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A very lovely recipe… and a wholesome muesli bar

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I collect recipes.  I have magazines and folders and catalogue cards and scraps of paper with hastily scribbled recipes everywhere.  And now that I have this blog, I have my blog books – the place to record  ideas, and more recipes.

Recently I started a new book.  The other day I was surprised to discover a new recipe in it – written by my 8 year old daughter.  It goes like this (spelling and all):

“The bLovelyRecipeWriterest recipie ever

1.  cup of love
2.  worm cups of yummy enthusiasim
3.  Sprinkle of care.
Then you have your family bread”

Completely delicious!!

And for something wholesome to chew on as we ponder the words of babes, I offer this wonderful crunchy flavor-filled and easy to make muesli bar.  Perfect for school lunch boxes, work day treats, or general munchies.

Apricot Seeded Muesli Bar 2

Seedy Apricot Muesli Bar

Recipe

  • 1  c oats
  • ½ c sesame seeds
  • ½ c sunflower seeds
  • ½ c pumpkin seeds
  • ½ c raw cashews, crushed
  • 2 T wheatgerm
  • 1 T linseed meal
  • 1 c desiccated coconut
  • 1 c dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 T white chia seeds
  • 125 g butter
  • ½ c honey
  • 1/3 c brown sugar

Line a 16 x 28 cm tray.

In a large frying pan, cook oats, nuts, and pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds over a medium low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add wheatgerm, linseed meal and coconut and cook for a further 4 minutes, stirring constantly until ingredients are just starting to brown. Remove immediately from heat and place in large bowl.  Add apricots and chia seeds.

In a small saucepan heat butter, sugar and honey until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 6 minutes without stirring.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix well – but quickly.

Press mixture into the tray and press down evenly. Refrigerate for a few hours before slicing.