Recipe: Mama’s Homemade Muesli

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)


  1. Set oven to 150°C.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Remove from oven and add the dried fruit. Stir to mix and cool before storing.

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