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Berries and currants stuffed – Muesli bars

Berry and Currents Oats bars

About:

For some, having a healthy breakfast in the morning is a daunting task. A lot of us are time constrained most of the time, so the ideal thing (we think) is to skip a meal and go straight to the lunch. Obviously, this does save some time but has damaging effects on your health in the long run. For such people the ideal breakfast is Muesli /oats.

Muesli/oats the healthiest breakfast cereal because it contains all the need of a good diet such as fruits, fibre, protein and calcium therefore it gives you the full benefit of a breakfast, eating muesli/oats in your breakfast equals in eating 2 fruits and all the needed protein and fibre for the rest of the day.

Quick and easy great for breakfast, Sunday brunch or a snack – healthy and low sugar bar.

Serves: 12 – 16
Preparation time: 20minutes
Baking time: 40-45minutes

Ingredients:

  • Powdered oats-2cups
  • Muesli -1cup
  • Unsweetened apple sauce-1/2cup
  • Honey/ maple syrup-3tbsp
  • Vegetable fat-2tbsp
  • Flax meal-2tbsp
  • Baking powder-1tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2tsp
  • Salt-pinch
  • Vanilla essence-1tsp
  • Hot water –as required

For jam:

  • Mixed berries-2cups (frozen or fresh)
  • Corn flour-3tsp
  • Sugar-2tbsp

Procedure:

For Jam/ Filling:

  • In a saucepan bring mixed   berries, sugar and to boil on a medium high heat stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and let the berry mixture simmer until it has softened and thickened up.
  • In a small bowl, whisk corn starch and water together creating slurry. Add to the berry mixture stirring constantly until thickened. Refrigerate until cooled, about an hour or up to a day before using.

Base/ topping:

  • In a large bowl stir together the powdered oats, muesli, salt, baking soda, baking powder, flax meal and mix well and then add in the wet ingredients apple sauce, vanilla essence, vegetable fat and mix together
  • Add warm water if the mixture is too thick and mix
  • Divide the mixture into two-for base and topping
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg c
  • Grease and line the 8×8 or 9×9 square pan.
  • Pat ½ of the oatmeal mixture on the bottom of baking tray pan pressing down to even out mixture.
  • Pour the mixed berry jam/mixture over the base spreading evenly.
  • Spread the remaining oatmeal mixture over berry mixture evenly.
  • Bake it for about-40-45minutes / until light golden.
  • Cool in the pan for 10-15minutes before removing to wire rack, cool completely before cutting.

Note:

  • Muesli is the combination of oats, wheat flakes and bran flakes (Without Sugar)
  • Just as healthy option I have tried to avoid sugar in the making but you can add as per your taste.
  • Try swapping out other fruits and berries for a different twist
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on June 17, 2014, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. These bars just look amazing, tasty & just right! They are on my to make list for today,..ooh yes! x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. very neat idea for healthy bars!

    Like

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