars is how easy it is to pack for a snack during the day, or for a treat when you’re out and want to keep it healthy. They’re also incredible with a big cup of tea.
Simply wrap in plastic wrap, toss in your bag, and go. I have to say, this bar is for y-o-u! You can mix in whatever dried fruits and nuts you like – I adore customizable recipes! Here they are, my Muesli Bars.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup almond meal
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 6 tablespoons water for 5 minutes (will look like a pudding)
- ½ cup dried fruit (I used organic dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries from the St. Lawrence Market)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup nuts and seeds (I used sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts, almonds and pecans)
- ½ vanilla bean, scraped
- Pinch of ground cinnamon (I use the cinamon sticks and grate on a microplane)
- Pinch sea salt
What To Do
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Get your hands in there! Combine all of the ingredients. Press into a lined oven proof dish and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove from the oven, and once cool, slice into bars.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What dried fruit and nuts would you use?