If you followed my Insta-stories on Saturday you would have seen that I made home-made granola muesli for the very first time. I’ve been on the hunt lately to find the perfect muesli, I’ve tried sugar-free, plain granola, expensive muesli, cheap muesli (not recommended) and I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to try make it myself, with all the things I love in it and go from there.
My mom has a recipe for muesli and she shared it with me, with a few of her own tweaks, and it is delicious! So I was dying to get on with it. Total cost for ingredients was a reasonable R195.00, and it has made me almost 2kg’s worth of muesli. The bonus about making it yourself is you KNOW what’s in it, and that’s great for me.
Here’s what you’ll need.
6 cups of oats = 1kg (R28 for 1kg box jungle oats – steel cut)
1/2 cup of flora oil – good quality bland oil (R38/1L)
1/2 cup of honey – I used Woolworths fynbos honey (R70/375g)
1 tsp salt
3 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp ground cinnamon
250ml raisins (R29)
100g sunflower seeds – I bought a mixed bag of sunflower, linseed and pumpkin seeds for R32/250gm)
100g pumpkin seeds
100g whole raw almonds (R32)
Turn on your oven to low (100C)
In a large roasting pan mix the oats, seeds, salt, spices and almonds.
Drizzle over the oil and honey, mix with a spoon well.
Place in the oven to roast, stirring often.
Remove from oven when oats are browned, leave to cool.
Add the raisins.
Place in glass jars for storage.