I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to stick to a recipe particularly when baking. These muesli slices came about in an attempt to use up all the leftover homemade muesli that was going stale in our house. Into the bowl, I threw in a little bit of this and that, and a lovely yummy slice was the product. Except, I forgot to write down what I put in it! So, with a little bit of trial and error, I present you with the recipe to some tasty and healthy muesli slices!
These are best enjoyed alongside a big cup of tea, as I’m doing so right now!
makes 16 little squares
1 1/2 cups homemade muesli (see notes)
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
flaked almonds/coconut, to sprinkle
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp pure maple syrup/rice malt syrup
1/4 cup milk (I used almond)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees (fan forced) Celsius. Line and oil a square slice tin (14cm x 14cm) and set aside.
2. Mix the muesli, spelt flour, spices, vanilla and baking powder in a large bowl until mixed evenly.
3. Add the olive oil, maple syrup, milk and eggs and whisk/stir until combined.
4. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle over some flaked almonds, coconut, extra muesli or whatever floats your boat for a prettier outcome!
5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on oven heat – I took mine out at 15) until golden and cooked evenly.
– I used homemade muesli which my mum makes from scratch. It is basically just a mix of oats, a bit of dried fruit, coconut, nuts baked with a bit of olive oil, vanilla essence and fruit juice until golden and toasty. Alternatively, if you don’t have any on hand you can used 1 cup of oats and a 1/2 cup mix of fruit, nuts and coconut. Don’t use store bought toasted muesli, it is full on nasties and tonnes of sugar!
– I used spelt flour as it has a nice consistency in this slice but it is not gluten free so you can substitute for almond meal, gluten free all purpose flour, buckwheat flour.. whatever you like! I’ve only tried it with spelt flour so I’m not sure how this would go but give it a shot!
– Maple syrup is a good alternative to sugar but it is high in fructose so rice malt syrup can be used as a substitute for a fructose free version!
– Eggs really bind the slice together but chia/flax eggs may work for vegans!