A healthy muesli slice recipe that is nut free and egg free, making it perfect for school and kindy lunchboxes! This delicious healthy muesli bar recipe is filled with whole food ingredients like pepitas, oats, sesame seeds and coconut.Jump to Recipe
Ingredients for Muesli Slice
This recipe is based on whole food, nourishing ingredients. To make this recipe you will need:
- rolled oats - preferably organic and non-contaminated.
- spelt flour - I have used white spelt flour but you could also use wholemeal.
- raisins - I prefer to buy organic raisins as they are sulphite free. A lot of dried fruit contains these added preservatives that are best avoided.
- dried cranberries - I buy dried organic cranberries that are sweetened with fruit juice instead of refined sugar. These can usually be found at bulk foods stores and organic markets.
- cacao nibs
- sesame seeds
- shredded coconut - as with the dried fruit, I prefer to buy organic as it doesn't contain the preservatives that conventional dried coconut has.
- butter - I like to use butter from grass fed cows as it will give a higher amount of omega 3.
- dark chocolate chunks - I've used dark chocolate chunks that are refined sugar free as well - these can be hard to find though so whatever you have access to will be fine.
The beauty of this muesli slice recipe is that it is really forgiving! If you don't have some of the dried ingredients available then you can swap them for other dried fruits or seeds. Here are some substitutions that you can make:
- swap raisins for apricots
- swap cranberries for dried blueberries
- cacao nibs can be swapped out for more sesame seeds
- use hemp seeds in place of sesame seeds
- use sunflower seeds instead of pepitas
So long as you keep the total amount of seeds and dried fruit the same, you can swap them for any other seeds and dried fruit that you have on hand.
Can this recipe be made dairy free?
These are not dairy free muesli bars, however you can swap the butter for coconut oil to make them dairy free. Simply swap the butter for three quarters of a cup of extra virgin coconut oil.
If opting to use coconut oil instead of butter, just be aware that the bars don't stick together quite as well so they are best stored in the fridge and eaten cold. When I make these with coconut oil, I have packed them into my kids lunchboxes with an ice brick and they are completely fine by lunchtime. Otherwise you might like to try my no bake energy bars for a dairy free muesli bar.
Is this Muesli Slice recipe gluten free?
No, these muesli bars are not gluten free as they contain spelt and oats.
How to Make Muesli Slice
I love making recipes that are easy to make and this muesli slice is no different. To make this slice simply:
To get nice and neat slices, place the muesli slice into the fridge or freezer until completely cold. Slice and then store in an airtight container in the fridge.
You can store this slice in the freezer as well if desired.
I always add the chocolate chunks in after mixing the wet and dry ingredients together. This is to give the butter a chance to cool slightly so the choc chunks don't melt while mixing through.
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- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Small saucepan
- Slice tin
- Mixing Spoon
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup spelt flour or brown rice flour for gluten free
- ½ cup raisins organic
- ½ cup dried cranberries organic
- ½ cup cacao nibs
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup pepitas
- ½ cup shredded coconut organic
- 125 grams butter or ¾ cup coconut oil for dairy free
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- ½ cup dark chocolate chunks optional
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a slice tin with baking paper.
- To a large mixing bowl add the rolled oats, spelt flour, raisins, cranberries, cacao nibs, sesame seeds, pepitas & shredded coconut. Mix to combine.1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup spelt flour, ½ cup raisins, ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup cacao nibs, ½ cup sesame seeds, ½ cup pepitas, ½ cup shredded coconut
- Add the butter to a small saucepan on a low heat and stir while melting.125 grams butter
- To the pan add the honey and tahini and whisk to combine.½ cup honey, 2 tablespoon tahini
- Pour the butter mixture into the dry mixture and stir until well combined.
- Add the chocolate chunks to the mixture and stir to combine.½ cup dark chocolate chunks
- Pour mixture into preprepared slice tin and use an egg flip or spoon to press down firmly and evenly.
- Place into the oven for 30 minutes or until the slice is golden brown. Immedietely after removing from the oven, use an egg flip to press down.
- Allow slice to cool on the bench top. Once cooled, transfer to the fridge or freezer. Once cold, use a sharp knife to slice. This is to prevent crumbling.
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This is my weekly go-to and has to be the best slice recipe I’ve ever done. I’ve been making this for a few years now when it was called Pantry Slice; and that’s what I love about it as I swap/pop in anything that’s in the pantry and fridge and the measurements work out great. Thank you Sara for yet another wonderful, healthy and easy treat for me to make.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy that you love this slice so much!
This slice is delicious! I love that I can make nutritious lunchbox friendly snacks for my kids from a trusted source!
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you loved it!
if i don't mind nuts, can i use nut butter in the place of tahini? i don't have any 🙁
Yes of course, nut butter would work really well also. Happy baking!
This healthy slice is sooo delicious.
I gave half to my daughter for her family, after tasting it I wished I hadn’t 😉
I’ve made it again this week, it will definitely be my go to recipe.
It’s just perfect for a non guilty healthy snack.
So happy to hear that Leanne! Thank you for sharing!