I have just finished making a batch of Muesli or is that Granola for American friends?
I have been making this recipe for about 20 years. I never get tired of it – I could eat it for breakfast lunch and tea!
I know, I know you want the recipe don’t you?
Mix together in a large shallow microwavable dish
3 cups Rolled Oats
½ cup Shredded Coconut
½ cup Chopped or slivered nuts – I like Almonds
½ cup Sunflower seeds
½ cup Pumpkin seeds
½ teaspoon salt
In a microwavable dish or jug mix
¼ cup oil (I use olive)
½ cup honey
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pop this in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on high, stir and cook for another 30 seconds. Be careful this get really hot and bubbles up – best done in a jug.
Pour the oil,honey and brown sugar etc. mix over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pop in Microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.
Remove stir and pop back in for 3 more I minute blasts. Stir after each minute.
When it is cooked (it will smell cooked and yummy when it is ready) add
½ cup chopped apricots or any other dried fruit you fancy. In this batch we have Apricots and Golden Raisins.
As the muesli is cooling give it a stir now and then otherwise it will all stick together.
Tip: Don’t let anyone else do this part as there will be a few lumpy crunchy bits that need to be eaten right away – that’s a cooks perk!
When cool store in an air tight container.
Peggy likes to eat this crunchy on top of her yoghurt and fruit. I have mine with milk. The longer you leave it to soak the creamier it will be. If dairy product is a problem this is just as nice with fruit juice or water.
One day when I was making this a friend called. She asked me what I was doing as she could hear the tell tale sound of the microwave beeps. “Oh just making Muesli” I said.
She said said “WHAT!!! They sell that at the shops don’t they?”
Well yes they do but it only takes 10 minutes tops to make a batch, and I don’t know about you but I always think the shop stuff tastes stale.
Try it, bet you will love it!
Thanks for popping by.