Make a big batch of this on a Sunday night for an easy and healthy breakfast all week.
Admittedly, this may end up a bit more expensive than some muesli on the supermarket shelf depending on what ingredients you like to add, but you control the ingredients and their quality and you can make it to exactly suit your own tastes.
Most muesli in the shops includes sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fats!). A homemade version is much healthier. Many recipes include butter or oil in the muesli, but I don’t find this necessary.
Using a combination of whole grains, nuts and seeds ensures that you are getting a complete protein from your breakfast cereal, giving you energy for longer. This is a basic recipe – add and adjust as you like.
- 500g rolled oats
- 1 cup rye flakes (or other flakes like corn or quinoa)
- 1 cup of unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 cup slivered almonds or other nuts to taste
- enough honey, maple, agave or brown rice syrup to coat (approx 1/4 cup)
- 1 cup chopped dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 170C (325F)
- Combine grains, seeds and nuts and drizzle with enough honey to lightly coat evenly.
- Spread mixture evenly over a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown, stirring every five minutes or so and being careful not to burn the mixture.
- Allow to cool and stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1347mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 15gSugar: 21gProtein: 21g
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You can use whatever ingredients that you like in this recipe, try substituting for different types of grains, nuts, fruit and seeds. Add shredded coconut, but be careful it doesn’t burn when cooking.
I like to add linseeds and puffed millet after the cereal has cooked. Dates, figs and pecan nuts make a nice combination.
Serve with milk or try a dollop of yoghurt and some fresh fruit.
Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.