Recipe for no sugar added muesli
By Karen Vivers on March 25, 2014
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 Time: 5 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.
- Pre-heat the oven at 200°C / 400°F.
- Spread the Porridge oats over a baking tray and place in the oven for about 10 minutes (check after 7 minutes).
- Check the oats and mix, put back in the oven if needed. Repeat until they are very light golden brown.
- Add the nuts and seeds, put back in oven until lightly coloured (about 5 to 7 minutes).
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- When the muesli mix is cool, add the dried fruit, mix everything to evenly combine.
- 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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