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No nuts, No eggs, No bake
Here is a great healthy lunchbox substitute that is quick, easy muesli slice and tastes great. Because it is a NO BAKE recipe you maintain all the great heat reactive nutrients like the vitamin C from boabab, yet you still get a crunch from the toasted oats. If your kids are new to the healthy food alternatives or a bit fussy, you can play around with the substitute options provided you stick with the same ratios of wet and dry ingredients. This is an awesome lunchbox friendly snack or an after school treat that is packed with nutrients and will have the kids begging for more.
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1/2 cup desiccated coconut/ coconut chips
* 1/2 cup pepitas
* 2 1/2 cups of Fruity LBFBB (375g)
* 2 teaspoons water
* 1 cup puffed brown rice
* 1/2 cup butter/ghee (if you like sweeter try 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 golden syrup)
* 1/2 cup coconut oil
* 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Grease and line a baking tray/plastic container (16cm x 28cm) baking paper.
2. In a heavy frying pan, toast the oats, coconut, and pepitas. Stir continuously until the coconut turns golden. Transfer to large bowl and set aside to cool.
3. Cook butter/coconut oil, vanilla essence and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, without stirring, for around 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile mix the water into the fruity Ballbags until they stick together and then mix in the puffed rice and cooled oats mixture.
5. Remove the liquid ingredients from the stove and stir until all of the dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.
6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray. Use a large metal spoon to press the mixture down firmly. Use a second piece of baking paper on top of the slice to ensure it is packed tight. The firmer it is the less crumbles you will have.
7. Place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Take out of the fridge, pull out the muesli slice using the baking paper and put onto a cutting board. Unwrap and cut into small slices
Thank you to Emma and Tom for this recipe!
Find them at Helensvale Farmers Markets every Saturday morning.