Homemade Toasted Muesli: Lyndi's Healthy Granola Recipe
I LOVE muesli for breakfast. It's super fast and convenient, and super healthy too. It's a great way to get some more wholegrains into your day.
You'll be surprised how quick and easy it is to make your own homemade breakfast cereal.
This muesli is a healthy version... So full disclaimer, it won't taste too sweet or hold together in clusters like store-bought varieties.
Double the maple syrup and oil to get more clusters. When you remove it from the oven, let it cool completely before storing it.
When grocery shopping, check the three C's: If a breakfast cereal says 'crispy', 'crunchy' or 'clusters', it's a dead give away that the cereal has quite a bit of sugar and fat added to give it the crunchy texture.
Solution? Look for simple ingredients list (where you recognise all the ingredients) or set aside half an hour to make your own healthy homemade muesli or breakfast cereal.
This will store in the fridge for at least a couple of weeks. Freeze some if you have extra.
If you want to buy a healthy breakfast cereal, here is my list of the top healthy breakfast cereals in Australia. Scroll to the bottom of the post for my tops tips for choosing a healthy breakfast cereal.
- If you're gluten-intolerant, make sure you buy certified gluten-free oats. Not all oats are gluten-free.
- You can also add coconut flakes or cinnamon. Or try apricots, dried dates. You might also like chia seeds Try new ingredients each time. This will make each new batch a new 'flavour'.
- Serve with plain greek yoghurt and fresh fruit.
- Leave out the sultanas/dates for a fruit-free version.
- I bought these three ingredients (below) from Aldi because I wanted to keep it simple. Use what you've got handy!
- 750g (26oz) Plain rolled oats
- 2 cups mixed nuts (like almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamia, Brazil). I often just buy a pack of mixed nuts.
- 2 cups mixed seeds (like sunflower, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia). I often just buy a pack of mixed seeds.
- 1 cup dried dates (chopped) or sultanas
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup (not maple flavoured syrup)
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