Jump to content

I just made the best muesli bars! - update with nut free substitutes (post #1)

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Snot stew

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

OMG yuuuummmmm.

From here

I am very much enjoying this clean eating thing original.gif


So after quite a bit of experimenting I have found that substituting pumpkin seeds (pepitas) for the nuts, and Unhulled Tahini (which is sesame spread) for the peanut butter works as well.  At first I left out the choc chips but upon further testing, I've found that the way they melt into the mixture a bit during the mixing of the dry and wet ingredients actually helps a lot with preventing the muesli bars from crumbling later.  I've also found that puffed wheat stays in the bars much better than the puffed millet (probably due to size I'm guessing).

So now the kids have a nut free version to take to school, and a nut version they can eat at home... they seem to prefer the nut version but that hasn't stopped them from eating the entire nut free tray in less than a week.

Hope that helps original.gif

Further edit to add - they do cost a bit to make if you buy all organic ingredients, I have to admit that not all mine are organic.  Mine probably cost about 70c a bar.

Edited by Orange Underpants, 05 March 2013 - 10:38 AM.

#2 OscarAndTilly

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

They sound great. We're they very expensive to make?

#3 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Yum!  I've made a similar recipe, minus nuts so they didn't cause a problem with kindy.

My issue was that when the warm ingredients mixed with the grains and chocolate chips, all the chocolate chips just melted.

#4 beaglebaby

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

I got all excited seeing them, then realised they had peanuts in them, thought never mind, I'll work around that - then got to the peanut butter too.  It is really difficult to make really healthy things that the kids can take to school, I made a whole batch of muffins the other day and then realised they couldn't take them as I'd put LSA in - no nuts at all allowed.  Oh well, more for me!

#5 JaneLane

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Yum, I've been making to have a go at making some, I will have to try that recipe out!

#6 Missy Shelby

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

They sound delicious OP, thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

#7 Snot stew

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Yeah the kids can't take them to school.  But I am going to experiment with some other things to replace the peanut butter now that I know they come out okay.  Then you can just leave out the whole nuts too.

I'll keep you updated!

#8 it'stime

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

They sound awesome

#9 Tall Poppy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

They sound very yummy.

You could just use them as an after school snack. I'd have loved them as a kid.

#10 Snot stew

Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

See update in post #1

#11 beaglebaby

Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Thanks Orange Undies, once I have the cake stall baking out of the way I'm going to give these a try:)  Love your update, not just for the nut free version but also for them being less crumbly, the last lot of muesli bars I made the kids turned into crumbs in their lunchboxes.

#12 skylark

Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

Those look delicious, but seriously the "clean, healthy" label is bogus. Just have them because they are tasty, and homemade so you know what's in there, but they are neither "clean" nor "healthy". Clean-er or healthi-er than getting the commercial version though!

#13 Snot stew

Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

LOL.  They are mostly clean, and mostly healthy.  They are full of good fats and protein.  I don't think it's bogus at all.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

  • ek-thumb-blinkybill

    Win Blinky Bill The Movie Prize Packs

    To celebrate the release of BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE in cinemas September, you could win 1 of 10 prize packs that include a pair of Kids Ugg Australia boots, DVD pack, a Blinky Bill The Movie book set and family pass to see the film.

  • ek-fathersdayfitbit

    Father's Day Gift Ideas 2015

    Here are 13 awesome gift ideas for the Dads to celebrate his special day.

  • ek-sportbooks-athumb

    Best books for sporty kids

    Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

  • kmart-320

    Kmart decor hacks

    Entire communities on Instagram are devoted to showing Kmart homewares prepped, preened and hacked into designer items.

  • ek-pullapart-zthumb

    Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

    From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

  • cotton-on-_320

    Cotton On KIDS activewear range

    Activewear for kids has gone designer at Cotton On.

  • ek-90steentvshows-2thumb

    Teens of the 90's TV favourites

    Were you a teen in the 90's? Here are some of your favourite shows from Australia and abroad during the decade.

  • Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

    Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

  • harry320

    10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

    Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

  • dh_320

    When they were famous

    Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

  • ek-fidgettoys-1athubm

    Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

    Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

  • ek-80sboys-1thumb3

    Boys growing up in the 80s

    Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.