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)
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)
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.
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