Posted by: Joan Spiller | May 17, 2011

Home made muesli – Recipe

What is with all these meat recipes, Joan! Here’s something with no meat but lots of potential .. and a fave breakfast of mine – yoghurt with muesli and fresh fruit of some sort – over Summer it’s passionfruit, bananas and grated apples. In Winter, we get a lot less seasonal fruit in HB over the cold months so will often run with home-made porridge! <- see my rant about instant porridge here 😉

Home made muesli is so cheap to make and really simple – try this one on for size: 

1kg whole grain rolled oats

1/4c of each or any of the following (basically you want 500g of goodies to add to the oats)

Diced dried apples, apricots, papaya, kiwifruit (looks great, such a vibrant green!) shredded coconut (unsweetened), sultanas, sun flower seeds, pumpkin kernels, currants, goji berries, cranberries, mango pieces, pineapple chunks ..  Any dried fruit really. 

2c apple based juice (I don’t like the citrus taste of OJ in this, but if you like it – go for it!)

2c chunked pecans, brazil nuts and almonds. (Again, use any nut you like – I don’t like peanuts in this tho)

1/2c ground linseed (flaxseed)
1/2c light (i.e.: non flavoured) oil – I use rice bran, no cholesterol!
1/2c honey (zap in the microwave so it goes runny)

Cut the dried fruit into uniform sized shapes (similar sizes) and soak in the juice. Can be done overnight, if you want to.. I find this is worth doing..

Put all the dry ingredients into a large roasting pan.. Mix well to incorporate the flaxseed pdr especially else it coats the fruit and looks hideous! Add the fruit, including any remaining juice that wasn’t soaked in.

Pour over the oil and honey. Mix and put in a low oven for 2 hours. When I say low, I mean around 150C / 300F – Stir every now and then.

Leave to cool overnight and store in an air tight container.
Told you it was simple!

PS Also makes quite a tasty topping over stewed fruit for a quickie pudding!


  1. Like!


  2. Looks good, but what happened to the yogurt CJ use to put in that she made for breakfast?


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