I’m always quite conscientious on the first day back to school. You’ll find me polishing shoes, poaching chicken for sandwiches and making muesli bars. Unfortunately, as the school term progresses, exciting lunch boxes and tidy uniforms tend to wane a little, as my focus becomes solely dedicated to just getting the kids fed and out the door on time. If only I had that just back from holidays feeling, all the time.



You'll Need

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (substitute with chia seeds, if you prefer)
  • 2 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sultanas or chopped dates
  • 1/2 additional chopped dried fruit such as dried apricots, cranberries, blueberries, apple etc
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 180C and grease and line a slice tin (26cm x 17cm approx) with baking paper.

Mix all the dried ingredients including the fruit together in a large bowl, until well combined.

In a separate, small bowl combine the egg, honey and vanilla and whisk through the melted butter.

Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.

Press into the prepared tin and flatten the top evenly. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden.

The muesli bars will keep in an airtight container for up to a week, however, they will soften slightly.


  1. Yum, these look great

    I was very busy Sunday night trying to find the kids Summer uniform & polishing school shoes, I alway wish I hadn't left it until the last minute, oh well!


  2. No – raw buckwheat. You can buy it from selected supermarkets, health food shops and organic stores. It's really delicious and takes on a crunchiness when baked. Yum.

  3. Rebecca Fleming Reply

    Hello lovely mishy delishy…
    I love transforming my cooking repertoire with all your culinary treasures… You’re amazing. Love the revamp of the site too. Better get back to the weekly batch of muesli slices!!!!
    Lots love.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    B xxxxx

    • mish Reply

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. People like you make me wanna do what I do xxxx

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