Friends, are you looking for a delicious, healthy and easy-to-make snack that you can take with you anywhere? Well, search no further! Today, I bring to you my latest recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free muesli bars. This homemade treat is perfect for everyone who wants to maintain a healthy diet without sacrificing taste.
I understand the struggle of finding a sweet snack that is both tasty and nutritious. Many store-bought snacks are loaded with harmful additives and preservatives that can do more harm than good to our bodies. That’s why I decided to create this muesli bar recipe, which is free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. You’ll be able to enjoy this delicious treat without feeling guilty about indulging.
These bars are perfect for any meal of the day, from morning breakfast to afternoon snacks to dessert after dinner. Whether you’re running out the door in the morning or in need of a healthy mid-day boost during work hours, these bars are the perfect solution.
What’s even better is how simple this recipe is to make – the entire thing takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish. So why not find some time today to try these delightful and healthy snacks? Trust me and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you tired of store-bought granola bars that are loaded with artificial sweeteners and unhealthy additives? Look no further! This gluten-free muesli bar recipe is the perfect alternative that promises to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your hunger pangs without compromising on your health.
Firstly, this recipe is jam-packed with delectable ingredients such as dates, eggs, golden syrup and a certified gluten-free muesli mix. These ingredients are packed with nutrients that will help you stay fuller for longer while also satisfying your sweet tooth cravings.
Secondly, these bars are incredibly easy to make at home. By following our recipe how-to guide carefully, you can enjoy these chewy granola bars in under an hour. That’s right, get ready to say goodbye to store-bought snacks and switch over to homemade gluten-free treats that will leave you feeling satisfied and more energized.
Moreover, our gluten-free muesli bars can be easily customized according to your preference – whether you’re vegan, nut-free or simply want to try different flavor combinations. The recipe includes a variety of substitutions and variations that you can use to tailor this recipe to your taste buds.
Overall, this recipe delivers on all fronts – it’s healthy, tasty and allergen-friendly. With five-star reviews across the board from both kids and adults alike, these gluten-free muesli bars are definitely worth trying out. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of these bars today and enjoy a healthier snack anytime, anywhere!
- 2 cups gluten-free muesli *
- 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free certified)
- 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/3 cup golden syrup
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (vegan option)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice (for nut-free, use soft baked muesli slice or seeds)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or sugar substitute
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Chocolate chips (dairy-free and sugar-free or grain-free for low carb)
- 2 eggs
* if using gluten-free granola bars, make sure they are certified gluten-free.
(For US conversions, please use online conversion tools for accuracy)
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get to the best part – making these delicious muesli bars. The recipe is simple and requires only a few steps, perfect for those who are new to baking or those who are short on time but want to create healthy snacks.
- 2 cups Gluten-free muesli
- 1 cup Dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 cup Mixed nuts and seeds
- ½ cup Desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- ½ cup Golden syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the gluten-free muesli, dates, mixed nuts and seeds, desiccated coconut, and ground cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, golden syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir well until everything is coated in the liquid mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press down evenly until it is compact.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for about ten minutes.
- Once cooled down a bit, remove from pan by using parchment paper as handles.
- Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars.
Pro Tip: Experiment with different forms of nut butter like almond butter or peanut butter for a different taste.
These bars are sure to become a staple of your meal prep rotation because they’re so versatile– you can enjoy them as a healthy snack between meals or as an on-the-go breakfast option when you need something quick and nutritious to grab as you head out the door. Feel free to try out different combinations of nuts and dry fruits to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to switch up your Muesli Bars recipe and add a personal twist? Look no further! Here are some substitutions and variations to help make this recipe your own.
Firstly, if you have specific dietary needs, simply substitute ingredients with those that suit you. For instance, if you want to make this recipe vegan-friendly, swap out honey for maple syrup or agave nectar, and use a nut or seed butter in place of peanut butter.
You can also change the texture and flavor of your Gluten-Free Muesli Bars by adding different types of nuts or seeds such as almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds. You could even consider adding raisins or cranberries for a sweeter taste.
Another variation could be adding chocolate chips to the mix for an extra treat. This will give your bars the perfect balance of sweetness and crunchiness- perfect for a snack on the go!
If you’re after a low-carb option, swap out honey for sugar-free options like Stevia or Erythritol. Alternatively, replace oats with coconut flakes and quinoa clusters.
To make these bars extra special, try dipping them in melted chocolate or drizzle with melted peanut butter. The possibilities are endless!
Overall, don’t be afraid to get creative with your recipe. The suggested substitutes will change the flavor profile and texture, but still maintain the integrity of the original recipe. Happy baking!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your gluten-free muesli bars are ready, let’s talk about serving and pairing them. These delicious bars are perfect for those times when you need a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
Pair the muesli bars with a cup of hot coffee, tea, or even a glass of milk to start your day off right. They’re also great for a post-workout snack, providing the perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to help fuel and recover.
If you’re looking for a more indulgent way to enjoy them, try cutting them up into smaller bite-sized pieces and serve them with dark chocolate chips or your favorite nut butter. The combination of the chewy muesli bar and the rich chocolate or nut butter is simply heavenly!
For a more savory pairing, why not try our homemade gluten-free granola recipe? The crunchy texture of the granola pairs perfectly with the chewy texture of the muesli bars. Mix them together for a perfectly balanced breakfast bowl or topping for yogurt.
Regardless of how you decide to serve and pair them, these gluten-free muesli bars are sure to satisfy your taste buds while keeping you fueled and satisfied throughout the day.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve whipped up a batch of these delicious gluten-free muesli bars, you’ll be glad to know that they can be stored for quite some time. These bars will last for up to a week in an airtight container at room temperature, but if you want them to last longer, I suggest storing them in the fridge or freezer.
To store in the fridge, simply place the bars in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks. If you’d like to store the bars for longer than two weeks or prefer freezing them for future use, wrap them individually with plastic wrap or aluminum foil for best results. You can freeze these bars for up to three months, and thaw them overnight in the fridge before serving.
Reheating these bars is as simple as it gets! You can reheat them by either microwaving them for 10-15 seconds or popping them into the oven for a few minutes. If you’re using the oven method, I suggest covering the bars with foil to avoid burning their edges. Be sure not to overcook them, as this might result in dry and brittle bars.
These make-ahead tips make it easy to have these healthy snacks available whenever you crave something sweet, chewy and satisfying. Now you don’t have any excuses not to have a healthy snack on hand at all times!
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure that your gluten-free Muesli Bars turn out chewy and delicious, here are some tips to consider:
Firstly, make sure you use certified gluten-free oats and muesli. This will prevent any cross-contamination with wheat gluten, making it safe for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
Secondly, when making the recipe, use the exact measurements given in the ingredient list. It is crucial to maintain the ratio of wet to dry ingredients to get the right consistency.
Thirdly, use fresh, soft baked dates that are easy to blend. This will ensure you achieve the perfect texture and sweetness in your bars.
Fourthly, do not overmix the ingredients when stirring them together because it can result in a clumpy mess that won’t hold together well.
Fifthly, allow your Muesli Bars to cool completely before slicing them into squares or bars. Cutting them too soon can cause them to crumble.
Lastly, if you want additional protein or healthy fats, consider adding nut or seed butter when making the recipe. It adds a creamy texture and extra flavor while keeping it healthy.
By following these tips, your Muesli Bars will be perfect every time. Enjoy!
As we come to the end of this recipe article, some common questions about these healthy Muesli bars may come up. Understanding these queries can help you get a better grasp on the different ways the bars can be made and enjoyed. So, let us answer some frequently asked questions for you!
Is there gluten free muesli?
If certified gluten-free oats are utilized, muesli can be entirely devoid of gluten.
Are muesli bars a healthy snack?
While Muesli bars are often marketed as a healthy snack option, many brands include added sugar, refined starch, and fat in their ingredients. As a result, they are highly processed and may not provide adequate fiber to keep you feeling full until your next meal.
Why are my muesli bars too crumbly?
Achieving perfect bars is all about patience and attention to detail. It’s important to ensure that your bars are baked or chilled properly, depending on the recipe. Rushing through the steps could result in crumbly and unsatisfying bars.
Are there any granola bars that are gluten free?
Introducing the ultimate granola bar for everyone, from kids to adults, who loves yummy treats without gluten! Annie’s Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect combination of chewy texture and rich chocolatey taste. These snack bars are created with whole-grain oats and genuine chocolate chips that ensure 11 grams of whole grains for every serving.
In conclusion, these homemade gluten-free muesli bars are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while keeping it healthy. With its all-natural and organic ingredients, you can indulge guilt-free knowing that you’re providing your body with a nutritious snack. Plus, with so many variations and substitutions available, you can easily tweak the recipe to match your tastes or dietary requirements.
So why not give this recipe a try? Make a batch on a Sunday afternoon and have them ready as an on-the-go snack throughout the week. Trust me, you’ll love how easy it is to make, how great it tastes, and how healthy it is for you. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family – they’ll thank you for it!
Muesli Bars - Gluten Free Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free muesli
- 1 cup dates, chopped
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon spices
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup golden syrup, warmed
- Mix muesli, dates, flour and mixed spices together in a bowl.
- Add eggs and golden syrup.
- Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined and sticky.
- Spray lamington tray with cooking spray.
- Press mixture into tray until 1.5cm thick
- Bake in moderate oven (180c) for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Slice when warm.
- Remove from tray when cool.
- Store in an airtight container.