With this simple muesli slice recipe, make your own wholesome and delicious muesli bars to take with you on a hike. They’re dense, filling and super yummy. They’re also so quick and easy to make. In ten minutes they’ll be in the oven.
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of coconut
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of sultanas (or other dried fruit)
I cup of plain flour (I usually use wholemeal)
1/2 cup of raw sugar
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (almonds are great!)
150 grams of butter chopped into cubes
2 tablespoons of golden syrup (or honey)
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
Melt the butter and golden syrup together. Use a small saucepan on the stove over low heat, or zap it in the microwave, checking at regular intervals until the butter has melted. It shouldn’t take more than a minute.
Add the melted butter and golden syrup to the dry ingredients and mix well. The ingredients should come together in a nice firm way and not be crumbly. You may need to add more melted butter if the ingredients aren’t sticking well.
Line a slice tray with baking paper. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the tray and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the slice is nice and golden and your sultanas look like roasted rabbit poo 🙂
Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for ten minutes before lifting the slice out and placing on a cooling rack.
I like to cut the slice into 10 chunky slices while it’s still warm cos it’s easier.
This slice will last well for at least a week. I store mine in an airtight container.
You can experiment with different ingredients such as different types of nuts, dried fruit and seeds to suit your own tastes. That’s what I love about this muesli slice – you can base it on what you have available in the cupboard and your favourite ingredients.
If you like a more chewy slice, add more butter.
Do you have any favourite recipes for hiking food?
Last modified: March 28, 2015