Make your own muesli

SERVES: 1     PREP TIME: 30 minutes  COOKING TIME:   N/A   

INGREDIENTS

  • 60% oats – 3 cups
  • 20% dried fruit, e.g. sultanas, raisins, cranberries pawpaw, apricots – 1 cup (for a little bit of sweetness
  • 10% rice bran - ½ cup
  • 10% nuts, seeds &/or coconut flakes e.g. sunflower seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), pecans, almonds – ½ cup

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in a large container
  2. Serve with your choice of milk  

NATALIE’S TIPS

  • Making your own varieties of muesli on a weekly basis is much more cost effective than buying a pre-made version and much more delicious!
  • Find four combinations you like and rotate them throughout the month.  Some nice fruit and nut combinations I suggest are:
  • apricot and almond
  • peach and pecan
  • sunflower seeds, coconut flakes and sultanas
  • pumpkin and sunflower seeds with cranberries
  • If you cannot tolerate dried fruit, serve muesli with fresh fruit, either raw or stewed
  • Large healthfood stores like Aunt Maggies, Fruit Peddlars sell ingredient in bulk which can be a much cheaper alternative than from mainstream supermarkets
  • To enhance the digestibility of your muesli.  Soak your bowl of muesli the evening before you want to eat it in water and 1 tablespoon on yoghurt. Place in the fridge. Add milk to it in the morning and eat!