Jan 10, 2014

Healthy homemade muesli

This homemade muesli is a popular breakfast at our place.  It's toasted in the oven so it's golden and crispy and crunchy and it is just perfect with a dollop of your favourite yoghurt.  At the moment we are using the Forme French Vanilla which has no added fat or sugar.

I make this muesli without adding any sugar or syrup, but it would also be delicious with the addition of maple syrup, honey, agave or something similar if that's what takes your fancy.

The other thing I like to do to keep it interesting is to mix up the fruit and nuts I use.  Macadamia nuts for example are just delicious as a substitute for the pecans but you can add any type of nuts you like.  Changing up the dried fruit is also good so feel free to try any of these dried fruits; apples, apricots, blueberries, strawberries, sultanas or any other fruit you prefer.


Healthy homemade muesli

5 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup currants
3/4 cup dried cranberries

1.  Preheat oven to 180C
2.  Line a baking tray with baking parchment paper
3.  To the tray add; rolled oats, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.  Mix these ingredients until combined.
4.  Bake the muesli for 8 minutes.  Take out of the over and stir.  Return to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until golden.
5.  To the warm muesli, add the currants and cranberries and mix well.
6.  Leave the muesli to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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