Muesli bars

 

The New Year has well and truly begun and I am welcoming 2014 with open arms and hoping that this year brings back the inspiration needed to come back here and stay for a while.

 
During my break from here, I became comfortable in the instagram community because I love the daily pics, the creativity, the beautiful inspiring community and of course the conversations.  I love that you can post
a pic and get people talking. I love that I don’t have to post a pic but I can still pop in whenever I want to and have a conversation with someone.  I love that I don’t feel like I HAVE to, but that I WANT to.  I love the support.  I love that sometimes we all share the same problems.  I love that we can help each other with our queries.  I love that there will always be someone awake at some strange hour to click a “heart” on your photo.
 
But you know what, I miss it here, I have been missing it for a while.  Truth is, once you are gone for some time it’s so much harder to get back.
 
A friend recently told me that she returned to blogging because “…I want to say more!” and it’s true, sometimes you just need to say a bit more.
So Cath, this post, and recipe are especially for you.

Muesli bars
 
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Muesli Bars makes about
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Serves: 21 medium bars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups muesli mix
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ½ cup pepita seeds or sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 160C (fan) and line a 20x30cm tin with grease proof paper
  2. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine
  3. Place honey into a saucepan over medium heat and cook until runny, just a couple of minutes. Mix in the vegetable oil and brown sugar
  4. Add the honey mixture to dry ingredients and mix to combine
  5. Spoon into prepared tin and
  6. flatten with a spoon.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until slightly golden
  8. Cool slightly and cut into pieces
  9. Store in an airtight container

My kids are back at school on Thursday so I made these especially for them.

How are you all coping with the children going back to school, are you relieved, a little sad?

Do you have newbies starting prep this year? I think you’ll definitely need a hug or two.

Please leave me a comment so I know you are here and you’d like me to hang around, I really have so much to tell you, so many recipes to share.

In the meantime, I’ll be hanging out on instagram.

Cathie
  • Yay thanks for sharing Cath and welcome back! Always lovely to see your posts an I for one would certainly love to hear more of what you have to say and share ;)Bel x

  • Hello my gorgeous friend!! Gosh I wish blogging was like it was a couple of years ago. But things change just like we do. And the other social media has taken its toll on the blogs I suppose. But like you, Instagram is my fave. (now that I'm eventually on there!)

    So great to see you here and thank you so much for the recipe!!XXXXJ

  • so great to have you back. and hey – doesnt the same thing work on blogging as well? you post because you want to, not because you have to.

  • I know exactly what you mean re Instagram, it's like crack! (I mean, I imagine that it's like crack – I'm totally addicted, anyway!)
    But I've also found it really inspiring and I think that in a weird way it is helping me get back into the groove of blogging. And, did you know you can get your instagram feed going into your blog? Try it, it's really fun!
    I think the key thing to remember is that blogging is supposed to be fun. If you want to do it, do it. If it's not fun anymore, then don't beat yourself up about it. Life's too short for that x

  • Good to see you back and with a lovely new recipe to try 🙂
    We are a homeschooling family, so no change here, just more life and learning 🙂

  • Hey! Thought we'd never see you back here in the blogosphere. I actually looked twice to see if it was really you. It is! Great you're back. I haven't been around much in blogcountry lately either. The inspiration is low, very low at the moment. I still haven't gotten into that instagram thing. Tried to but haven't found my way yet I guess.
    Anyway, glad to hear from you and thanks for this recipe!
    Marian

  • SO good to see you!!! I always think that Facey and the like are a great party, but my blog is my home. x

  • Huzzah! You're back in the saddle!!
    Hope your little ones have a safe and happy day back today!
    Xo

  • that's exactly how I feel about Instagram..and exactly how I feel about my blog! Thank you for sharing this little recipe x

  • Its so good to see a post from you pop up in my news feed. I have been away from blogging for a few months to infact due to problems i had to cancel my old blog over night and sadly i lost all my followers but lucky for me i was in touch with a few on facebook as they had become friends. I lost the love for it here to but with problems with my boys and life being very difficult with raising them just lately i came back mainly i think for the company and the release. I am no longer working due to my sons illness but he is now in a good place that is my eldest, its my youngest now that is struggling with life. But its set to test us thats for sure. It is so nice to see you posting again i will pop back soon, Take lots of care, dee x

  • Lovely to see you back in this space… I do love to visit you here – where my cursor has fairy dust – and now I am feeling all inspired to make some muesli bars for my kiddos lunch boxes. Thanks for that.

  • Oh, what a lovely surprise!! Hello gorgeous Cathie *waving madly* so glad to read this post. Big Hugs!

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  • This is a beautiful post, Cathie, and I am looking forward to trying out that recipe! Hope you're having a lovely week xx

  • Kat

    Well hello there! So happy to see a post from you pop up in my reader. This recipe sounds delish! And even better I have all those ingredients in ,y cupboard. I think I'll be adding that to my to do list for next week. Thanks for sharing!

  • I have missed you Sunshine xox
    Going to make these this weekend.