I’ve been lucky enough to grab a few hours in the kitchen over the last few days. I’ve started to think about what I’m going to be packing into TWO lunchboxes every day when the kids go back to school.
I am an unlucky sod who cannot just Google my recipe requirements and hit the jackpot and find a recipe I am happy with. I never like the sweeteners I find in other recipes, I don’t like the fat they use. (I love butter nothing beats it) or I just don’t like the ingredients. So I always have to re-invent the wheel to find something suitable for my family.
I first made a muesli bar with nuts and it was delish. So much so I will share that with you in my ebook which is currently being written (albeit VERY SLOWLY). The nutty ones are delish but I needed a nut free one for the kids to take to school. Putting other peoples children in hospital is very uncool. So I raided my pantry and pulled out everything I could find that wasn’t a grain and came up with these delicious babies.
|Not just for the kids. This mumma is addicted too!|
- It’s not totally grain free because I’ve used Rice Malt Syrup which is derived from a grain ie RICE.
- I like to use Stevia to make up the bulk of the sweetness because it’s like getting a “sweet taste for free”. I use Rice Malt to counteract the bitter aftertaste some experience.
- Goji berries are an interesting little bugger. Google tells me that they are quite low in fructose. Some seem to disagree. I’m not totally sure how much is actually in them. I’m guessing it would be a very small amount because they are more bitter than sweet which tells me a lot. I’ve only used 2 tablespoons in the recipe so if you’re freaking out about it, leave it out. **
- If you are looking to make this Paleo, omit the Rice Malt and sub in honey (obviously not fructose free) but leave out the stevia.
- This recipe is crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside.
- This make a yummy sugar free cereal. Chuck the lot in a food processor and throw it in with your milk (after you have baked it of course).
- To make it dairy free, use coconut oil instead of butter