This is a great recipe to use up small amounts of ingredients lingering in your pantry; when there’s too much to throw away but not enough to do much else with. Every time I make this muesli, I use different quantities of each ingredient depending on what I have in the cupboard. Use this recipe as a guide to make your own home made muesli to sprinkle on top of fruit or yoghurt, use as a breakfast cereal or add to slices or bliss balls for extra texture and crunch. In this recipe, I have used sultanas, but you could use any dried fruit - though remember, the more you add, the higher the free sugar content.
Approximately 1 cup of old fashioned oats
2 tblsp chia seeds
Approximately 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Approximately 1/2 cup desiccated or shredded coconut
Approximately 1/4 cup bran flakes or straws
A few handfuls of sultanas
Pre-heat your griller to medium heat.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a baking tray and spread evenly to create a thin layer that covers the base of the tray.
Place under the griller for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and use a pair of tongs to stir the muesli so that the top layer is mixed in and the bottom layer is closer to the top.
Place back under the griller for another 2 minutes and stir again. Repeat this process until the grains and seeds are toasted and the sultanas are slightly caramelised. Cooking for only 2 minutes at a time may seem tedious but it’s the best way to make sure you don’t burn your muesli.
Once toasted, let cool and transfer to a clean, dry glass jar with a lid. Store in the pantry for up to a week. Makes approximately 2 cups.
|Number of servings: 8|
|Serving size: 1/4 cup (approximately 35 g)|
|Quantity per serving|
|Fat, total||9.3 g|