I’ve had a quite a few requests to share my muesli recipe This has evolved from a recipe found on 101cookbooks.com and the one my chef friend Annette uses.
If you’re like me, there is always one ingredient that you really do not like in any muesli mix. If you make your own, you can pop in your favourite ingredients and leave out the ones that leave you cold. For me, dried bananas taste like cardboard. Just keep to the proportions and you’ll find this mix easy and quick to make and even quicker to eat.
Look out for packs of fruit, seeds and nuts at reduced prices at your local store and stock up, then you’ll always have some available. This is great served with plain yogurt instead of milk.
- 5 cups of porridge oats (if you are gluten intolerant, make sure these are gluten free , some are not)
- 1 cup of seeds (mixed selection of sesame, flax, pumpkin, sunflower ....)
- 1 cup of nuts (mixed selection of walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia ...)
- ¾ cup of runny honey topped up with ¼ cup of oil (walnut, rape seed or similar)
- 1 cup of mixed dried fruit (apricots, cherries, cranberries .... )
- 1 cup of toasted coconut flakes
- Large tray(s) with a lip and silicon paper or similar
- Place first 3 items in a large bowl, chop roughly any larger nuts.
- Melt the honey and oil together until hot but not boiling. Add to the large bowl and mix thoroughly. Turn out onto a large baking tin in an even layer (you might need two trays). Put the bowl aside for later.
- Put in the oven at 200 degrees C (400 F) and cook for about 15 minutes until light brown, mixing up once. This will very much depend on your oven, do not let it get burnt! You'll find the mixture at the edges starts to brown first, mix up to make it consistent. If you are using untoasted coconut flakes add them half way through.
- Turn back into large bowl. Let it cool. When it is cool add remaining ingredients (fruit and coconut) and mix well. Put in a sealed box and enjoy!
- It keeps for ages in a sealed container
Please do let me know how you get on!