Thursday, October 7, 2010

Making Muesli

Teenage Daughter & I love to make Moooooosli. It's yummo, & makes you feel all healthy & virtuous. It's also very easy, & makes the house smell lovely. Mr BC & the monkeys wander in asking if I am making biscuits; you should see the looks of disappointment when they find out it's only muesli! Hahaha!

I guess Muesli is really girl food.

But it's still yummo.

Toast a few tablespoons of coconut in a medium oven. Shredded or desicated, it's up to you. Keep an eye on it though, so it doesn't burn. Check it every 20 seconds or so. NB if you use baking paper, you will thank yourself later..


In a large bowl mix;
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 cups of processed bran (like All Bran, but from the health food aisle)
  • 2 tablespoons of wheatgerm
  • 1 packet of mixed pepitas (dried pumpkin seeds) & sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of finely grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • the toasted coconut

Melt 125g of butter with half a cup of honey, then pour into the muesli


Spread on a baking tray (the one with the baking paper) & bake in a medium oven until golden, about 60 mins depending on your oven. Be distracted by teenage daughter 'Look I'm growing a flower in a teacup!'


Cool, then mix in the fruit;
  • half cup of chopped dried apricots
  • half cup of sultanas
  • half a cup of chopped dried dates



Mix well, then store in a tightly lidded container. Eat with fresh fruit & yoghurt. Yummo!
Feel free to experiment with the ingredients, there are no rules here people! We once made a tropical muesli with dried pawpaw, dried mango, dried pineapple & macadamia nuts. Berry Muesli is nice with dried strawberrys & craisins..




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