Healthy Homemade Muesli
It's really very easy to make your own muesli and generally more interesting and a lot healthier than the stuff you buy. Here's a guide that you can use to make your own preferred mix.
Servings: 15 people
- 500 g (1 lb) oat flakes or a mixture of whole grain flakes (I used a mix of porridge oats, jumbo oats, rye flakes, barley flakes and malted wheat flakes)
- 150 g nuts of your choice - roughly chopped (I used a mix of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and a few Brazil nuts)
- 100 g seeds of your choice (I used pumkins seeds, sunflower seeds and a few sesame seeds)
- 200 g dried fruit of your choice (I used dates, jackfruit and raisins)
Place the oats or grains in a large oven proof tray and toast in the oven at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) until slightly golden and smelling nutty - about 15 minutes. Give them a stir after the first five minutes or so. Pour into a large bowl, so you can use the tray for the nuts. Leave to cool.
Toast the nuts and seeds in the oven at the same temperature for about 10 minutes. Stir after the first five minutes. The nuts and seeds shoudl be slightly golden, but not too brown. Leave to cool.
Chop up any large pieces of dried fruit such as dates or apricots. Add to the bowl along with the cooled nuts. Give a good stir and when the muesli has completely cooled, spoon it into a jar. Alternativley add everything to the jar and give it a good shake.
You don't have to toast the muesli ingredients if you don't have time, but toasting brings out the flavours.
The muesli will keep well in a sealed container for six months.
Serve with milk and / or yoghurt. Add fresh fruit if desired.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.
Serving: 50g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.6g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 0.9g | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg