These delectable Apple, Apricot & Muesli Breakfast Bars draw their inspiration from Apple pie’s flavours – but in a lesser indulgent way – perfect for breakfast or mid-day hunger pangs, this is a recipe you definitely don’t want to miss!
Who doesn’t like a good apple pie? The warm cinnamony flavor, the buttery shortcrust, the bite of the soft apples against the crust, it truly can make everything in this world seem all right. Apple Pie was actually my introduction to baked goodies beyond cakes and cookies, before I had tasted apple pie in my life, I always thought that baking meant cakes and cookies. And then, one fine day, on a trip to Khan market, Mum bought me a slice of apple pie, the taste of that is still fresh in my mind. Nothing comes close to this beauty when it comes to comfort food, and for good reason. That led me to these Apple, Apricot Muesli Breakfast Bars.
Although these Apple, Apricot Muesli Breakfast Bars draw their inspiration from Apple pie’s flavours, these are slightly less indulgent. For one, in this recipe we are using half muesli and whole wheat and two, the amount of butter is not that much as a typical shortcrust. And of course who can forget the health factor that adding Muesli brings, to any recipe – apart from the crunch.
This at home is probably one of the most favorite indulgent breakfasts. Perfect for lazy weekend breakfasts, all you need to do to make sure it is be supplemented with fried eggs or a glass of milk on the side or a perfect weekday breakfast with a cup of steaming hot coffee.
P.S. If you love these breakfast bars, you definitely will enjoy these Mango Lemon Bars and these Granola Bars and if you love Muesli in your breakfast like me, definitely check out this Chia Seeds and Muesli Breakfast Parfait
Apple, Apricot & Muesli Breakfast Bars
For the filling
- 2 apples medium sized
- 1/2 cup apricots chopped dry
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
For the crust and topping
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup muesli Kellogg's Fruit Magic
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- Pre heat the oven to 180C, grease and line a 8 inch square baking pan with a parchment paper. Keep aside
- Wash, core and chop the apples in a small pieces. I like the texture of the peel in my bars however if it bothers you please peel the apples before chopping. Mixed chopped apples, chopped apricots, cinnamon powder, brown sugar and butter together. The recipe works very well with tart apples like Granny smith but if you are using local crisp apples just add a tsp of lemon juice for tartness. Keep aside (Read for information on what apples to use for baking in India)
- For the crust and bottom, mix all the ingredients well till it feels crumbly.
- Now pour half the crust in the prepared pan and press it down well. Pour the apple mixture and spread evenly. Pour the rest of the crust on top and press it down again.
- Bake in a pre heated oven for 45 minutes till it is set and lightly browned.
- Let it cool completely before cutting into slices. The bars can be stored in an airtight container upto 5 days and frozen for upto 3 months.