Nut-Free Muesli Bars | Lunch Box Recipe

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Muesli bars are a pretty big thing in our house… We make them ALL THE TIME!!

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Why do we love making homemade muesli bars so much?

  • they’re WAY cheaper than store-bought ones
  • you know exactly what’s going into your homemade muesli bars
  • they’re super quick and easy to whip up
  • they’re perfect for little lunch boxes, an afternoon snack or a mid-morning pick-me-up

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Usually I’ll make my ‘Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars’ (which are absolutely DELICIOUS!!!). But whenever I need a nut-free recipe, I’ll make my Nut-Free Muesli Bars instead.

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Will’s daycare doesn’t have any rules about not bringing nuts along in lunch boxes, but I know lots of schools, kinders and daycares do (which makes these nut-free muesli bars perfect for school snacks!!!).

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

I generally use a mix of chopped apricots and sultanas in my nut-free muesli bars, but you can mix and match with whatever dried fruit you have lying around (and of course, whichever are your kiddies current favourites!).

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Ooh and if you like, add a tablespoon of chia seeds – they give a yummy crunch!

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

For more muesli bar recipes, check out these ones that we love:

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Happy muesli bar making!!! xx

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

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Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Nut-Free Muesli Bars - Conventional Method

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own combinations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 
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Course: healthy snacks, lunch box recipe, muesli bars
Cuisine: Snacks
Keyword: nut free muesli bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (110g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  • 1 cup dried fruit (chopped apricots, sultanas, raisins etc)
  • 1 cup (25g) puffed rice (rice bubbles or similar)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the butter, honey and brown sugar into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on 50% power until just melted and stir together (stir every 30 seconds. 
  • Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt and mix together well. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, plain flour, dried fruit and puffed rice. Mix together. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Notes

Watch this slice closely in the oven - it can go from undercooked to overcooked very quickly.

 

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

Nut-Free Muesli Bars - Thermomix Method

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own combinations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 
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Course: healthy snacks, lunch box recipe, muesli bars
Cuisine: Snacks
Keyword: nut free muesli bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (110g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  • 1 cup dried fruit (chopped apricots, sultanas, raisins etc)
  • 1 cup (25g) puffed rice (rice bubbles or similar)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 28cm X 20cm rectangular slice tin with baking paper. 
  • Place the butter, honey and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Heat on 80 degrees, Speed 3, 3 minutes and 30 seconds (or until melted). 
  • Add all remaining ingredients and mix on Reverse Speed 4, 8 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds or until well combined (you'll need to use the spatula to help mix). 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and press down firmly and evenly. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into slices. 

Notes

Watch this slice closely in the oven - it can go from undercooked to overcooked very quickly.

Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

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Hi, I just made these and followed recipe exactly but they’re very crumbly and not holding together at all. Is there meant to be an egg included? tOtherwise very tasty. Thanks!