Breakfast On The Run and The 100g Muesli Bar
I don’t eat breakfast before I leave home in the mornings but I do like to stop for coffee each day on the way to work at my new favourite cafe called Extract Coffee in Kumeu. They have these great homemade muesli energy bars which after a morning swim are very tempting as my tummy is grumbling so more often than not it’s a coffee and a bar. So in a mad fit of inspiration I decided to whip up a batch of my own muesli bars last night but thought it would be fun to come up with an easy recipe to remember, hence the 100g bar here. One hundred grams of each ingredient, except for the addition of a little flour to bind it all together.
I used Manuka honey to sweeten the muesli as we are fortunate to have an abundance of it here in NZ , the one I have is a beautiful natural grainy honey from local bee keepers Earth Bound Honey in a place called Bethals Beach.
100g rolled oats
100g All Bran (or bran flakes)
100g rye flakes
100g sultanas or raisins
100g seeds (sunflower, linseed, sesame)
100g manuka honey
2 tbsp flour
preheat oven 160C and line a 22cm square baking tin with baking paper.
Place the butter and honey in a pan and bring to the boil for two minutes
Add all the other ingredients to the melted honey and butter and stir in. Once stirred and slightly cooler give the muesli a slight knead with your hand to bring it together into sticky lumps. This works the gluten and will help it stay bound once baking.
Press the muesli into the lined tin, you might need to wet your hand with cold water to do this. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut into bars once cool, I found the best thing was a sharp bread knife.