My daughter Ariella absolutely loves muesli bars but every daycare and kinder we have been to is nut free. So we have to make our own! Muesli bars are perfect for lunchboxes and afternoon snacks, although typically the store bought ones contain crazy amounts of refined sugar. So we make our own. Recipes are quiet flexible as you can use a variety of dried fruits, seeds and sweeteners of your own choice, just substituting ingredients. These are some of our favourite recipes.
This recipe is so great and really you can use whatever you have in the pantry with it. We often substitute the apricots for goji berries or cacao nibs, but you could try chopped dark chocolate, currants or dried mango instead! Grab the recipe here and don't be afraid to experiment with this one. Grab the recipe here.
Super sweet but truely delicious, this recipe is sure to be an absolute winner with the kids and I dare say as an after dinner snack for the adults! Grab the recipe here and try substituting fig for sour cherries or inca berries for an option that isn't so sweet.
Using a mix of cranberries and dried apricots this nut-free muesli bar recipe is so gorgeous and colourful it really does appeal to all ages. We love the fact that it uses applesauce to sweeten the mixture. For us this is a really nice change to honey or brown rice syrup. We also love the use of hemp seeds, they are so rich in omega's we try to include them in our diet whenever we can! Grab the recipe here.
Ok I have to say this might be a little bit spicy for some of the younger kids but we absolutely LOVE this recipe and if you don't like ginger you can always substitute it for chocolate/ dark chocolate/ cacao. I always have something with ginger when I have an upset stomach, travel sickness, or when I'm low on energy. You can grab the recipe from here and again don't be afraid to experiment with this one!
Here is a fab recipe from Australia's very own Lisa Corduff who runs the program Small Steps to Wholefoods. You can check out her recipe here it uses a few dried fruits and honey, dates and coconut sugar for sweeteners.
This recipe has the perfect consistency since it has crunch and chew in equal measure. It’s dairy free and nut free, vegan in fact! Don't be fooled though, it really is a winner! grab the recipe here.
We love the recipes from Super Healthy Kids and this one is a high contender on our nut free muesli bar list! We also really love this ingredient list so this is the one we make most often. You can get the recipe here.