Saturday, June 18, 2005

Honey Toasted Home Made Muesli!

Home Made Muesli Posted by Hello

This recipe was taken once again from 101cookbooks.com which the author had taken from Michele Crantston's 'The Essential Guide to the Kitchen'.

The picture posted on the net was seductive enough to make me want to make it immediately.
I don't normally eat much for breakfast - i have cultivated the habit of fruit and lots of water for breakfast. But the thought of home made muesli sounded yummy. Reading through the recipe, it didn't seem very difficult to make at all.

Instead of Slivered almonds (which i didn't have sitting in my kitchen) i substitued it with pistachios. Instead of dried apples, i used dried apricots and raisins instead.

The result was a toasty muesli PACKED with chewy crunchy goodness. I ate it the next morning with natural low fat yoghurt. Because it's got so many textures thrown into it, I have to say that all that chewing gave my jaw a bit of an ache, but it was certainly satisfying. It's probably not as healthy as it might want you to think - but it tasted so good I had it for lunch as well!

I am definitely going to make this again and again. plus it's a great gift for your breakfast eating friends!

Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli
Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Put 5 cups rolled oats into a large bowl. Add 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1 cup triticale (see above note), 1 cup shredded coconut and 2 tablespoons sesame seeds. Stir to combine.

Heat 3/4 cup honey and 4 tablespoons vegetable oil in a saucepan over low heat. Pour the warm honey mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until they are well coated.

Spread the mixture on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Add 1/4 cup finely sliced dried apricots, 1/4 cup finely sliced dried apples and 1/4 cup finely sliced dried peaches (heidi note: I used dried papaya). Toss to combine. Store the muesli in an airtight container.

Makes 12 servings.

Kitchen: The Essential Guide to the Kitchen by Michele Cranston (Whitecap, September, 2005)


  • Chin Ru,
    It was so nice to meet you tonight. Yep,...this nethead found your bakeblog. I love it! Great stuff. i am thoroughly impressed. May I be so blunt to say " you can cook and use my kitchen ANYTIME" :) the commute is afterall pretty short being we are 'neighbors' :)

    Keep in touch, have a great week and weekend :)

    Susan Olij

    By Blogger Susan Olij, at 8:03 AM  

  • lovely to meet you too! and yay- hopefully i have added another regular visitor to my blog (whom i'm convinced no one really bothers to read)
    Would be most happy to entertain with dinner sometime at mine - let's plan it soon. i'll be in touch!

    By Blogger Chin Ru, at 2:13 AM  

  • Mike and I just had some of your lovely muesli. Instead of eating them with milk, we had it as a snack - crunchy goodness compared to a bag of chips! If muesli can taste so good (always had the impression that good healthy stuff usually don't taste so nice), I'll have it for breakfast everyday!!! ;-)

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