Raw Muesli Bar
Makes about 20 slices
This is an easy way to make a yummy and nutritious snack.
Here's a lovely comment about this recipe: "I made your raw muesli bar the other week for my cycle rides (I am a road cyclist).
I wanted something healthy and natural instead of the gels I normally use (they leave me feeling all burnt out)
The slice was fantastic - I ate four or five during the 100km Grape Ride in the weekend. I felt great during and after the race.
The slice was much better than other slices I have made because they tend to be difficult to consume while riding, or just fall apart" Alana
¼ cup almonds, soaked overnight and drained
3 Tbs flaxseeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and drained
1/3 cup dried coconut
½ cup fine oats
½ cup sesame seeds
9 large dried figs, sliced
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup raisins
1 Tbs tahini
1 Tbs honey
Zest of one orange
2 Tbs water
- Grind the sesame seeds and flaxseeds in batches, in a Tribest Personal Blender or spice grinder until fine.
- Put the ground sesame in a food processor with the other ingredients except raisins. Blend on high speed until mixture has a crumbly texture. Add raisins pulse in so raisins remain mainly whole.
- Squeeze some in your fingers to see if it will form a ball. This mixture needs to be crumbly and only just moist enough to hold together when you press it. If it is too wet, add more ground sesame seeds, coconut or oats. If too dry, add a tiny bit of water.
- Press into a tin. Slice in squares and refrigerate until set. It is better to keep it stored in the fridge. It will soften a little in your lunchbox, but still firm enough when wrapped up as a seperate 'bar' to hold on to.