A healthy homemade muesli bar that will blow your mind is made in the SLOW COOKER!
Save the oven and make this healthy muesli for the kids' lunchbox in your crockpot.
True story, this baby can cook away while you drop the kids at school or get on with a work meeting and come back to it DONE.
Play around with different flavours, mint chocolate, dried apricot, mango and passionfruit! The list is endless.
2 cups whole oats
1 ½ cups white spelt flour
⅓ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup rapadura sugar
2 tspns vanilla
2 tbsp chia seeds
⅓ cup water
1 cup mixed seeds, I used hemp, pumpkin & sunflower
100g dark chocolate, broken
½ cup freeze-dried strawberries
In a saucepan, melt your butter with the sugars. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine all your other ingredients.
Pour your melted butter mixture into the bowl and give it a good stir to combine.
Line your slow cooker with parchment paper, then press the bar mixture in. You want to really push it down with your hands or a spatula so it holds together well. I like adding extra chocolate/strawberries on top of the bars if you have them.
Put a tea towel under the lid and cook on high for 1.5-2 hours.
You could also cook it in your oven for 45 mins at 180 or until crisp and golden.
It's done when it looks lovely and brown and feels 'set' to the touch. Take it out to cool on a rack, or leave it in your turned-off cooker. Don't let the keep warm function turn on; it will burn.
Don't let the 'Keep Warm' function kick in on your slow cooker; it will burn.
You can swap the strawberries for other dried fruit. Apricots would be great!
Gluten-Free: Switch for GF flour mix and sub the oats for quinoa flakes
Dairy-Free: Switch for coconut oil
Egg-Free: Replace with 1 chia egg
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 90 mins
- Category: Slow Cooker