When I woke up this morning, the worst thing had happened: I’ve lost my voice! With nothing else wrong with me, I thought I’d stay at home and make a couple of things I’ve been meaning to do for a little while.
First up, Muesli. I love muesli for breakfast- toasted fruit and nut with yoghurt usually. What I don’t like is what I was reading on the back of the muesli packaging of the varieties in my local supermarket. Sugar? Salt? Are these two things really needed in muesli? I thought not and set about making my own and haven’t looked back. There are two big pluses to making your own muesli. Firstly, you can put in just about anything that takes your fancy and minus all the things you don’t like. Secondly, It’s so much cheaper! You spend a little more initially getting all the ingredients together but you get so much more! It’s also fairly straightforward to make albeit a little time consuming but stores really well in an airtight containers in the pantry.
In my muesli:
- Rolled oats
- Slivered almonds
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Honey roasted macadamias
- Natural bran
- Dried cranberries, blueberries and goji berries
I toast the oats and nuts in a moderately low oven until lightly toasted, drizzle honey over the macadamias and toast them separately to the rest. Then mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and when cool, place into airtight containers. Voila! I do the oats and nuts/seeds on separate trays as I find the oats take longer to toast. Sometimes I like to drizzle a bit of honey on the oats or sprinkle cinnamon into the mix.
I’ve made this for gifts for friends and family, just put it in a nice jar with a ribbon!