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Help Muesli Bars

Posted by helen 
Help Muesli Bars
June 24, 2016 02:39AM
My muesli bars are falling apart and they are driving me mad.
Has anyone got a really good full proof recipe for muesli bars that hold together well when cut.
I need lovely straight lines
Re: Help Muesli Bars
June 24, 2016 11:02PM
Phew I worked it out.
Seems muesli bars are much better if you take the time to really press the mixture firmly into the pan.
I was also trying to reduce the sugar content but you need quite an amount of sugar to stick the ingredients together. Hence the difficulty in getting a healthy muesli bar.
Butter is also better than oil but not sure why this would be.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2016 02:44AM by helen.
Re: Help Muesli Bars
June 25, 2016 12:38AM
Butter sets - oil does not!
Re: Help Muesli Bars
June 25, 2016 02:45AM
It may be as simple as that Stephanie. I had thought that once it was baked with sugar etc... that the oil would work as well as butter but not so.
Re: Help Muesli Bars
June 27, 2016 05:46AM
I use a recipe that I found online, and the beauty of it is that it requires very little sugar as it has eggs to hold it together.
I have used sugar, agave syrup, honey or apple syrup for the sweetener and all work really well as there is so little there. I don't use bircher or pre-bought muesli as the recipe says, just a combination of rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants and dried apricots.

the recipe can be found here:healthy muesli bar recipe
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