The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars… soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

You know how everyone has a few recipes that are their all-time favourites? The ones that they make over and over again? Well this is one of mine! Yep, these really are the best homemade muesli bars.

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

What makes them so good?? Well they have just the right amount of chewiness to crunchiness! They’re soft and delicious on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. YUM.

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

Oh and you know what else makes them the best homemade muesli bars EVER!!!?? The fact that this recipe is SO versatile. You really can’t go wrong! You can substitute the honey for rice malt syrup, the peanut butter for any nut butter or the trail mix for any of your favourite nuts, seeds or dried fruits. See… how versatile is that!!!

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

This recipe is based on my original ‘Soft & Chewy Muesli Bars’ but has been updated to include grams as well as Thermomix instructions. And there’s also now a video to show just how simple these babies are to make!

Or for something a little different, check out my Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars. 

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

So whether you’re filling up your kiddies lunchbox, making yourself a mid-afternoon pick me up or just baking for the fun of it, promise me you’ll give these a go! They really are the best homemade muesli bars (and they’re SO easy!!).

PS. These are totally freezer-friendly, so pop any leftovers into an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MUESLI BARS

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars

These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 
4.25 from 4 votes
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: muesli bars
Keyword: homemade muesli bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 483kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100g) coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey
  • 1/2 cup (125g) peanut butter or any nut butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups (150g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups trail mix (mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruit)
  • 1/3 cup (40g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (25g) puffed rice (rice bubbles or similar)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat until just melted and stir together. 
  • Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and brown sugar and mix together well. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, trail mix, plain flour and puffed rice. Mix together. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on 90 degrees, 2 minutes, Speed 2 (or until melted). 
  • Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and brown sugar and mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, trail mix, plain flour and puffed rice. Mix on Reverse, Speed 2, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix with the spatula to combine. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 6.9mg
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These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

32 thoughts on “The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars”

  1. Claire Batchelor says:

    So delicious!
    I left out the rice puffs, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla extract and halved the sugar (the second time round as it was a bit sweet) and it was the best muesli I’ve ever tasted.
    I was wondering if anyone had any tips to stop the edges and bottom getting burnt? It doesn’t taste burnt, just really black. I’ve turned the temperature right down (120c) but still burnt??

    1. Lucy says:

      Yay!!! That’s so awesome! Try cooking it on the shelf that’s furtherest away from the heat source in your oven (for me, that’s my bottom shelf).

    2. Jenny says:

      Cook until golden brown instead of the 25-30 minutes, might only take 20 minutes in your oven

  2. Keira Woolley says:

    Add chia seeds and it will be healthier but you won’t even taste it. Yummm!

  3. Erica Smith says:

    These look delicious. I’m just wondering if there is a way to make it nut free for my kids lunchboxes for school. What can the nut butter be substituted with? Thanks

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Erica, I would suggest this recipe for a nut-free option: https://bakeplaysmile.com/nut-free-muesli-bars-lunch-box-recipe/

    2. Emily says:

      I just made this and used tahini instead of peanut butter and it worked well!

  4. Heather Lefel says:

    Hi, can these muesli bars be frozen?

  5. Monica says:

    Hi I was wondering how long do they last?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Monica, they will last for a week in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. xx

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