Thursday, April 14, 2011

Toasted Muesli

This is what I ate for my breakfast this morning. 

I feel really good eating this. This muesli mix is very personalized having all my favourite ingredients, all accordingly to the way that I want.

I have this idea of making my own toasted muesli when I realize that all the store-bought toasted muesli has very minimal percentage of fruits, seeds and nuts. Worst of all, some contain lots of fat and sugar. This muesli recipe has no added sugar or fat and I love the extra personal touch by adding lots of dried cranberries and Manuka honey. 

Even nicer to know that my son also likes chewing these muesli.


 
All ready to enjoy this delicious fruity breakfast...

Here's the recipe from Super Food Ideas magazine, October 2010 issue 
(with my minor modification in blue)

Ingredients

5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup processed bran
1/2 cup seed mix 
(I replace this with bran for extra fiber. We love our extra-extra-extra fiber breakfast ...LOL)
1/2 cup honey (I use Caplilano Manuka honey)
1/2 cup apple juice (I use the one with no preservative and no sugar added)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I use the whole of 150g pack)
1/2 cup dried pear, finely chopped ( I use the whole of 200g pack)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 140°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Combine oats, bran and seed mix in a bowl.

2. Place honey and apple juice in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until honey has melted. Stir into oat mixture.

3. Divide mixture between prepared trays. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until golden and toasted. Add cranberries and pear. Stir to combine. Cool completely on trays. (Note: Muesli will be slightly crispy and form small clusters on cooling). Transfer to a airtight container until ready to serve.

Happy Baking.

26 comments:

  1. Making your own muesli is a great idea! Yours look wonderful!

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  2. Healthy and bet even without sugar, the honey and dried fruits added enough sweetness to this muesli breakfast:)

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  3. making your own muesli sounds so good!

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  4. This recipe looks great. I have never seen dried pear. Where do you get it?

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  5. Delicious! My favorite breakfast is yogurt with muesli or granola and fruit. Homemade is so much better!

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  6. Mmmm I should start making my own muesli too! This must taste way better than store-bought any day ;)

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  7. That looks so beautiful and fresh. I am really impressed.

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  8. What a wonderful healthy way to start the day.

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  9. Beautiful and great looking muesli..

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  10. WOW what a beautiful idea!! LOL ♥

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  11. Healthy and delicious breakfast! Zoe, thanks for introduce "Timmy Time" programme to me, my son loves it very much, I still could get hold of the TV channel schedule, but I let him watch the one on line ^_^ He is a happy boy at school now, everyday he wants Buzzlight Year to accompany him to school.

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  12. A perfect tummy-filling breakfast...

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  13. Your muesli looks fabulous! I have been seeing a lot of muesli and granola recipes lately, should really join in the healhty crowd!

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  14. homemade muesli is always good. you can customize each batch to your liking and add whatever you wish :) i love homeade muesli too :D

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  15. isnt it great to make your own muesli? besides healthier, you can also just put in what you like.Hmm zoe, i think you must have a very nice complexion, i've been seeing you eating healthily!

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  16. A healthy breakfast treat :) I should try to make some muesli too!

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  17. Ooo! This looks great! One of my first recipes I "made up" was for raw muesli. Mmmm. So good!

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  18. What a great idea! I love how versatile muesli is!

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  19. this looks so healthy! love how you can customize anything u want in the bowl :)

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  20. My mom has been trying to get me to buy this! Now that I have a good recipe I have no excuses :)

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  21. This recipe sounds tasty! We even have some Manuka honey:)

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  22. I LOVE MUESLI. This is a great recipe.

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  23. I am with you - healthy, homemade muelsi tastes so much better. Love being able to control the ratio of ingredients too.

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  24. Hi Zoe! always love your pictures..have a country feel =)

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  25. Making your own muesli sounds like a lot of fun and you can add all your favorite ingredients too!

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  26. I've never made muesli but have always been so curious about it! Thanks for inspiring me with something new and sharing your beautiful photos and interesting recipe. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to exploring your recipes! :)

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