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#1 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Aaarrgghh I'm so frustrated! I've tried a few different oat/muesli bar slice recipes now & without fail they all crumble when I cut them into bars/squares. I've made sure I let them cool properly first and I'm getting really frustrated now. Does anyone have any tips or a guaranteed crumble proof recipe? I'm after something it for school lunch box so nut free & as healthy as possible - minimum sugar, not bothered about fat content. Any advice is very much appreciated  original.gif

#2 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

I've made some martha stewart oatmeal, raisin and choc chip cookies which might work. They'd probably work and they taste awesome. My kids hate oatmeal but scoff these down happily every time. Do you want the recipe or are you only after muesli slices.

#3 TheGreenSheep

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

The recipes Ive seen suggest cutting the slice warm and letting it cool before taking it out of the pan. Would this help?

#4 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

Thanks CO but I'm trying to cut out choc chips & the like & will all the failures I'm wary of adapting these recipes now lol! They do sound good though.

TGS I'll try that thanks, the others have said to allow to cool but it's just not working.

At this stage we're going to be having a shed load of crumbled slice on fruit & yogurt laughing2.gif

#5 watergirl

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/breakfast-bars-55

This recipe is very yummy and I've never had any problems with crumbling. You could leave out the peanuts to make it nut free. However, the 'glue' is condensed milk so no exactly sugar free (in fact, no where near sugar free!). original.gif

#6 TPS

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

What about oatmeal cookies rather than slice - like these from Teresa Cutter (the Healthy Chef - I LOOOOVE her recipes):

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/04/anzac-cookies/

#7 TPS

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

or this muesli bar recipe too:

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/01/muesli-bars/

#8 credence

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

The Carrot and Oat Slice recipe on Essential Kids is not crumbly and it's really delicious.

I think why you're not having success is if you reduce the amount of sugar in a recipe, it affects the way the cake/slice holds together.

I don't know how you'd go substituting sugar for something like stevia? I haven't really done much experimenting with that myself, some others out there might be able to give advice about cutting down sugar in cake recipes.

#9 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (credence @ 04/02/2013, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Carrot and Oat Slice recipe on Essential Kids is not crumbly and it's really delicious.

I think why you're not having success is if you reduce the amount of sugar in a recipe, it affects the way the cake/slice holds together.

I don't know how you'd go substituting sugar for something like stevia? I haven't really done much experimenting with that myself, some others out there might be able to give advice about cutting down sugar in cake recipes.


Somebody really liked that slice laughing2.gif Sorry!

That does look like it's worth a try thanks, and yours too TPS, thanks original.gif

#10 niggles

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE (ThatsNotMyName @ 04/02/2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Somebody really liked that slice laughing2.gif Sorry!


You filthy minded so and so. tongue.gif


#11 Eileithyia

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

I sometimes use Agave Nectar instead of sugar...you might just have to play with how much to put in for your tastes.





#12 strawberry blondes

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

I always cut slices when they are still warm and they dont crumble.

#13 brazen

Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

sweet spiced oaty slice - yum!

#14 kandj

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

I make these ones quite regularly

http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/honey-...r-booster-bars/

you can substitute peanut butter for a mashed banana to make them nut free.

I just about halve the amount of sugar and butter though as otherwise its a bit soft and gooey and too sickly sweet.

I do mine with dates, cranberries and sultana's which provide a lot of the sweetness anyway. and I generally add pecans/almonds as well as the pepita's and sunflower seeds. but I'm not making it for school/kinder.

I find I have to leave it in the pan to cool, but not till its cooled down - more like a few hours cooled.

I just pop a teatowel over it and leave it on the bench until its well and truly done.



#15 KissMyBaht

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

OP, maybe substitute margarine for butter if that's what your recipe originally uses.  I found that when I bake my oat slice with butter it becomes 'biscuity' and crumbles when sliced, warm or cold

This is the very easy, fail-proof oat slice recipe that I use but it does have sugar in it (maybe omit the sugar as it also has honey and see if that works??

Oat Slice





#16 kelliev

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

I make this oat slice from the Heart Foundation website regularly. I use wholemeal flour and I'm always mixing up the dried fruit & nuts to all sorts of combinations of nuts, seeds, coconut etc. You could easily leave out the nuts. As PP's have said you should cut the slice in the tin while still warm.

#17 kelliev

Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

I make this oat slice from the Heart Foundation website regularly. I use wholemeal flour and I'm always mixing up the dried fruit & nuts to all sorts of combinations of nuts, seeds, coconut etc. You could easily leave out the nuts. As PP's have said you should cut the slice in the tin while still warm.

http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/recipes/...e.aspx?mt=Snack

#18 brazen

Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

the one i was talking about it more of a true slice, not a muesli bar type one


#19 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thanks everyone, I hadn't expected so much feedback original.gif

kandj I love the look of that slice, yay for Hugh - I'm a fan of his work!




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