Mum’s Homemade Muesli
My mum has made homemade muesli for as long as I can remember and it is such a great thing to do. I really enjoy making my own cereal because I can use any combination of ingredients I like and make it slightly different each time. You can use any combination of grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits that you enjoy.
Here is one of my favourite mixtures. This makes a large amount for everyone in my house to enjoy but you can adapt the quantities and make less if you need.
Base Recipe (66 serves)
- 10 cups wholegrain oats (the big chunky ones!) about 1kg
- 5 cups rolled oats – about 500g
- 2 cups of rye flakes (optional – can just add extra oats if you don’t have these)
- 1 cup runny honey
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup linseeds/flaxseeds
- 1 cup sultanas/raisins
- 1 cup dried cranberries
How it is made:
- Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees
- Place the oats and rye (if using) into a large oven roasting dish
- Heat the honey either in a pan or in a glass bowl/jug in the microwave until it is an easy pouring consistency (this will be about 10-15 seconds on high in the microwave). Pour the honey over the oats and rye – stir though to get a light covering of honey on as many of the grains as possible
- Place the roasting dish into the oven and leave for about 10 minutes or until the grains start to turn slightly golden.
- Carefully remove the roasting dish from the oven and stir the grains with a large spoon
- Place the dish back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes, remove again and stir. Repeat this process about 3 or 4 times or until the oats and rye are golden or browned to your liking.
- Cool the oats and rye in the oven dish. When they are completely cold, stir through all the seeds and dried fruit
- Store in an air tight container
Serve it up!
- Measure an appropriate serving into a bowl and serve with ice cold low fat milk and/or a tablespoon or two of low fat yoghurt, yum.
- Replace some of the oats with barley flakes
- Add chopped dried apricots instead of the cranberries
Nutritional Information in a 1/3 cup serving (without toppings)
- KJ = 774
- Carbs = 30g
- Protein = 6g
- Fat = 5g
- Fibre = 4g