Kelsey’s Muesli Granola Bars


My friend and fellow nutrition classmate Kelsey took the basic Baked Oatmeal Snack Bar recipe and kicked it up a notch with a bunch of nutty mix-ins. These are the best homemade granola bars I’ve ever had – very authentic!

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup muesli with lots of fun fruit and seeds.. (raisins, sunflower seeds, mango, pineapple, etc) (from a bulk foods bin at Home Economist)  
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 dried peaches diced
  • a sprinkle of shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

    Combine all ingredients in a big bowl. Line a pan(s) with parchment and spread batter into pan. Bake at 375* for around 30 minutes. 

    NOTE: Kesley reports she used an 8×8 pan and a 4×6 pan together and the batter was about half an inch thick. When going into the oven, the mix will be watery and should firm up.

    Makes about 10 2×2 bars. Each bar is roughly 160 calories, 7 grams fat, 3.2 grams fiber, and 5.4 grams protein.


    { 20 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Becki October 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    In the ingredients, I don’t understand the 1/2 cup muesli; I thought muesli was a yogurt dish? Do you mean just a 1/4c of dried fruits and seeds? Thanks!

    Also, could I leave out the ground flax without any adverse affects to the baking? And if I don’t have 4 dried peaches, can I just leave it out or must I substitute it with something- in that case. what volume of substitute dried fruit?

    Thank you Kath!


    2 Becki October 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    {In line two, I meant to write, “Do you mean just 1/2c of dired fruit and seeds”}


    3 Kath October 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Becki ,
    Muesli is generally plain dry rolled oats pre-mixed with dried fruit and nuts.

    You can play around with the recipe however you want. The only important parts are the volume of oats, milk and egg and I wouldn’t change the volume of mix-ins drastically too much or too little.



    4 haya October 10, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    what’s the texture of these? like the baked oat bars or more crunchy/chewy like a real granola bar?
    (also. 1/4 what of flax? Tbsp?)


    5 Rachel October 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Awesome recipe! I’ve always been a little intimidated at making my own granola bars but I think I may hafta try these ones.


    6 Becki October 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    So it’s 1.5 cups rolled oats plus the oats in the muesli mix?


    7 Kath October 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Becki ,


    8 Abby Ashton August 8, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Hello! Could I substitute the brown sugar with honey?


    9 Liz January 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Also wondered if you could use a different kind of sugar.. Honey or Agave?



    10 Jill January 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    YUM. That’s all I have to say :)


    11 CC February 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    These are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing:)


    12 Maddy November 3, 2010 at 11:36 am

    i made these, tasted great. but they’re a little mush/soggy at the bottom. anyone knows why?


    13 Amy March 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Just curious how long these would stay good in the fridge for? Just made a batch and they are great!!


    14 KathEats March 21, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I’d keep them on the counter for about 5 days


    15 Lili April 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I added some chop chips to this recipe so my sister and friends would like them more, and added more coconut than asked for, they turned out great love them.. addicted (:


    16 Lili April 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    meant choc chips


    17 bry February 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Ive been looking for a cereal bar recipe for a while without too much sugars and added fats, just tried this one and its great. Cross between a cake and a cereal bar (not crunchy) but very filling and simple to make. Perfect to put in your pocket for a healthy filling snack on the go. Thanks


    18 Lisa June 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I just tried these and they turned out delicious! Thank you for posting!


    19 pallavi April 23, 2014 at 6:24 am

    hi this looks like the most flexible recipe but still I have to ask you – can I replace the egg with anything?


    20 KathEats April 23, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Try a flax egg?


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