I started to make my own home-made müesli encouraged by my friend Peggy, wonderful cook and Thermomix expert. We went together to this “Foodie Paradise” which is Dijon Food in Caringbah (near Sydney) and she helped me chose the right ingredients.
I have tested the recipe with my fussy breakfast loving kids and it got approved.
The main differences between home-made müesli and store-müesli are:
– the much nicer taste
– the much lower price
– the fact that you know exactly what you put in there
– you can customize your batches and break the routine
– it is a bit harder to chew… I am sure I can work on that… If you have any idea of a good solution, let me know by leaving a comment below.
I do not like when fruits are overwhelming, this is why I tend to cut them is very small pieces (mango here). It gives the whole bowl of cereals the sugar it needs to be enjoyable but it is not too much.
If you do not have fancy rolled cereals, just use any rolled oat or barley. If you do not have maple syrup, use a bit of brown sugar, or crushed sugar cane, or treacle or golden syrup or honey.
Dose the chosen sweetener(s) according to your taste. My Polish friend Margo uses the same ingredients for her Bircher Müesli but hates sugar in it. She let the whole thing soak in milk or yoghurt overnight in the fridge and when it’s breakfast time, she just adds a dollop of honey or maple syrup on top.
I hope you will enjoy this simple recipe :)
- 1 cup rolled barley
- 1 cup rolled triticale
- 1 cup rolled spelt
- 1 cup coconut chips
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup hazelnuts
- ½ slithered almonds
- ½ cup sunflower kernels
- ½ cup almond kernels
- ½ cup raisins or sultanas
- ½ cup Linseed
- 3 dried mango slices
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp honey
- First of all, this list of ingredients is exactly what I put in my photographed batch in the blog post but I actually just grab what I have in my cupboards keeping in mind to put about 3 cups of rolled something (oats, barley, spelt, etc.), nuts, seeds and dried/candied fruits.
- Tip all ingredients in a large crock pot and heat on medium until fragrant and softer (about 10 mins).
- Leave it to cool and store in a glass container (or plastic). I am not sure how long you can keep it because in my family, it disappears very quickly ;)
- Or if you have a Thermomix (or any other) put in a large bowl, mix and heat by batch.