Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Delicious home made cinnamon muesli/granola.


Whatever you happen to call it... I made some. And guess what? It was delicious!

Muffin and I don't really buy cereal because you never know WHAT'S in it and it is inevitable too sweet for my liking anywho.

Growing up, we were never allowed cocoa pops and my dad ate bran every day... Like, really dark bran that he would cover with soy milk and then eat an hour or so later....... in paste form :|

I didn't even make that story up.

Needless to say, I was never too much of a cereal fan!

I can (and do) eat this muesli for any and all meals of the day.

Breakfast is better for dinner anyway.

With that said, eat this at breakfast and it will fill up for many many hours to come.

Most of these ingredients you will probably have laying around the house - SCORE! 
Does it get any better?!

It also happens to be way cheaper than any cereal you will find at a supermarket.. and with less preservatives.

Essentially, this muesli will change your life and warm the cockles of your heart. THERE, I said it.

Home made muesli.

3 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts (I used almonds)
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup sesame seeds (just try it - it's amazing)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar (I top mine with honey when I eat it, so this additional sugar may be omitted)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or enough to coat)

1 cup dried fruit, chopped (I like apricots and prunes)

Preheat oven to 150C

Mix all ingredients except dried fruit in a big bowl.

Spread evenly on a baking tray.

Bake for 45 minutes or until brown, make sure you mix the muesli around every 15 minutes for even browning.

AND THAT'S IT - HOW EASY IS THAT?! Minimum effort, maximum result!

see Marilyn?

Top with dried fruit, berries, grapes, yoghurt, honey and almond milk

Well.. there are no rules, but that's how I like it!


  1. .....and this mix makes THE best topping for a fruit crumble too! go the faerie chef!

  2. mmm thats looks and sounds really yummy. I am going to make that on the weekend - I've been looking for a healthy cereal to eat :)

  3. You feel free to let your dad know that I'm 24 and I've always eaten my All-Bran microwaved with soy milk into a hot paste, or left for an hour to soak into brown-ness if I have time. He's not alone ;)

  4. Mumma, I'm trying to be a tad healthier than crumbles :p

    Leah gem, it really is delicious! and so so so simple and healthy.

    Hannah, I can't believe it. Funnily enough he sent me an email asking me kindly to refrain from telling his icky bran stories online.. and then I saw YOUR comment! So I told him it was ok, he wasn't a freak. hahaahaha. But really - it's soooo gross!


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