My favourite afternoon snacks are smoothies or raw fruit and nut snack bars/ bites which I sometimes buy from the store (organic and no added sugar of course) or sometimes make myself. This time I tried these raw “muesli bars” – they are packed with a lot of good stuff and enjoyed with a fresh smoothie or just fresh fruit, they will certainly keep you happy until dinner.
makes 6 bars or 12 bites
What you will need:
1dl oat flakes
1/2dl rye flakes
1dl sesame seeds (I used both dark and light coloured)
1/2dl chia seeds
1/2dl almonds (roughly chopped)
1/2dl shredded coconut
1 1/2tbsp coconut oil
Cranberry + vanilla:
1/2dl dried cranberries (mine are sweetened with apple juice and coated with a little sunflower oil)
1/2tbsp vanilla powder
Fig + cinnamon:
1/2 dl dried figs, chopped (I used four figs)
How to do it?
- Chop the almonds roughly and then mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl (also the the flavour ingredients).
- Mix the melted coconut oil with water (not too cold so that the oil doesn’t turn solid) and blend the liquid into the dry ingredients.
- Place the dough in an airtight rectangular box and spread it evenly on the base of the box, pressing it with your fingers. Smooth the surface with a spoon and then cover your box and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Take your box out of the fridge, cut the solidified dough into 6 bars (or smaller bites) and flip the box to take the bars out. You can knock the bottom of the flipped box if the bars seem stuck, this won’t break them.
- Enjoy as snacks or crumble the bars into pieces to have with yogurt or smoothie bowls instead of muesli or granola! Store the bars in the fridge in an airtight jar for up to a couple of days.