Muesli is the perfect alternative to the sugary, processed cereals lining the shelves of supermarkets today. Similarly, these muesli cereal bar recipes have become life-savers for healthy eaters! Anyone who knows the dangers of store-bought cereals understands that many granola bars are simply not nourishing. In this article, you’ll find five unique muesli cereal bar recipes for both vegans and vegetarians.
I’ll also highlight some of the ugly truths about how many junk foods in pretty packages are posing as “healthy” in our stores and media today.
How to Eat Muesli 101: Overview
- Muesli Bars vs Granola Bars: Why the Difference Matters
- 5 Unique Muesli Bar Recipes to Elevate Your Breakfast Game
- Healthy Muesli That Will Keep Your Wallet and Mother Earth Happy
Muesli Cereal Bar vs Granola Bar:
Is it Really That Big of a Deal?
Yes! For example, did you know that many granola bars contain* as many grams of sugar as a Twix bar? Furthermore, many popular granola bars are also laden with high-fructose corn syrup, glyphosate, hydrogenated oils, and MSG. In other words, their ingredients are scientifically shown to increase the risk for diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol levels. For more details, check out Granola vs Muesli: What’s the Difference?
Since there’s science support each of the following claims, the decision to ditch granola bars seemed to me like the crystal-clear right thing to do:
- Boosts energy naturally
- Promotes mental alertness
- Helps prevent weight gain
- Fights diseases like cancer and heart disease
- Is composed of ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced
- Comes packaged in biodegradable, zero waste packaging
- Contains NO added sugar, NO glyphosate, NO genetically modified organisms, and NO artificial additives of any kind
*When you source your muesli from Mu Mu Muesli, you’re putting yourself in the hands of a company who truly loves its products, the customers, and the earth.
The 5 Best Muesli Cereal Bar Recipes of 2020
While you may notice some overlap in ingredients, each one of the recipes below is distinctly unique. Some contain just three ingredients, while others are more detailed. My hope is that you’ll find a couple that sound especially appealing.
Because once you do, these mouth-watering bars aren’t very hard to whip up!
1. Easy Muesli Bar by Natural New Age Mum
This Easy Muesli Cereal Bar recipe is one of the best vegan recipes for beginners out there. It’s just so simple. This fast, “make ahead breakfast” only requires five ingredients, so you can even make it the night before to avoid rushed mornings.
- 3 cups of muesli cereal
- 1/2 cup sultanas (golden raisins)
- 2 bananas
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 farm-raised egg or vegan egg substitute
- Line a tin with baking paper, and preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- After removing and mashing the bananas thoroughly, whisk in the eggs and coconut oil.
- Add the muesli and blend well.
- Using a spatula, distribute the mixture evenly across the pan.
- Put in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Wait until it is firm before removing.
- Let cool before cutting into pieces.
Note: In order to incorporate Mu Mu Muesli, the following recipe is a slightly different twist on Lindy’s original recipe.
This protein muesli recipe one power-packed cereal bar! The wide range of seeds (including the flax seed in the Mu Mix) provides you with a powerful boost of nutrition. The fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, and protein are everything your body needs to be energized and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you.
And let’s not forget about the Goji berries! Five tablespoons of these time-honored Chinese berries contains 3.9 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of fiber, 53.2 mg of calcium, and 13.6 mg of Vitamin C.
Studies have found Goji berries to have high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants.
- 3.5 cups of Mu Mix
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 8 pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
- 2 eggs or vegan egg substitutes
- 2 tablespoons of Goji berries
- 4 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
- First, preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
- Then mix together the sunflower, chia, hemp, and pumpkin seeds in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the chopped Goji berries to the mixing bowl.
- Next, use a blender to completely mix together the eggs and the dates.
- Once that is complete, turn the stove to low and melt the coconut oil and sweetener of your choice (either honey or maple syrup).
- When the oil and sweeter have melted, it’s time to spread the ingredients out onto the baking tray.
- They’ll need to bake between 10 and 15 minutes in the oven. Otherwise, you can assume they’re ready to come out when they have achieved a light, golden brown color.
- Store these superfood muesli bars in an airtight container in the fridge, and slice into bar-size pieces prior to cooling.
3. Chocolate Chip Muesli Cereal Bar Recipe (Vegan) by Affordable Whole Foods
Looking for some vegan Valentine’s chocolate? Then this is the recipe for you! A few of these chocolate muesli bars would be perfect on a lazy morning as you lounge about eating breakfast in bed.
But first listen to this mouth-watering flavor profile: pure cacao vegan chocolate, Medjool dates, rice malt syrup, rolled oats, and creamy coconut oil.
Even though this is a rich and chocolaty dish, it’s still very healthy. That’s because there’s no refined sugar, no dairy, and it’s 100% vegan.
- 1/2 vegan dark chocolate
- About 8 organic Medjool dates
- 1/4 cup of malt syrup
- 3 cups of rolled oats (organic)
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- First, soak the dates in hot water for about 10 minutes. (The pits must have been removed).
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Next, drain the excess water from the dates. Place the dates, rice malt syrup, and coconut oil in a blender.
- In a seperate, large bowl, stir together the chocolate chips and oats.
- Finally, stir the contents from the blender in with the chocolate and oats.
- Firmly press the mixture into the tray and slide into your fridge. Keep it there for at least half an hour.
- The last step is to chop your delicious creating into pieces and move to the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.
4. Vegan Muesli Cereal Bar by Brushwoods
Again, I’m altering using Bushwood’s lovely Vegan Muesli Bars recipe as inspiration. In other words, I’m simply swapping out “Mu Mu Muesli” for the “Brushwoods Fresh Rolled Oats.”
Nevertheless, I want to give due credit to the author! Because this rich, pure cacao combined with the coconut oil and Mu Mix is a decadent combination with a host of health benefits!
- 1/4 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 a cup of coconut
- 1 tablespoon of pure dark cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup chopped apricots and dates (total)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- A quarter cup of rice malt syrup
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Square baking tray (should be about 20cm x 20 cm and 5cm deep) with a baking paper lining
Drizzling Chocolate Ingredients
- A quarter cup of organic cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- Stir together the oats, dates, coconut, apricots, cacao nibs, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Then, use a microwave to melt the coconut.
- Slowly add the rice malt syrup and vanilla and mix well to combine. Microwave times do vary in wattage, so it’ll take a different amount of time depending on your microwave.
- Now, add the melted coconut oil and malt syrup into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix vigorously.
- Gently allow the coconut oil mix to flow into the lined baking tray.
- Next, use the back of a large spoon to pat down each square inch of the top surface area.
- Wait 1-2 hours for the bars to cool off in the freezer.
Drizzling Chocolate Directions:
- Melt the coconut oil.
- After that, thoroughly stir in the pure cacao and rice malt syrup.
- Allow 15-20 minutes for the mixture to thicken, but take a peak at 10 minutes to check.
With the left over drizzling chocolate you can make a yummy vegan chocolate bark by placing the left overs into a small rectangle plastic container and sprinkle with coconut, oats and cacao nibs. Place into the freezer until set and break up into pieces. Store in an air tight container in the fridge. It’s delicious!Patricia Tzortzis , Brushwoods
5. “Pantry Clean Out” Muesli Breakfast Cereal Bar Recipe
Now this muesli bar recipe is short and sweet! All you need is 4 cups of Mu Mu Muesli, 1/2 to 1 cup of honey, and 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil.
- Pre-line a tray with parchment paper.
- Combine all three ingredients and blend well.
- Put in the fridge and wait for them to solidify!
Get the Most Out of Your Next Muesli Breakfast!
Here’s What to Do Next
As you can see, there are oodles of variations on this particular way of preparing muesli. And don’t forget the unique benefits – these high fiber bars are so compact that you can carry them along in your purse or briefcase with you! Of all the different ways to eat muesli, the Muesli Bar is one of the most portable. This is definitely a fabulous alternative to those “healthy” granola bars that masquerade as nutritious foods.
So now what? Take advantage of Mu Mu Muesli’s free shipping and broad selection of packages, id you’d like. You’ll be on your way to making your own muesli cereal bar in no time!
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