14th November 2014
Posted by: Bridget Okeeffe
I arrived home in Ireland yesterday and immediately got to work making all of my favorite home comforts. One of the most delicious is home made muesli. It is so easy to make and is also so delicious. I love making my own muesli, that way I know exactly what’s in it and can avoid anything with added sugar.
Set your oven onto grill. Put your oatbran and oats into a baking tray and place into the oven turning the mixture every few minutes to stop it from burning. You want it to become golden brown.
If you find that the mixture is changing colour too quickly keep the oven door ajar and mix with a wooden spoon often. Add the nuts and seeds to the mixture once the oats have become a warm brown an put it back under the grill. You will start to smell a lovely nutty fragrance once the rest of the mixture is ready to come out of the oven.
Once the mixture has cooled add the cranberries and raisins.
You can add other dried fruit to this too but my personal preference is to avoid adding too many ingredients that sweeten it.
I love mine with almond milk but for those that aren’t non dairy a lovely greek yoghurt topping with berries is also a lovely accompaniment.
It’s really cold in Ireland at the moment and we have had non stop rain, hence the many layers! Muesli is a lovely healthy and filling breakfast that will keep you going for hours. It’s packed with lots of essential nutrients to kick start your day and with warm tea it satisfies you, even in this weather!
If you make your own muesli I would love to know your recipe. What have I left out that you can’t do without?