It’s quite sad that I haven’t actually been baking as frequently as I would like to but it’s a simple case of coming home tired from a long day during the week and wanting to do absolutely nothing but relax on the weekend. I hope to snap out of that bad habit soon. Though I’m still struggling trying to find a balance between uni/study, blogging, social life and me time.
When I’m having a lazy day but really, really want to bake something, I go for things that require very little effort and are quick to knock up. I know this might be a little boring but recently I wanted to make some muesli bars. Only because I know that this cold weather would make me pile up on excess baggage from all the comforting food I’ll be consuming so I might as well try balance it out by making something that is somewhat “healthy”.
What I like about this recipe is that you can modify it any way you want. Don’t like pistachios? That’s ok, add any nut you want into it and how ever much you want. I only had about half a cup so I had to make do with what I had. You could get experimental and also add fruit into it, I had thoughts of using apples, pears and even blueberries! I’ve got a bag of frozen raspberries that I think I might use up for the next batch. These muesli bars are on the chewy side so those who like them crunchy maybe cook them for another 10-15 minutes longer, just be mindful not to burn them.
So tell me, how do you like your muesli bars? Are you on team chewy or crunchy?
Original recipe by Phuoc
Makes 24 (4 x 7.5cm/1.5 x 3 inch) bars
1/2 cup (150g) honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts
- Preheat the oven to 160C (320F) and line a 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 inch) baking tin with baking paper.
- Combine butter, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar and butter has melted.
- Stir butter mixture into big mixing bowl containing rolled oats and flour.
- Add egg and mix until well combined.
- Add chocolate chips and pistachio nuts until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin; press and level the mixture, covering the entire tin.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown, turning the tin halfway throughout baking.
- Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack.
- Cut the muesli into 4 x 7.5cm (1.5 x 3 inch) bars.