Recipe for no sugar added muesli

I've been doing it for years now.  Making my own muesli that is.  I started because I realised that there was so much sugar and salt in even the most 'healthy' of breakfast cereals.  Sorry for using quotes around the word 'healthy'.  Its just that I feel that the definition of the word has been stretched so far these days.  I like to know what I'm eating and I don't like people or companies to add stuff (well, calories) that I didn't plan on.


Preparation Time5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for 10 servings

250gr / 0.5 lb. Porridge Oats
75gr / 2.5 oz. peeled hazelnuts, chopped roughly
75gr /  2.5 oz. peeled almonds, chopped roughly
75gr / 2.5 oz. walnuts, chopped roughly
75gr / 2.5 oz. Raisins (or sultanas)
75gr /2.5 oz. Pumkin Seeds (or sunflower seeds)

Some fresh fruit and semi-skimmed milk to serve.



  1. Pre-heat the oven at  200°C / 400°F.
  2. Spread the Porridge oats over a baking tray and place in the oven for about 10 minutes (check after 7 minutes).
  3. Check the oats and mix, put back in the oven if needed.  Repeat until they are very light golden brown.
  4. Add the nuts and seeds, put back in oven until lightly coloured (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. When the muesli mix is cool, add the dried fruit, mix everything to evenly combine.
  7. Store in an airtight container.



Tips and Variations

  • Swap the dried fruit, nuts and seeds for all kinds of different options.
  • A favourite combination of mine is almonds with dried cranberries and dried coconut.  Dried apricot is great too.
  • Although I don’t add any sugar to the muesli when preparing it, there is sweetness (and a sugars) in the dried fruit.  And, I like to serve with a little maple syrup.
  • Serve with any seasonal fresh fruit.  I love to eat this muesli with berries, blueberries are an absolute favourite.  In winter, try some pomegranate seeds.
  • After baking when the mix has cooled, I often add some flax seeds that have been crushed (you can buy them this way)
  • The muesli keeps easily for about 10 days, after that it starts to dry a little, but still can be used.




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