Muesli is one of those super simple things that i love.
Theres just something about the way it makes the kitchen smell while it’s crisping up in the oven. Almost like the smell of fresh baking bread.
Now why should you make your own homemade muesli instead of buying it?
You can really add whatever you like to your muesli as long as you have three basic elements:
When your making muesli you want your rolled oats to be around 60-70% of the mixture. The rest is going to be a mix of nuts, fruit, coconut and whatever else you want to add. Then you need around 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or coconut oil ( I wouldn’t recommend using honey as it tends to stick everything together).
Heres a list of some things that you could add to your muesli:
This is, of course, not an exhaustive list.
Heres a picture of what I put in my muesli on the weekend. Usually it changes and varies from week to week based on what i currently have going in the pantry!
So in here i’ve got some almonds, pistachios, cashews, coconut, sultanas, apricots and chia seeds. I then chucked in some oats and some maple syrup and was good to go!
The great thing about homemade muesli is you can tailor it to suit exactly what you like! Just remember not to add too much dried fruit otherwise you’ll end up consuming way too much sugar.
If you want to go sugar free, simply leave out the dried fruit and use 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil instead of maple syrup.
Remember that you can either leave your fruit and nuts whole for a more rustic muesli or give them a quick chop. That’s the beauty of being able to make your own, you get to decide!
Now for the recipe…
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
Roughly chop up all of your nuts, seeds and dried fruit and add to a bowl. Add your oats. Mix through the maple syrup or coconut oil.
Spread mixture in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, giving it a good stir once its been in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remember that its super easy to change up your muesli. Swap the nut and seeds, don't add the dried fruit for a sugar free versions, change up the maple syrup for coconut oil!