Molasses Muesli Bar

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A dear friend is anemic (iron deficiency) and also celiac (allergic to wheat). I start to come up with food that are more friendly to her and maintain the integrity of yumminess.
This is a super healthy, protein & iron packed snack.
Molasses has a metallic taste and my original recipe without honey is too trying for some. 2 versions corrected the acquiring taste of molasses.

Molasses Muesli (Version 1)

320g Black Strap molasses (benefits reference)
60g honey
1 Tbsp peanut butter
250g rolled oats (quinoa / rice bubble / millet / sorghum mixed for Celiac sufferer)
75g shredded coconut
100g dried cranberries
125 mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
125g nuts (almond & walnuts) -blended

1. Preheat oven to 130degree. Oil spray a 23x33x4 cm baking tray
2. Warm the molasses, honey with peanut butter in a pan
3. Meanwhile, mix all the other ingredients and then add the warm molasses mix, using a spatula to fold & distribute
4. Spread the mixture into the tin and press down firmly & evenly with the spatula, or your hands.
5. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven, and then after 15 min, cut into 16 chunky bars. Let cool completely.

Molasses Muesli (Version 2)

160g Blackstrap molasse
100g honey
150g canned apricot (blended roughly)
2tsp cinnamon powder
250g rolled oats
75g bran
100g dried cranberries
125 mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
125g nuts (almond & walnuts) -blended

1. Preheat oven to 130degree. Oil spray a 23x33x4 cm baking tray
2. Warm the molasses with honey in a pan
3. Meanwhile, mix all the other ingredients and then add the warm molasses mix, using a spatula to fold & distribute
4. Spread the mixture into the tin and press down firmly & evenly with the spatula, or your hands.
5. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven, and then after 15 min, cut into 16 chunky bars. Let cool completely.

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