Hello! There is Friday gone! Hope everyone has some excellent weekend plans.
Clearly my Saturday plan will be something to do with sorting/cooking the plums Jeff brought home from Ruby’s that he helped pick!
So happy – my upcoming plum jam crisis has been averted (for now)
Well… my husband is getting a bit more daring in the kitchen! (proud wife moment) He looked up how to make muesli bars (or granola bars) and went off on his merry way.
The first batch was excellent, so we did another lot today
I will add the recipe at the end of the blog for anyone that is interested in giving them a go
Since you can get a bit creative about what goes in them, I started having thoughts about strawberries
Pickings are getting slim, but I put these on to dehydrate today as I reckon they will be awesome in the next lot of muesli bars
And here is a Jeff-Action shot, just for his parents to see 🙂
Half an hour in the oven and ‘Voila’
Tasty and will be excellent to take on our 6 day hike across Cradle!
The plans are all coming together!
RECIPE FOR MUESLI BARS
9×9 inch pan – criss cross with wax paper going up the sides and also grease paper
Preheat oven to 165C (325F)
2&1/2 cups oatmeal (we used rolled oats)
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Then – make up one cup of whatever you like to add to your bars. It can include, crushed nuts (we have used almonds and cashews) dried fruits – so far we have used apple, apricot, sultanas, – choc chips.
Mix well all ingredients and press down into your tin really firmly
Put in oven for about 30 minutes
Allow to cool COMPLETELY in tin. Once cool, you can remove and slice!