Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Recipe: Healthy Toddler Muesli Bars

OK - to be honest I'm not sure anything with this much butter is really truly healthy, but compare the ingredients list with commercial kiddy muesli bars and this one definately wins out.

I tried a bunch of different recipes and then cobbled this one together. You can chop and change within the dried ingredients - let me know if you try it what you think!

125gms butter
½ cup honey
2 cups rolled oats (or a mix of similar grains)
1 cup rice bubbles (lightens it up for little tummies)
¼ cup LSA powder
¼ cup dried chopped fruit

In a large saucepan melt the butter and honey. Then take off the heat, add the dry ingredients. Press well (use your fingers) into a 20 x 30 slice tin that has been lined with baking paper. I line it so that the baking paper comes up over the sides so that I can get it out of the tin without it breaking up.

Then bake at about 160 degrees celcius for 40 minutes or so. Leave to cool completely before cutting it.


Dawn said...

This looks good. May I ask what LSA powder is?

Patience said...

We made muesli bars too this week, although we used a different recipe and, ahem, ours were definitely not so healthy since we topped them with chocolate icing! But we HAD to, the recipe said so ;-)

Gypsy said...

LSA powder is linseed, sunflower and almonds, all ground up into powder. Its really really nutritious and yummy - but you can just use coconut. Patience - I bet these would be even nicer with chocolate icing :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, toddlers need lots of fats for proper nervous system development! I think in the US we call them rice krispies (puffed rice, right?) and I'm not sure I've ever seen LSA powder here. Ground almonds would probably be good.