Harvest Health

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Monday, 31 October 2011

Muesli Recipe (well, sort of...)

It can be expensive to buy a good quality muesli.  It is, however, very easy to make and a satisfying task to make your own.  This is 'sort of' a recipe because I don't use specific quantities of the ingredients.  I simply  go by what looks right, and make enough to fit in the jar I store it in.

  • Oats (organic or biodynamic)
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nuts of your choice (raw) - I love hazelnuts.  Almonds and cashews work well
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut (optional)

Put the oven on about 150 - 160 C.  Spread about 3 good handfuls of chopped nuts out over a baking tray and place in the oven for about 20 mins, or until lightly roasted.  The roasted nuts give the muesli a delicious flavour.  Grab a big bowl and pour in about 4 - 5 cups of oats.  Add about 3 good handfuls each of pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  Add less of the sesame seeds.  Add about 3/4 cup of coconut if using, and then sprinkle some cinnamon through the muesli - about 1 teaspoon.   Stir everything together with a big spoon, and there you have it - your very own muesli!  Store in an air-tight glass jar or container.

The cinnamon gives a lovely flavour, and it is very good for helping to keep blood sugar levels stable.  I don't like to use any dried fruit as I think it is too much sugar for breakfast.  It's not a good idea to start the day off on a sugar (even the dried fruit kind) rollercoaster!

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