After Ignatius was born last September, during the early days cocooning inside as a new family, we were overwhelmed with gifts of food and homemade meals. Among the generous friends, neighbors, acquaintances and family, 2 lovely friends dropped in for cuddles and brought with them this delicious slice (and recipe) – aptly named Breast Feeding Bars. The recipe came via a sister in Australia and was well loved by all. While I certainly enjoyed a piece or two (or three) in those early breast feeding days, nestled on my yellow feeding chair with a cup of tea in front of Downton Abbey, this slice certainly shouldn’t be limited to those of us who are lactating. I made a fresh batch soon after the first lot was gobbled up and Josh took some along to an early-morning men’s small group where it was decided the title Mechanic’s Friend might make these little treats more palatable to all present.
Muesli Slice/ Breast Feeding Bars /Mechanic’s Friend
I can’t see why these wouldn’t work with the addition of other nuts (I’ve tried almonds) or seeds so long as the ratio of dry ingredients to caramel was kept the same.
- For a Gluten Free option wheatgerm can be replaced with psyllium husks (or other, perhaps LSA) and oats with quinoa flakes- I have tried this and it works just fine.
- Another friend Lisa said that she added a little chunky Himalayan rock salt to the dry ingredients for a lovely saltiness with the sweet. I must try this next time.
Confession: nothing overtly spiritual or any great hidden meaning or truths to this post. Is this allowed? Everything is sacred!? 😉 Ordinary recipes for ordinary time?