Homemade blueberry muesli bars

Homemade blueberry muesli bars

A fruity, wholesome breakfast

Homemade blueberry muesli bars are fibre-rich cereal bars that are easy to prepare and quick to eat.

Fresh Australian blueberries, rolled oats and almonds make these homemade bars delicious to eat while providing natural fibre.

Make and bake these bars in advance and grab one for a speedy breakfast as you are heading out of the door to work or school.

Great for your family’s lunchboxes as a filling snack.

Bircher muesli in bar form

The base of this recipe is inspired by traditional Bircher muesli that normally consists of:

  • Rolled oats
  • Grated apple
  • Nuts
  • Lemon juice
  • Cream

The above ingredients are then left overnight in the fridge to soak before eating for breakfast the next day.

In my recipe, I mix fresh blueberries, oats, almondsmilk & honey and soak them overnight before baking them in the oven. I then cut the baked mixture into bars.

Homemade blueberry muesli bars are chewy, fruity cereal bars. The crunch from the almonds, natural sweetness from the honey and blueberries goes well with the softness of the oats.

You should make blueberry muesli bars because they are:

  • Tasty, filling and easy to make.
  • Healthier than store-bought bars. A small amount of honey & the berries provide natural sweetness.
  • Budget-friendly: inexpensive rolled oats are this recipe’s main ingredient.
  • Seasonal: juicy blueberries are now in season (summer).

Blueberry muesli bars’ main ingredients:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Rolled oats
  • Almonds
Close up of homemade blueberry muesli bars with fresh blueberries
Homemade blueberry muesli bars – great for breakfast

Tips for busy cooks

If you don’t have blueberries, you could use any sweet-tasting berries instead.

Walnuts, macadamias or any other type of nut would work well in this recipe if you don’t like almonds.

You can use any type of milk that you like for this recipe. I use skim cow’s milk but you could use almond/coconut or soy milk if you prefer.

Serving suggestions:

  1. Wholesome breakfast: grab a muesli bar to eat on your way to work or school.
  2. Healthier snack: pack one of these bars in your lunchbox.
  3. Afternoon tea: enjoy with a hot drink.

Breakfast to go

Make a batch of these homemade blueberry muesli bars so that you have a quick, wholesome breakfast to grab as you are leaving the house in the morning.

The ideal accompaniment to a cup of coffee, these homemade muesli bars are a satisfying brekkie.

Did you use different berries in this recipe or did you stick with blueberries?

Let me know by leaving a comment and a recipe rating below – I’d love to hear from you.

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Have you got leftover blueberries? Try this recipe next: quick blueberry and chocolate cupcakes

 

Homemade blueberry muesli bars with fresh berries on greaseproof paper
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Homemade blueberry muesli bars

Homemade blueberry muesli bars are fibre-rich cereal bars that are easy to prepare and quick to eat. Ideal for breakfast or as a wholesome snack.

Meal Type Afternoon tea, Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Australian-Inspired
Keyword Homemade muesli bars, Vegetarian
Overnight soaking 12 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Bars
Author Veg Coast Cook

Ingredients

Bircher muesli mix

  • 100 g fresh blueberries
  • 50 g rolled oats
  • 20 g whole almonds halved
  • 180 ml skim milk
  • 3 tsp runny honey

For greasing

  • 5 g unsalted butter softened

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the Bircher muesli mix in a large bowl. Cover bowl with a plate and leave mix to soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C fan. Line a  square (20 cm by 20 cm) baking dish with greaseproof paper and grease paper with butter.

  3. Remove Bircher muesli mix from fridge, uncover and transfer into greased & lined baking dish. Evenly spread the Bircher muesli out and bake in the oven for 50 - 60 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  4. Cut into eight bars and store bars in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat for breakfast or as a snack.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade blueberry muesli bars”

  • 5 stars
    After Christmas I felt I needed to eat healthily but still wanted a treat / snack occasionally. These bars do just that. Just the right amount of sweetness. So easy to make.

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