Apr 9, 2013

Homemade Protein Bars with Muesli, Cornflakes, Nuts, Dates, Dry Fruits & Seeds


When i found lots of baggies of bits and pieces starting from muesli to cornflakes lying around my refrigerator. I want to use them all in one single recipe and it should be healthy, at the same time it should be yummy. I planned to make granola bars, but i didn't have honey on hand. So i decided to use up the jaggery and make a protein bar. Guess what that was really a best decision. Everyone loved it a lot and it was a huge success.




This recipe is so versatile, you can modify it as per your taste and your liking. You can neglect any ingredients in this or add anything you like. For example I used up some leftover muesli, you could easily use oats in this. You can use any nuts, my choice on that day was peanuts and roasted gram dal. You could add tons of nuts and dry fruits and make this quite rich, but i sticked with the healthy option and didn't use that much.



Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 30 mins
Makes : 16 to 18 bars

Ingredients:

Jaggery / Sarakarai - 1.5 to 2 cups Grated
Cornflakes - 1 cup crushed with hands
Muesli or Oats - 1 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Roasted Gram Dal / Porikadalai / Pottukadalai - 1/2 cup
Sultanas / Kishmish - 1/2 cup
Dates - 1/2 cup
Sesame Seeds / Yellu - 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn + more for greasing plate
Water - 1/2 cup

Method:

Take peanuts and roasted gram dal in a blender and crush them into a coarse mixture. Set them aside.

Take jaggery in a heavy bottom kadai. Add some water and mix well. Let them dissolve and come up to a boil.

Let it boil for 5 mins.

Now add in all the ingredients and coconut oil and mix well.

Keep stirring so that it gets thick and leaves the sides of the kadai. It will take around 15 mins.

Now grease a plate with oil. Transfer this mixture onto the plate and flatten it well. You could use a greased plastic sheet for this.

Let it cool down for 30 mins or so.

Now slice them into bars.

Let them cool down completely. Store them in air tight container.

Pictorial:


Take all your ingredients
Take peanuts and gram dal in a mixer
powder them coarsely
Take everything in a bowl
Take jaggery in a heavy bottom pot
Add some water to it
Mix them well
Let them boil for few mins.
Add all the ingredients in
Mix well
Add in some oil
Mix them well
Stir continuosly
Till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan
It will start to come together slowly
Now grease a plate with oil
Transfer the mixture on to the plate
Flatten them
Slice them
Enjoy

13 comments:

  1. Hi Aarthi

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    Thanks

    - Rupa

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  3. looks so rich and fabulous dear... pack some here....

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  4. Looks Delicious would love to give a try soon

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  5. Loved the recipe , looks so yummy and tasty , have bookmarked it....

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  6. Hi Your recipes look amazing!! I will return to read some more! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Can we use honey instead of Jaggery...

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  10. @Anonymousjaggery is what makes this set, you can use half jaggery and half honey

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  11. Thankyou Aarthi for reply. You are my. fairygod mother!!!

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  12. Could i skip the cornflakes or shud i substitute wid something else?

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