Easy homemade muesli bars

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Easy homemade muesli bars

Published March 2023 | 1 min read
Words by Fiona Weir Walmsley

This tasty, homemade muesli bar is nutritious but sweet enough to still feel like a treat for morning tea.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s very flexible, depending on what is in your cupboard. Just substitute in whatever you like. Chuck in apricots or dates. Swap out the quinoa for rolled barley or whatever you have. Follow the recipe relatively closely and it’ll work.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cool time:
1 hour
Makes 12


  • 125g (1¼ cups) rolled oats
  • 60g (½ cup) sunflower seeds
  • 75g (½ cup) linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 190g (1 cup) quinoa flakes
  • 80g (½ cup) sesame seeds
  • 125g (1 cup) sultanas
  • 60g (½ cup) dried cranberries
  • 125g (½ cup) butter, melted
  • 175g (½ cup) honey


  1. Grease and line a 17 × 28cm slice tin. Or really, whatever size tin you’ve got.
  2. Cook the oats, sunflower seeds, linseeds, quinoa flakes and sesame seeds in a frying pan over a medium heat, stirring until golden.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Leave to cool. Stir in the sultanas and cranberries.
  4. Cook the butter and honey in a small saucepan over a medium heat for a few minutes. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer, without stirring, for a few minutes until the mixture is really golden. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Spoon into your prepared tin and use a large metal spoon to press everything down firmly. Cool [in the fridge] and cut into bars. If you store the bars in a foil-lined container they’ll be good for seven days.

This is an edited extract from From Scratch by Fiona Weir Walmsley, published by Hardie Grant Books. Photography by Alan Benson.

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