I was looking at the choice of muesli in the supermarket and thinking I wish I could have the nuts from that one and the cranberries from another, when lightning struck, I (metaphorically) slapped my forehead and thought “Why don’t I just make my own?” Considering I make bread, cakes and all sorts of baked things, I can’t believe I didn’t think of making my own muesli before, when it is so simple, there is not even any cooking involved.
Gather together nuts, seeds, cereals and dried fruit, whichever ones you like most, mix them up and put in a container ready for breakfast. There is not much more to it than that.
I used pearl barley flakes, roasted malted wheat flakes (for a bit of crunchiness), in about equal quantities and one and a half times the quantity of rolled oats. Fortunately, there are some really good health food shops in Stroud, where you can buy different cereals like that. I then added dried apricots, raisins, cranberries, dried pineapple and hazelnuts. The fruit makes it sweet enough, so there is absolutely no need to add any sugar or honey.
Then in the morning I add fresh fruit, for example, blueberries or banana as well as yoghurt or skimmed milk and eat it along with a nice cup of tea.
Would I make it again?
Definitely. I am looking forward to trying dried mango, dates, roasted almonds, and roasted pecans or walnuts, perhaps some sunflower and pumpkin seeds.