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Healthy Muesli Bar Recipe
November 11, 2015

With the right snacks; anything is possible! This healthy muesli bar recipe is the perfect treat for hungry Master Trainer students in between the gym and classroom.  

It also packs a nutrition punch. These bars are high in fibre due to nuts and fruit plus chia seeds provide a source of Omega 3 great for brain and heart health.   

Hungry yet? Read on for food blogger Food Prep Sundays ultimate healthy muesli bar recipe!

Healthy Muesli Bars

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 350g dates
  • 600ml boiling water
  • 160g sunflower seeds
  • 160g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g linseed
  • 10g goji berries
  • 60g cacao nibs
  • 250g oats
  • 3tbs cinnamon
  • 1 cap vanilla essence
  • 40g shredded coconut
  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder

Instructions

  1. Pop the oven on 180 degrees, get out a small pot, large mixing bowl, electric blender and 20 x 40 baking tray.
  2. Pop the dates in a small pot on high heat with boiling water to soften for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed, goji berries, cacao nibs and oats in a large bowl and mix together.
  4. Once dates have softened, add to an electric mixer, along with cinnamon, and vanilla essence and then blend together until its a smooth paste.
  5. Add the date paste to the large bowl with remainder of ingredients.
  6. Then add the coconut, chia and mix all together.
  7. Pour onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and spread it out evenly. Bake for 40 minutes. Checking them every 20 minutes. At the half way point, cut the large piece into muesli bars so each bar crisps up a bit.

For more nutritious culinary inspiration, check out Food Prep Sundays on Instagram @foodprepsundays! 

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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