I absolutely ADORE the muesli my mum makes. I have tried so many times to replicate it, because surely, how hard can muesli be! And although I have made loads of delicious muesli in my time, none of them ever seem to match what my mum makes. Finally, I managed to coax the recipe out of her, and the main reason I wanted to post it on my blog was so that I can never lose it again. I made it yesterday, and after this weekend is over I’m going to have to start rationing it if I want it to last (because unfortunately, it can be pretty darn expensive to make). Of course, if you use this recipe you can mix it up as you like – for example swapping out the apricots for other dried fruit, or including extra nuts and seeds. Previously I have made it with amaranth puffs as an addition (kind of similar to Honey Puffs) as well as quinoa, both of them make great additions!
It’s so great having a go-to muesli recipe that you can play around with; changing the flavors slightly, and substituting fruit and nuts for others – whatever takes your fancy at the time. I prefer to keep my muesli relatively simple (but packed full of flavor) and then I can add fresh fruit and yogurt to it for a delicious, wholesome breakfast.
- 4 c rolled oats (chunky cut oats are better than instant here, mostly for texture purposes)
- 2 c bran
- 1 c long threaded coconut
- 1 c quinoa (optional)
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/2 c olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 c chopped nuts (I mainly use almonds and cashews, with a few hazelnuts/walnuts/macadamias thrown in for good measure)
- 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 c sunflower seeds
- 1/8 c sesame seeds
- 1/8 c chia seeds
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 c dried fruit (I use apricot usually, but cranberries also work really well)
- Set oven to 150°C.
- In a baking dish add the rolled oats, the bran, the quinoa and the coconut. Melt the honey, add the oil and pour the mixture over the baking dish. Toast until golden.
- Take out and add the seeds, nuts and cinnamon. Add back to the oven but keep a very close eye on it so that it doesn’t burn!
- Remove from oven and add the dried fruit. Stir to mix and cool before storing.