Are you sick of the boring old muesli bars you buy at the supermarket? Do you think I sound like the guy from Danoz Direct? I didn’t realise that until I read it back to myself out loud. It usually pays to read things back to yourself before hitting publish! Back to the subject, muesli slice. They’re a delicious breakfast alternative or snack on the go and the recipe is very versatile. Instead of muesli, you could use a mixture of the dregs of the cereal boxes, oats,nuts and dried fruit, waste not want not right? You could even add a few chocolate chips if you’re feeling a little naughty.
Not only does this recipe use up the things no one wants, it’s also really quick to make. You’ll never have to buy a muesli bar again so it’s also good for the bank balance.
Start your super saver bars by mixing the muesli (or whatever you’re using) with the flour.
To the flour and muesli, add the melted butter, sugar and honey. The recipe says to melt the three together over the stove but of course I took the lazy route and zapped it in the microwave 10 seconds at a time until it was smooth.
Finally, add the eggs and mix until everything is evenly distributed.
Spread the mixture into a lined slice tin and press it down with the back of a spoon. Make sure that the top is even or you’ll have some extra crunchy bits and some soft sections. Bake the slice at 180C fan-forced for 25 minutes.
Leave the cooked slice to cool in the tin.
Chop it up using a serrated knife. Of course you can cut it into bars if you like.
The bars can be gobbled up immediately, stored in an airtight container or frozen individually.
Muesli slice recipe from Money saving meals
- 3 cups home-made toasted muesli, regular muesli or any combination of cereals, oats, nuts and dried fruit
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 60 g butter, melted
- 2 eggs, beaten
Preheat the oven to 180C fan forced and grease and line a slice pan with baking paper so that it extends over the long sides.
In one bowl, mix together the flour and muesli (or whatever you are using – add chocolate chips here too if you like).
In a heat-proof jug or bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and honey then in 10 second goes, microwave it (stirring between each 10 second blast) until the sugar has dissolved and it has formed a smooth mixture. Alternatively you can melt them together on the stove.
Add the mixture to the muesli/flour and stir to combine.
Add the beaten eggs and mix it all up until everything is evenly distributed.
Spread the batter into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon making sure that the top of the slice is even.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Be aware that the slice will harden as it cools so don’t overcook it.
Leave it in the tin to cool completely and then cut up and serve.
Can be frozen in individual portions.