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Recipe

Sweet cranberry & hemp seed muesli bars

The nutty hemp seed may be small but it’s mighty nutritional. Enjoy it in these tasty cranberry muesli bars for a snack that's packed with goodness - you'll never feel guilty for indulging in one of these guys when you're on the go!

By Sophie Gray
  • 25 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking plus cooling
  • Makes 16
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter or your favourite nut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds (hemp hearts) – from online suppliers and some organic and bulk-food shops
  • 1/4 cup mixed seeds – pumpkin, sesame, sunflower etc
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)**

Method

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a roughly 27cm x 17cm slice tin or similar with baking paper and set aside.
  • 2
    Spread oats on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Meanwhile, heat the syrup, honey and peanut butter in a saucepan or microwave until liquid. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • 3
    Place toasted oats, all the seeds, coconut, cranberries and chocolate chips (if using) in a bowl. Mix well, add the honey mixture and mix again. Tip into the lined tin and press firmly into place with a wet hand or cover with baking paper and roll with a can from the pantry.
  • 4
    Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden. Cool for 5 minutes then, while still in the tin, score into bars with a knife but do not cut all the way through. When cooled, lift out and slice into bars.

Notes

**Check label if eating dairy free.

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