7 September, 2014
I have started making our own museli – it is so tasty, and nice to know what I’m putting in as well. I use Jamie Oliver’s Granola from Ministry of Food recipe, making small tweaks to make it my own.
I start with four kinds of nuts: walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and brazil nuts; 75gm of each, and chop them up. Add to a baking dish.
Next is 200gm of whole oats, 200gm of rolled oats, 100gm of coconut threads, 20gm of sesame seeds, 40gm sunflower seeds and 40gm pumpkin seeds, all added to the baking dish. Then approximately 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons each of olive oil and maple syrup, mix together and put into the oven at about 160 degrees.
While the muesli is toasting, it is time to prepare the dried fruit, I use 75gm each of raisins, dried cranberries, dried strawberries and dried apricots – chopping up the strawberries and apricots into smaller pieces.
Stir the toasting muesli a few times, so it is evenly toasted.
Once it is toasted to your liking (usually takes about 30 minutes for us), take it out of the oven and mix in the dried fruit.
Then serve: I like it best with fruit and yoghurt – in season fresh fruit, or tinned fruit – The Sous Chef likes his with milk.
Tomorrow I’ll be putting the first strawberries of the season on mine!