Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars

I took a great recipe and put my own spin on it.

Instead of sugar and golden syrup I used pure maple syrup as well as maple



I love anything with maple syrup or maple sugar.  The sweet smell and flavor

of maple just seems to make everything taste better.  Not to mention that it

is a little healthier for you than white sugar.


I also added ground flax seeds and a bit of wheat germ.  The coconut chips,

raisins and cranberries add a touch of color as well as a bit of your

recommended fruit intake.


If you are not a cereal person, this little bar is perfect.  Have it in the

morning with your tea or coffee.  Or maybe as a mid day snack.  Either way,

you will love this cereal bar.




Muesli Bars

Adapted from Donna Hay


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup  sultanas or golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ



Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan stirring until butter is melted.

In a large mixing bowl mix the oats, sultanas, dried cranberries, dried cherries, coconut chips, flour, maple sugar, ground flax seeds and wheat germ,  add to the butter mixture and mix.


Using a spatula or the back of a spoon flatten mixture into a greased 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.


Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.  Makes 14

Muesli Bars