This muesli slice recipe was a staple of our lunch boxes growing up. Every week Mum would make a batch of this slice (and a chocolate cake too if we were lucky) for our morning snacks. Being young and naive, I used to resent having ‘homemade’ snacks and wished I was sitting down to a bag of chips or bbq shapes like some of the other kids in the play ground. However with the benefit of hindsight, I can see how Mum did us a huge favour and instilled a few important qualities in both my sister and I (maybe me more so than my sister who hates cooking and swings by Mum’s a few nights a week for dinner) by not succumbing to our whinging and complaining for bought snack food.
This recipe is a regular in our house as it’s a filling snack for both myself and the boys. I never seem to make this recipe the same way twice, and instead I like to use ingredients already opened and in the pantry. Both of the boys also love to help me out with this one, and of we inevitably end up with a fight over who gets to mix the ingredients together and lick the bowl.
Easy Muesli Slice
- ½ cup of unprocessed bran
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- ½ cup of wholemeal flour
- 1 cup of cashews or substitute for pecans, walnuts etc
- ½ cup of currants
- ¼ cup of dried cranberries
- ¼ cup of coconut
- ¼ cup of raw sugar
- ½ cup of butter
- 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
- 2 eggs - lightly beaten
- Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line a slice tin with baking paper - making sure to leave paper hanging over the sides.
- Place all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and golden syrup and stir to combine.
- Pour the melted ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, along with the eggs and stir well.
- Tip the mixture into your prepared slice tray and press firmly with the back of a metal spoon to smooth the surface.
- Place the slice into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow the slice to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.
Do you make any of recipes from your childhood?