Looking for a natural and delicious start to the day – try your hand at making your own granola. A beautiful combination of nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruit – the smells and aroma from your oven will want you making batches weekly. Pair it with a natural Greek yoghurt and fresh berries for a power packed breakfast or create your own layered granola jar for an on-the-go snack. Make up a few batches and gift them to your family, friends or workmates for Christmas. The only problem is they will want you to restock their jars for the year ahead.
Servings – large baking tray full of muesli
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup oat flakes or puffed quinoa, puffed rice
2 cups mixed nuts chopped (eg macadamias, walnuts, pecans or almonds)
½ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower or chia seeds (or combination of all three)
½ cup coconut flakes
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup honey
30 g butter melted (use extra virgin olive oil oil if vegan or dairy free)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon ground
¼ tsp nutmeg ground
1/8 tsp cloves ground
1 cup dried fruit I like a mixture of cranberries, currants, chopped dates, raisins
- Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flakes, nuts, seeds and coconut.
- In a large jug, combine honey, maple syrup, butter, vanilla and spices.
- Pour the syrup mixture over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until browned to your liking.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan before mixing through the fruit.
Store in an airtight container.
he muesli will seem quite “soft” when it comes out of the oven, but don’t worry, it will become much crispier as it cools!
I buy my ingredients from a natural food and health shop that decants out the quantity that you are wanting – more cost effective and less wastage. (eg Mrs Flannerys, Kiah Organics)
Here’s your Luxe Muesli recipe