Chia Date and Cashew Muesli Bars

Keep a batch of these muesli bars in the fridge for a healthy any time snack.

  • SERVES 18
  • PREP TIME 20mins
  • COOK TIME 45mins


250g (2 1/2 cups) rolled oats
35g (1/2 cup) shredded coconut
40g (1/4 cup) pepitas
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
110g (2/3 cup) dried pitted dates, chopped
80g (1/2 cup) raw cashews, roughly chopped
60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
175g (1/2 cup) honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 140°C or 120°C fan forced. Lightly grease and line a 20 x 30cm (base measurement) rectangular baking tin with baking paper.

2. Place the rolled oats, coconut, pepitas, chia seeds, cinnamon, dates and cashews in a large bowl.

3. Place the oil, sugar honey and vanilla in a medium saucepan, cook stirring over a medium heat until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are well combined. Add the honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add the beaten egg and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Using slightly wet hands, press mixture firmly into prepared tin. Press mixture with the back of a spoon to get a smooth even surface.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until an even golden brown. Set aside to cool completely in the tin before removing and cutting into bars.