Not Your Grandmother's Fig and Muesli Bars

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Fig Muesli Granola Bars

Figs are a great source of fibre and when paired with golden oats, nuts and seeds, they make a cereal bar your family and friends will be begging for!


    120 g / ½ cup Crystal Margarine, melted, plus extra for lining the pan
    300 g / 6 cups Rolled oats
    100 g / 2 cups Rice cereal
    95 g / 1 cup Almond flour
    225 g / 1½ cups Black Mission Figs, lightly chopped
    35 g / 1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
    35 g / 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
    190 g / 1 cup Brown sugar
    170 g / ½ cup Honey
    80 g / ¼ cup Molasses
    60 ml / ¼ cup Cider vinegar
    30 ml / 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
    Pinch of Salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F(160°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss the oats with the melted Crystal margarine and salt.
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  4. Spread the mixture over two lined baking sheets,and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until golden brown
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  6. Remove the oats from the oven and set aside. Turn the oven down to 325°F(160°C).
  7. In a medium pot combine the brown sugar, honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Heat just until it begins to bubble. Add in the vanilla extract and remove from the heat.
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  9. Combine the oats with the rice cereal, almond flour, chopped almonds, seeds and figs.
  10. Prepare a baking sheet by lining the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  11. Pour the sugar over the mix of oats and nuts. Stir just until combined.
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  13. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and press the mixture firmly into the pan.
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  15. Place the tray into the oven and bake until golden, about 25 minutes.
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  17. Allow the tray to cool completely before turning out the large sheet onto a cutting board.
  18. Using a sharp knife, cut the large sheet into smaller granola bars. Wrap bars individually and store them in a cupboard until ready to serve.

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Chef Tips

  • When buying oats, check to see if there is a possible wheat contamination. As long as your oats are gluten free, this recipe is Celiac friendly.
  • Try adding in different dried fruits or nuts to this mix.
  • If you or anyone in the family is allergic to nuts, replace the amount of nuts with rice cereal, seeds, or any other puffed grains you enjoy.