Muesli bars

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Muesli bars

Post by marie7 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:33 pm

Recipes? I was thinking of bunging my muesli mix in the oven with honey to tie it together... Then remembered the no honey rule u til one... What do others do?
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Post by strolltotheshops » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:49 pm

I've never made muesli bars, but I wonder if botulism can survive household cooking temperatures...? I believe the no honey until age one guideline is because of the risk of botulism.

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Post by 4fun » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:53 pm

Yeah, honey, sugar & butter but you might be able to use golden syrup instead.
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Post by Mummy woo! » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:51 pm

I'd just use golden syrup instead. Botulism is a really tough thing to kill - if you are preserving food you need to pressure can it, or have the Ph below 4.6.

I don't know how you would go about testing the Ph of a muesli bar but I am open to suggestions!
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Post by MummyOnAMission » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:48 am

Rice Malt Syrup is a great alternative to honey or golden syrup as it has no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. Especially if you are also adding sugar aswell, this would cut down on the total sugars :)

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Post by Carrie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:42 am

When I made muesli bars, I used banana and yogurt to bind it.
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Post by marie7 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:16 am

That's a good idea carrie... Did you then bake it?
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Post by Carrie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:18 am

I mostly made them in a dehydrator, but have baked them when the dehydrator was loaned out.
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Post by Meliybee » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:15 pm

The baby led weaning website has some good recipes
There is one for sticky cereal bars ...

http://www.babyledweaning.com/recipes/snacks/

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