5 from 4 votes
easy muesli bars
Muesli Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 

These muesli bars are kind of like granola bars, but are only mildly sweet and have a softer texture to them. They are hearty and chewy with just the right amount of crunch from the seeds. In fact, they taste very much like a dense banana bread. They are vegan, grain-free, nut-free, and have no added sugar.

Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 180 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups quinoa flakes*
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mash the bananas. Add the bananas into a large bowl and mash until smooth

  2. Mix all the ingredients. Add the quinoa flakes, seeds, dried fruit, and vanilla into the large bowl with the bananas and mix to combine.

  3. Bake. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Transfer the mixture into an 8 x 8 inch/20 x 20 cm parchment paper-lined baking dish and press firmly into an even layer. Bake the muesli bars until firm and lightly golden around the edges, about 25 minutes. Allow the bars to cool completely, then cut into 12 even bars.

  4. Store. Leftover muesli bars keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. For longer term storage, freeze in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper in between each muesli bar (so they don't stick together as they freeze) for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

*You can substitute the quinoa flakes for rolled oats, buckwheat flakes, amaranth flakes, etc. I use quinoa flakes and buckwheat flakes by GoGo Quinoa, which I believe are only available in Canada.
**Nutrition information is approximate and may contain errors. Please, feel free to make your own calculations.
This recipe has been adapted from Oh She Glows.

Nutrition Facts
Muesli Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 of 12)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.