Janet’s Homemade Muesli Bars - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Janet’s Homemade Muesli Bars

This recipe comes from my gorgeous customer Janet Rowe.  It is fat free, with no added sugar, healthy museli bar. The kids love it, it just goes too quickly. Janet says she could make a batch everyday and they wouldn’t think it was enough!


40g of water

2 tablespoons of chia seeds

400g rolled oats

300g dried fruit  (Janet recommends 100g apricots, 100g sultanas, and a mix of Goji berries and dates for the rest, but have also just used mixed dried fruitwhen it was all that was in the cupboard)

250g liquid (a mix of fruit juice and water, or plain water)


Put the 2 tablespoons of chia seeds into the 40g of water in a measuring cup and allow to sit for around 5 min (normally how long it takes me to get all the other ingredients measured)

Put all ingredients into the TM bowl at speed 5-6 for about 30 seconds.

This mixes it all well and chops up all the dried fruit.

Scrape the mixture onto a baking tray (I line mine with a reusable silicone baking sheet) and use a spatula to spread out to the desired thickness.

Give it a good press down with spatula (or hands if you don’t mind getting messy). Bake at around 180 for as long as you have (20-30 min seems good).

Allow to cool on a cake rack, and then cut into pieces. I use our big pizzacutter to cut it as it is sharp and good for cutting across large items. I don’t bother refrigerating as it disappears a bit too quickly, but if keeping more than a few days you probably should refrigerate.


  1. avatar Abel Says:

    Tried it this morning. Very chewy and not too sweet. What I love about it is it is made from all natural ingredients. And simple to make.

  2. avatar Yvonne Says:

    Just made these, used flax insteed of chia seeds and substituted half oats with combo of cashews and almonds (milled first). Bit of shredded coconut added. Teenage boys very happy!

  3. avatar Lorraine Says:

    I made these this afternoon. My son wanted to know if I’d used bird seed! They are very filling and surprisingly yummy despite being so simple.
    A tip for flattening the mixture into the baking tray is to roll a drink glass over them. Don’t press too hard though – you don’t want the glass to break!

  4. avatar Juli Says:

    Is there any substitute for chia seeds? Not available in shops here (live in small country town).

  5. avatar Steph Says:

    I’ve pretty much chucked anything in with Janet’s recipe and found it all works.. use flavours that you like.. if you want to try the chia seeds though there are some online health shops that will ship to you directly.


  6. avatar Michelle Says:

    I used a serving of the TM CADA breakfast mix as part of my 300g of dried fruit.
    Yum! Actuall made is a bit sweeter from the dates.

  7. avatar Alana Says:

    I tried these the other day, and made my own version with macadamia nuts, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and substituted half of the oats with my breakfast muesli and they were beautiful! I can’t beleive how easy it was and so tasty! Love my new thermomix and I’m a fan of this website too, always referring to it for new ideas

  8. avatar Steph Says:

    I know Janet will be happy to hear this feedback!!! Glad you are oving your thermie and making the most of it. xo

  9. avatar Lisa Says:

    Hi ,

    I made this but with a little less oats and fruit and supplemented with pumpkin seeds and more chia seeds. After I finished cooking I melted some chocolate and spread some on top. It turned out fabulous- by far the best and easiest muesli bar. By the way it was my 12 year old daughter who cooked, so very easy

  10. avatar Lisa Says:

    For anyone who wants chia seeds, you can buy them very cheaply from honest to goodness over the internet. I got 5kg for $65, which is great considering woolworths sells them for $40 a kilo. The only thing to get them at that price, you have to buy wholesale, which is a minimum $300 purchase. What I normally do is go in with a few friends and we buy other things in bulk and save lots of money

  11. avatar Sue J Says:

    Love this recipe, used apple juice, no water and muesli. It was very fruity but delicious, am making again today. Will definitely keep this recipe.

  12. avatar Sue J Says:

    Love this recipe, tastes different every time I make it as depends on fruit & juice choice. Always delicious.

  13. avatar Ebony Says:

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe, my kids absolutely love them, and fit in with all the food rules that they have at school. I cooked Them in muffin tins so they had round ‘bars’ and it worked perfectly.

  14. avatar Hannah Says:

    I made these bars on the strength of the great reviews, but I have to say they were a huge disappointment! I followed the recipe to the letter, but the bars turned out stodgy and dense and barely edible. They were really nothing like muesli bars. Next time, I won’t mix on speed 5 for 30 seconds. This produced a finely ground ‘meal’ mix. I think the bars need a chunkier texture.

  15. avatar Nicky U Says:

    I forgot to get bread on the way home from work last night, so made rolls for the kids in the TM. Thought I would make these too as I had all the ingredients (didn’t have juice, just used the water). The kids (3 of them) got up this morning and there is only a quarter of them left. They had them for breakfast. They have taken some to school for their friends to try. They said “The best they have ever tasted”. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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