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Milo Dog Cookies

These dog cookies are for human consumption (not canine consumption πŸ˜‰ ) to celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog!

Despite being Chinese/Malaysian, I don’t make rice or do much Chinese cooking (I leave that to my mum!) but I thought I would make some cookies in celebration of the Year of the Dog with the help of my 3 year old half Asian twin boys to teach them a little bit about their Chinese heritage.

These are perfect for the Year of the Dog celebrations, but would also be really cute in lunchboxes or for a kids party! This is a variation of my Milo Cookies.

Add chocolate chips to bowl

– blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7.

Add butter, sugar and egg to bowl

– mix 1 minute/Speed 5.

Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk

– mix 20 seconds/Speed 6. Scrape down.

Mix a further 20 seconds/Speed 6.

Knead – 2 minutes/kneading function/MC off.

Roll into teaspoon sized balls

and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Milo Dog Cookies

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Serves: approx. 56 cookies

Ingredients

  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 250 grams butter (softened)
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 310 grams plain flour
  • 90 grams self raising flour
  • 110 grams Milo
  • 60 grams milk
  • To decorate:
  • *Milo cereal
  • *Sprinkles
  • *Dark chocolate chips

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

3

Add chocolate chips to bowl - blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7.

4

Add butter, sugar and egg to bowl - mix 1 minute/Speed 5.

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Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk - mix 20 seconds/Speed 6. Scrape down.

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Mix a further 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Knead - 2 minutes/kneading function/MC off.

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Roll into teaspoon sized balls and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

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Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

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METHOD (Electric Mixer):

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Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

12

Crush chocolate chips in a blender, food processor, or chop finely/grate (from block form if easier).

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Add crushed chocolate, butter, sugar and egg into a large bowl - beat until mixture is combined/creamed.

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Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk - mix until ingredients are combined.

15

Knead (either with a stand mixer attachment or by hand) for approx. 2 minutes.

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Roll into teaspoon sized balls and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

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Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

Notes

*Once cooled, store in an air tight container. **You can use flaked almonds instead of Milo Cereal for the ears. ***You can use the round sprinkles for the eyes instead of the long sprinkles. ****You can use smarties or milk/white chocolate chips for the nose to make diff coloured dogs.

Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Ribena Jelly Lollies

This is officially my first recipe since having the girls and living life with 4 kids!!! This is a simple recipe mainly because the boys are OBSESSED with Ribena at the moment and OBSESSED with lollies. So I thought I would combine the 2 for a fun summer snack! I also have a different version of jelly lollies made with fruit juice – Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies.

Add all ingredients into bowl.

Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

 

Ribena Jelly Lollies

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams Ribena
  • 300 grams water
  • 30 grams gelatine powder

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add all ingredients into bowl - heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

3

Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

4

METHOD (Stovetop):

5

Add all ingredients into a small pot, heat on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until you can see the gelatine granules have melted in.

6

Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

Notes

TO STORE: Place in an airtight container. You can leave this on the bench for the few days (in cooler weather), however these last a few weeks in the fridge. **The jelly lollies have a crunchier/firmer texture when kept in the fridge and a wobbly softer texture when kept out on the bench. ***You can easily pop these out of silicon moulds, but if they have a more delicate design you can place these in the freezer for it to pop out easier. ****You can use any other cordial you have instead of Ribena.

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix/ Twins

Lactation Cookies

This is a delicious recipe for lactation cookies which can be easily modified to change up the flavours (as the one type of cookie tends to get boring after a while!!). This will be my last recipe before giving birth to twins #2 as I prepare for their arrival! The key ingredients for lactation cookies are brewers yeast, flaxseed and oats which helps with the production of breastmilk. The are packed with goodness so these cookies are also great to satisfy the constant breastfeeding tummy rumbles! You also don’t need to be breastfeeding to benefit from these cookies – the whole family can eat them!

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl.

Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt.

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

Bake for 9 – 11 minutes or until browned.

 

Lactation Cookies

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Serves: approx. 30 cookies Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 60 grams brewers yeast
  • 60 grams flaxseed meal
  • 80 grams self raising flour
  • 100 grams oats
  • 150 grams dark chocolate chips (or choice of flavouring/s)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl. Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

5

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

6

Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until browned.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

8

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

9

In a medium saucepan, add butter, white sugar and brown sugar - stir until melted on low to medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat.

10

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix until ingredients are well combined.

11

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

12

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until browned.

Notes

*Mix up the cookie flavours by using 150 grams of/a variation of different types of chocolate, nuts, seeds, dried fruit. **Once cooled, cookies can be frozen and defrosted when needed (you can also make and freeze the dough, and bake when needed) ***I love making these cookies in mini muffin pans - really easy to spoon in, bake, and store. ****You don't have to be breastfeeding to enjoy these - they are packed with goodness and great for the whole family (you can tell your hubby he's not going to start leaking milk if he eats this lol!)

Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Easy Cheesy Bites

These are a savoury version of my 10 Second Grain Free Bites! Both versions are so quick and easy to make, and have been a hit with all of the family! These are crunchy and cheesy, and perfect to eat by itself or topped with extra cheese, smoked salmon, deli meats, avocado etc. This is a beautiful egg free and nut free savoury snack!

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Add tasty and parmesan cheese to bowl.

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Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 10.

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Add oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s) with a teaspoon (approx. 1 teaspoon per mini muffin pan) *note mixture is dry and crumbly*

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Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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Easy Cheesy Bites

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Serves: Approx. 50

Ingredients

  • 150 grams tasty cheese (cubed)
  • 60 grams parmesan cheese (cubed)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams pepitas
  • 10 grams chia seeds

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add tasty and parmesan cheese to bowl. Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 10.

3

Add oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s) with a teaspoon (approx. 1 teaspoon per mini muffin pan) *note mixture is dry and crumbly*

5

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

6

Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

Notes

*If you want this to be gluten free, you can substitute the oats for your choice of seeds/nuts. **You can mix up the types of cheese you use, however I find a higher quanity of tasty cheese works as a better binder. ***Note the mixture is dry and crumbly before baking - the cheese will melt and bind all the ingredients together when baked.

Baking/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Salted Caramel Blondies

Blondies = pale coloured brownies! I’m usually prefer dark chocolate, but when cooking with white chocolate I love some saltiness to counteract the sweetness white chocolate.

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Add butter, white chocolate, brown sugar and salt to bowl

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Melt 5 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

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Melt a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Set for 1 minute/Speed 2 – add eggs 1 at a time through the MC hole throughout this minute.

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Add flour and coconut

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour mixture into a slice baking pan

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…and top with slivered almonds.

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Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until firm.

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Wait to cool before cutting into squares.

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Salted Caramel Blondies

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Ingredients

  • 250 grams white chocolate chips/melts
  • 180 grams butter
  • 120 grams brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 x eggs
  • 230 grams plain flour
  • 40 grams desiccated coconut
  • Plus a handful of slivered almonds to top

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2

Add butter, white chocolate, brown sugar and salt to bowl - melt 5 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

3

Melt a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Set for 1 minute/Speed 2 - add eggs 1 at a time through the MC hole throughout this minute.

5

Add flour and coconut - mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

6

Pour mixture into a slice baking pan and top with slivered almonds.

7

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until firm.

8

Wait to cool before cutting into squares.

Baking/ Chocolate/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

My pregnancy cravings have been calling for chocolate chip cookies after seeing all these Coles ads with their chocolate chip cookies – so I thought I would make my own and add some oats in there for some texture, fibre and goodness! These are very moreish cookies and delicious with a cuppa tea or a cold glass of milk! Mmm!

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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

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Serves: Approx. 35 Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 130 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 150 self raising flour
  • 150 dark chocolate chips
  • 100 grams oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl. Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

3

Add flour, chocolate chips, oats, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

5

Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until browned.

Baking/ Cake/ Chocolate/ Snacks/ Thermomix

30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

My favourite recipes are the ones where you chuck in all the ingredients and mix! This is light, fluffy, chocolate-y with a hint of banana, and very very easy to eat!

This is the first recipe I’ve created since finding out I’m pregnant with my 2nd lot of twins as I’ve been feeling sooo sick and uncomfortable this pregnancy (moreso than with the boys!)! Was a quick and easy way to use up the 2 lonely overripe banana’s on my bench!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Cool before cutting up into squares.

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30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 180 grams self raising flour
  • 120 grams butter
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 x egg

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

3

Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

4

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

5

Cool before cutting up into squares.

Baking/ Breakfast/ Dessert/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Apple Crumble Loaf

This is a healthy version of an apple crumble – in loaf form!!! It is deliciously moist with a crunchy crumbly topping. Great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!!

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Add all TOPPING ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside. (Do not clean bowl)

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Add all LOAF ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 6.

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Pour and spread loaf batter into loaf pan.

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Pour and spread topping mixture on top of the batter and gently press down.

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Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Apple Crumble Loaf

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Ingredients

  • TOPPING:
  • 40 grams oats
  • 30 grams maple syrup
  • 20 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • LOAF:
  • 2 x apples (quartered and cored)
  • 200 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 160 grams milk
  • 150 grams dried apricots
  • 70 grams coconut oil
  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2

Add all TOPPING ingredients to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside. (Do not clean bowl)

3

Add all LOAF ingredients to bowl. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 6.

4

Pour and spread loaf batter into loaf pan.

5

Pour and spread topping mixture on top of the batter and gently press down.

6

Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

New year, healthy snacks!! This is a healthier version of a carrot cake, but in a slice form – which makes it super easy to make and super easy to eat!! Deliciously moist, with a crunch from walnuts, and a burst of sweetness from the sultanas.

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Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Add walnuts to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

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Add sultanas to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

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Pour mixture into a greased slice tin.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

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Cool and cut into squares.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

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Ingredients

  • 300 grams carrots (washed, tops cut off, cut into smaller pieces)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 100 grams maple syrup
  • 80 grams oil (extra virgin olive oil, rice bran, coconut etc)
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 grams walnuts
  • 60 grams sultanas

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

3

Add walnuts to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Add sultanas to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

5

Pour mixture into a greased slice tin. Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

6

Cool and cut into squares.

Notes

*Nut free: use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts.

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Leftover Cereal Bars

This is a quick and easy way to use up the cereal in your pantry that you’re sick of eating, no-one’s eating, or is getting a little stale. In this batch I used Kelloggs Sultana Bran Buds (which is the boys fave) and a cranberry granola mix which my husband and I were crazy over and now I can’t take another bite of!

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Add rice malt syrup and coconut oil to bowl…

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Heat 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add cereal/granola/muesli…

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 2/reverse.

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Pour and flatten into slice pan…

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…and bake for 12 minutes.

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Cool, and cut into bars.

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Leftover Cereal Bars

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Ingredients

  • 200 grams rice malt syrup
  • 20 grams coconut oil
  • 300 grams cereal/granola/muesli

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add rice malt syrup and coconut oil to bowl - heat 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Add cereal/granola/muesli - mix 10 seconds/Speed 2/reverse.

5

Pour and flatten into slice pan and bake for 12 minutes.

6

Cool, and cut into bars.

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METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

9

Add rice malt syrup and coconut oil in a small pot on the stove and heat on low to medium heat until combined.

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Add cereal/granola/muesli and mix until well combined.

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Pour and flatten into slice pan and bake for 12 minutes.

12

Cool, and cut into bars.