Saturday, August 29, 2015

Healthful Toasted Muesli


I know, I know, there are thousands of recipes for toasted muesli (or granola) on the internet. But I've been fiddling around to try and make a healthy, not too oily, but not too dry recipe.


And I've hit on something pretty darn good! There is the base recipe, but then you can add to that according to what you have at the time. This batch was timed to coincide with a visit to a Lebanese nut shop, so we had a lot of extra delights to put in.


Base recipe

5 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup shredded coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white, lightly beaten (optional)
1/2 cup sultanas

Preheat oven to 170 degrees (C). Mix all dry ingredients in a tray with sides so it doesn't spill. A roasting tray is ideal. Warm the honey until runny and mix in olive oil and vanilla. Pour evenly over dry mix. Mix thoroughly. Now pour over the egg white and mix thoroughly. Place tray in the oven and set the timer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take out the tray, turn the ingredients and return to the oven. Repeat until the muesli has baked for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in the sultanas.

Add ins (examples of)

1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped macadamias
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/4 cup pistachios 
1 cup LSA mix
Chopped dried fruit eg. apricots, peach, paw paw, apple, dates, cranberries

Rules for add ins

*For seeds and nuts, add these in at the dry mix stage. 
*For dried fruit add ins, mix in when the muesli has finished baking.

Allow the muesli to cool before placing it in an airtight container. Serve with milk or use as a delicious topping on stewed fruit and yoghurt. Also makes a delightful gift when placed in an attractive jar :)

4 comments:

Sue Elvis said...

Kelly,

Your toasted muesli sounds delicious. I wonder if I could substitute rice malt syrup for the honey. I could try! I am going to clip this post into my Evernote recipe notebook. Thank you for sharing!

Kelly Casanova said...

I think you could definitely make that substitute Sue, I had thought about trying to substitute agave syrup, as I have a jar of that at the moment. I imagine the rice malt syrup would be sticky, so it should work fine. Thank you for visiting!

Wendy Manson said...

Hi Kelly, That looks wonderful. I am busy drying a lot of fruit right now so definitely looking to make some more muesli. I love your blog! Best wishes, Wendy (aka Emeline on DTE)

Kelly Casanova said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for visiting!