Am not a big fan of muesli – I have tried cooking it like oatmeal, eating it with yogurt, blending it into a smoothie, mixing it with peanut butter – but my non-fan status has not been swayed.
So when I was handed this bag of Bob’s Red Mill Country Style Oatmeal which contains oats, wheat, rye, triticale, barley, almonds, date crumbles, raisins, sunflower seeds, and walnuts, I was duped.
I moved it to the back of the top most pantry shelf and tried really hard to forget about it…”out of sight, out of mind” right?
Not quite! Till one day…I figured it would be great with chocolate (what isn’t?) and that’s how these bars came into being!
My non-fan status has been swayed! I love muesli now!
Sometimes I find myself resisting change, tangible or intangible…because of preconceived notions, not wanting to try something in a different way…not wanting to go down a new road…but, very often, irrespective of the outcome, the process I struggle through to get to a decision, this process helps change something inside me – a preconceived notion or a character trait changes…and very often this change helps me learn and grow.
Which brings me to muesli and these bars…
You, my friend, will want these bars for breakfast, crave them as a snack, dream about them mixed in with yogurt or-even better-mixed in with frozen yogurt/or ice cream for you lactose tolerant few. Cereal for dinner will be replaced by one of these bars! Seriously!
2 and 2/3 cup Muesli
half cup canola oil
half cup brown sugar
1 cup self raising flour (or whole wheat flour with an additional spoon of baking powder)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
half a teaspoon cinnamon
half a teaspoon nutmeg
quarter teaspoon cloves
quarter teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon honey
handful of white chocolate chips (more or less as needed)
Set the oven to 375 degrees
Grind 2 cups of the muesli in a blender/food processor
Then mix the ground up muesli, 2/3 cup of the unground muesli, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and half a handful of the white chocolate chips.
Then add the rest of the ingredients – the oil, egg, vanilla and honey and mix till well combined.
Line a baking tray with parchment and pour the muesli mix into it – using a spoon or spatula, push the mix into the pan.
Sprinkle with the remaining white chocolate chips.
Bake for 20-25 minutes and let cool before slicing
Are you a fan of change? Or, do you resist it?
Are you a fan of muesli? Or, do you resist IT?
Thank you for entertaining my thoughts and reading along – I hope yall have a wonderful weekend!