Homemade Muesli Bars

Combining the sweetness of shredded coconut and honey with a hearty helping of nuts and quinoa flakes, these muesli bars will fill you up and keep your energy high.

MUESLI BARS
 Sam Kaplan

We all know what it’s like to get those afternoon hunger pangs—but few things wreck a diet faster than uncontrollable snacking.

Solution? Whip up a few of these nutrient-dense, fiber-rich bars, which will satisfy your stomach without packing too many empty calories.

Nutrition (per bar)

227 calories, 11g protein, 20g carbs, 5g sugar, 12g fat, 2g fiber

Prep time

8 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 cup nuts,chopped
  • 1/4 cup seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder, sweetened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup nut or seed butter, unsweetened
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350°.

Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Spread quinoa, nuts, seeds, and coconut on sheet and bake until toasted, about 6–8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.

Combine quinoa mixture and remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.

Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake about 14 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Cut into 12 bars.