Saturday, 28 June 2008

Homemade muesli recipe

If you do want to make your own, there's lots of recipes on the internet. This is a basic muesli recipe from the BBC.

200g/7oz jumbo porridge oats
25g/1oz flaked bran or wheat germ
75g/3oz barley or rye flakes
50g/2oz hazelnuts, lightly crushed
50g/2oz flaked almonds
50g/2oz sultanas
50g/2oz dried, ready-to-eat apricots, roughly chopped
50g/2oz dried, ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.
2. Place the oats, flaked bran or wheat germ, barley or rye flakes, hazelnuts and almonds on a large baking tray and toast in the oven for 10 minutes, shaking and turning in the tray halfway through. Take the tray from the oven and leave to cool: this should take only about 10 minutes. 3. Mix the toasted ingredients with the sultanas, apricots and figs. These fruits are only suggestions: you can use whatever you prefer, for example dried apple, mango, papaya, dates or cherries.
4. You can eat this muesli straight away with milk.

A good place to buy muesli ingredients in the UK is Holland and Barrett. If you live in London, you could win extra eco points by buying these ingredients loose at Unpackaged - they have everything except the rye or barley flakes. In the US, you should find everything at Whole Foods.

NB: Check out my other muesli posts, here.

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