Chia Muesli Bars

Developed in partnership by Miele Home Economist Loughlin Hunter & Claire Saundry, APD, AccSD

Makes 20 bars | Prep time 12 minutes | Cooking time 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup pepita seeds
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven on Fan Plus at 180°C.
  2. Place chia seeds, water, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla paste in the steam oven. Steam at 100˚C for 8 minutes. Stir ingredients until mixed well. Leave to cool.
  3. Add the dry ingredients – quinoa, pepitas, nuts, coconut, sesame seeds and cinnamon. Stir to bind ingredients. Add a little extra water if mixture is a little dry, if the recipe is too wet, add extra chia seeds.
  4. Place into a 20cm x 30cm tin, lined with baking paper. Wet the back of a spoon to smooth out the mix and to spread it out evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. 20 minutes will give you a chewy bar and any longer will provide a crunchier consistency.
  6. Leave to cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Per serve (75g)
         Energy – kJ 1125
Protein (g) 5.8
Fat (g) 18
Carbohydrate (g) 20.8
Sodium (mg) 6.1