These strawberry and coconut muesli bars are a real winner. They are super easy to make and always work out beautifully. I have used strawberries because there seems to be an abundance of them in Australia at the moment, they are super cheap, super tasty and we can’t get enough of them. You can substitute what’s in season in your part of the world – think stone fruit like plums, apricots, cherry or even pineapple, pear and apple would work well. Enjoy xx
Strawberry and Coconut Muesli Squares
- 1 1/2 cups (150g) oats (old fashioned oats, not quick oats)
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup currants
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup sugar (optional or use a sugar alternative)
- 250 g butter; melted
- 250 g punnet strawberries
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (not the butter or strawberries). Add the melted butter and stir to combine, then use your hands to make sure its all incorporated. The mixture should form a large ball when you press it together. (If it is crumbling apart you may need a little more butter).
- Take 3/4 of the mixture and press into a slice tray sized 25cm x 18cm, lined with baking paper. Press down really firmly with your hands.
- Wash and slice the strawberries. Place on top of your slice and then take the remaining mixture and sprinkle over the top. Press down with your hands again. Its fine if there are strawberries poking though the mixture. Bake for 30-35 minters or until lovely and golden. Allow to cool on the bench and then place in the fridge. Slice and serve.
Makes 15 squares. Suitable to freeze.
I love this blog! I have 9 children so your pictures took me back! Adorable and yummy recipes!
Thanks so much Lynn, 9 children wow, lucky you… I have just the one but would love to have a big family. Thanks for stopping by xx
It’s almost impossible to not comment on the cutest little hand and handsome little boy!! The photos are gorgeous!!
Thank you Ludmilla – what a beautiful name you have. Yes I always love those little hands in my pics xx
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
Such a delicious bars. Anything that involves oats is p[perfect for me. I love the addition of coconut:) Pining:)
Thank you Ilona, I’m very much the same I love oats. xx
Great recipe and even better photos! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks very much Derek and thanks for stopping by. xx
These look like delicious bars…and I love that cute chubby little hand!
Thank you Judy, yep I can’t get enough of those chubby little hands! xx
I love baby hands in food photos!! My daughters’ hands are in a bunch of the food photos on my blog too :) These squares look great!!
Thanks so much Chrissie, I will definitely check your blog out. I love baby hands too! xx
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets
My 15 month old’s hands are always entering my pictures too! These look like they taste so good, yumming this one!
Thanks so much Sara, yes they definite taste good and they are so easy. Thanks for stopping by.
Stella @ Stellicious
First of all your son is adorable! And he has such beautiful eyes :-)
Secondly, this recipe sounds like the perfect breakfast/brunch treat. I’m sure it would be delicious with raspberries or peaches as well (we have such an abundance of peaches right now).
Thanks you Stella, that is really lovely of you to say. I think they would be really delicious with raspberries or peaches. Let me know how they are if you decide to make them xx
Hillary @ 918 Plate
This sounds like a great idea for breakfast…I’m a grab-and-go girl. Thanks! I’ll be saving this!
Thanks Hillary, yes they would be perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They freeze really well so you can just grab one out of the freezer on your way out.
Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)
These sound delicious! I can tell your young taste-tester agrees :)
Thanks Becky, my little taste tester most definitely agrees – but he likes just about everything I make!
This looks great! My kids would probably love these. School starts on Monday so it would be a great snack for them to take.
Thanks Tracey, they are very kid friendly. Perfect for lunch boxes. Let me know what you think if you decide to give them a go. xx
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
These museli squares look delicious…such lovely flavours. Easy for me to veganize too!
I love the picture of I am guessing your son….it’s so lovely!
Thanks so much Mel, yes that is my little man Harry. One of my best friends in vegan so I may attempt a vegan version myself at some point. xx
Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary
These sound amazing! My kids LOVE strawberries so I’m pinning to try later. Beautiful clicks =)
Thanks very much Oriana, this has been a popular recipe and I’ve heard all good feedback so far. I’m sure you and the kids will love it. xx
Great Recipe! I made these for my 1 yr old and they are a hit! How long do they keep for in the fridge, 3 days?
Fantastic Meg, its always nice to hear feedback. Yes I would say about that. I always freeze whats left as it defrost really well. xx
MyCookingSerects.com Krystallia Giamouridou
Cristie… I thing that your son will be involed on the blog world soon. He looks cool and familiar with the camera. p.s. Love this recipe!
I think so too! He loves to take photos as well. I think I have a future blogger on my hands. Thanks for stopping by. xx