Monthly Archives: February 2011

Toasted muesli

Toasted muesli

I like to try to make things from scratch. Sometimes it’s so time consuming and/or expensive I decide it’s not worth it. Other times I realise it’s worth paying a professional to do it. Muesli, however, is totally worth making from scratch. It’s heaps cheaper than buying the fancy stuff I like and I can make it without those weird dried fruit cubes that are usually in muesli. And toasting it makes the house smell awesome.

Toasted muesli
Makes about eight million breakfasts. Seriously, it lasts ages.

First, I preheat the oven to 150ºC.

Then I  put about this much of everything in:

Muesli ingredients

I think that’s about:

2 cups oats
2 cups bran tube things
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut (not dessicated)
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flaked almonds
1/4 cup LSA mix (ground linseed, sunflower and almond)

I mix it all together, then pour prune juice (perhaps about a cup) and honey (I’d say… 1/4 cup) over it until it’s soaked through. I mix it again, usually just with my fingers, to make sure the honey is spread evenly.

Pop it in the oven, occasionally removing to stir so bits don’t stick to the bottom, until it’s golden brown. I think this takes about an hour.

Once I’ve taken it out of the oven and it’s cooled down, I add about 1/2 cup of dried cranberries.

I like to have my muesli with milk, yoghurt and berries. Especially frozen blueberries – they’re kind of like little scoops of sorbet.