I love making toasted muesli and making your own is full of an almost endless potential of combinations. I personally am not a big fan of dried fruits in muesli so I came up the following Fruit Free Toasted Muesli recipe.
This could easily be adapted by adding dried fruits in after it comes out of the oven.
This makes up about 6 cups of muesli.
It not only makes a great healthy breakfast but is a great crunch topper for yoghurt and ice-cream.
Ingredients: 4 cups rolled oats ½ cup almond slivers ½ cup pepitas ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup raw macadamias ½ cup hazelnuts
½ cup shredded or flaked coconut ¼ cup chia seeds ½ cup puffed quinoa 3 tbs honey 3 tbs olive oil
Heat the oven to 140 C (fan forced)/160 C.
Into a large bowl put the rolled oats, almond slivers, pepitas, sunflower seeds and coconut.
Place the macadamias and hazelnuts into a small food processor and chop for 10 seconds. (You want to break them up without pulverising them). Alternatively you can hand chop them up with a knife. Then add these to the bowl with the other ingredients.
Combine the honey and olive oil in a jug, stir together, then pour over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. (If the honey is not very runny, warm it slightly first to make is runnier and easier to mix).
Place the mixed ingredients in a large, shallow oven pan and place in the oven for 15 min.
After 15 min bring out and stir the muesli. Then place back in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove and stir and replace in oven for another 8 minutes. Repeat until it becomes a light golden brown. (Muesli can go from golden brown to burnt very quickly so it’s best to check and stir often and remove when you are happy. Depending on the oven you may need to remove earlier than 8 minutes apart)
Remove and mix in the chia seeds and quinoa puffs.
Allow to cool and then place in a airtight container. This muesli will keep for about a month.
You can basically add any kind of nut/seed combination, depending on what you like.
You can use Maple Syrup as an alternative to honey and replace 1:1.
If you like fruit in your muesli just add any combination of dried fruits once it’s out of the oven.