Most health nuts like me have their own muesli or granola recipe. This is mine. I like to eat regularly throughout the day to keep my metabolism working well, and trust me I am not a happy lady when I get hangry (angry-hungry). Rest assured when I tell you that this recipe really will give you energy and a feeling of fullness without it being high in sugar and fats. It’s crunchy, which is crucial, and I use this muesli mix for a number of recipes or just snack on it when I need some energy throughout the day.
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup bran flakes
1 cup puffed brown rice
3 teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup roughly chopped almonds
3 heaped tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons honey or rice malt syrup
½ cup pepitas
½ cup craisins (dried cranberries)
- Preheat oven to 180c.
- Heat the coconut oil and honey or rice malt syrup for 30 seconds in the microwave so it becomes syrupy.
- In a very large bowl mix all of the ingredients together including the syrupy mixture. Ensure that all of the dry ingredients have been moistened by the syrup.
- Place the muesli mix on a lined baking tray. Do this in 2-3 batches so the muesli can toast evenly.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes until lightly toasted and then give the muesli a good stir through and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden.
- Once the muesli is toasted remove from the oven and let it cool and it will become even crunchier.
* I have this muesli on most mornings with frozen mixed berries and either some milk or fat reduced ricotta stirred through.
** This muesli makes a great crumble topping on stewed fruit.
*** My preference is to use rice malt syrup in this recipe as it helps you achieve a crunchy muesli and it’s not as sweet as honey.
**** You can store this muesli in an airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks.
Oats are a low calorie and low GI food that releases energy into your body at a steady rate, which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. They are packed with vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium and much more. Not only are they a cheap ingredient, but because they are high in fibre oats can also help keep your cholesterol levels low and aide in healthy digestion.