Sunday, June 13, 2010

This Sunday I have been...

:: Making Muesli ::

This is actually the 4th batch I have made in the past few weeks and we are LOVING it.

So now the story behind the muesli:
Over the past few months, we have been on the search for a muesli we both like. We bought some of the mainstream brands, but found them either FAR too sweet, or too much dried fruit.
One day, we were both wandering around our local Farm Shop and spotted a rather scrummy looking muesli - full of oats and nuts and seeds...this was what we have been looking for. So we picked up a packet and along with our lone jar of Red Onion Marmalade made our way to the till. £10 later....yes £10 people!!!!! we were walking out the shop dumbstruck.

The Muesli was lovely (it bloomin' should have been for £7.50!) but we couldn't help but wonder how difficult it was to make ourselves...we certainly couldn't afford another packet of that...EVER!

So with a little research on t'internet... I came up with a recipe (and it is VERY close to that which we paid a small fortune for)

100g Butter (or oil)
2 tbsp Honey
2 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
300g Oats
about another 100g of mixed seeds and nuts. I use Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Brazil Nuts (chopped) Almonds (chopped or slivered) and Pecans (if I have them)
Some recipe's include sugar also, but we don't like ours too sweet

Melt the Butter and syrup/honey
add all the other ingredients and mix together so it is ALL coated really well
Toast in a 160c oven for about 10 mins - keep an eye on it and stir mid way through
Remove from oven and leave to cool will crisp up. Once cold, transfer to your vessel of choice.

Enjoy! (I like mine with a little milk and a chopped banana)


Pink Feather Paradise said...

Sounds superb... I like thatidea of making my own! thanks for sharing

x Alex

ImplausibleYarn said...

Looks great! I was shocked recently on the price of good granola, all I really ask from mine is that it doesn't contain raisins and doesn't have that odd yogurt coating.

apple tree quilter said...

I love the stuff and refuse to pay the price in the stores for the really good stuff. Will give your recipe a try and let you know. Thanks.