Home made muesli

Home made muesli

I’m putting this recipe up for purely selfish reasons – I can never find the recipe when I need it. And getting a good balance of healthy ingredients like almonds, cranberries oats and rice crisps in the right proportions takes a lot of experimenting!

I should say here that it’s been a ridiculous amount of time since I posted last.

I’ve been moving house. Again. I feel like a tequila-drinking kitten that has been chasing moths (my friend Megan used this expression this week, I don’t understand it, but I love it and wanted to use it).

Muesli spoon cam

Spoon cam!

For those keeping score, that’s my third move in 12 months. I’m going for a record. But all boxes are now unpacked, internet is hooked back up and I have a lovely new kitchen I’ll post about soon.

Now back to that muesli…

It took me quite a long time to perfect this, there was a process. I had to go to the grocery store, get annoyed at the price of muesli and the quality of ingredients used. Then I had to play with the quantity of ingredients I’d use to ensure it was healthy. Then I’d lose the recipe and my maths I’d done to work out the health-factor.

Preparing muesli

Hard work. Instead I’d like to be able to pick up my smart phone, go to my wordpress app, and look up the recipe. More and more I’m finding I only cook with my smart phone.

iphone-cupcakes

Well, maybe not quite like the above. Though I really would like to do that. But now that most of my recipes are electronic I no longer pick up my recipe books. Is this the end of an era?

So ‘home made muesli’ joins my other favourite recipes, so all I have to do now to make it is pick up my phone and follow the instructions. Just like below.

1950s housewife on phone

Maybe not just like this. But my that’s a nice apron!

Very Good Recipes also had a competition at the moment for ‘breakfasts of the world’. It was just a nice coincidence that it came up when I decided to put up my muesli. Although I feel the judges probably won’t pick me over the Mexican lasagne (really? For breakfast?) but this is what I have for breakfast everyday, so am proudly putting it in.

Enjoy!

home made muesli

Ingredients
1 1/3 cup oats
1 1/3 cup quick oats
2/3 cup rice bubbles/crispies/puffs (insert whatever your country calls them)
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 dried apricots, chopped
1/4 cup sultanas
1/4 cup cranberries, chopped
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 cup sunflower seeds

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Put in container
  3. Serve with fruit and yogurt

Makes: I usually put 1/3 of a cup in a bowl, this recipe makes 14 serves. I then top it with yogurt and fruit.

Healthy: 125 calories per 1/3 cup serve. What you put on top is up to you.

Gluten free: As long as you have oats and rice puffs that are (check the back of the packet), then yes.

Storage: In an airtight container for up to a month… or more. Unless moisture gets in you’ll be fine.

18 Comments on Home made muesli

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    14 January 2012 at 12:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Ha, we’re getting to be the same way. We have to look stuff up on the blog a lot. And we’ve made those cupcakes, OK not really. Great recipe, worth jotting down, I mean typing in.

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  2. Just A Smidgen
    14 January 2012 at 4:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Isn’t that why we blog.. a perfect place to store those recipes… and look them up at the grocery store! This looks so healthy, perfect for breakfast!

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  3. frugalfeeding
    15 January 2012 at 5:46 am (2 years ago)

    That is an interesting description… hmm. I’m glad you’re back. Having been checking fairly frequently for new recipes! This looks lovely. Everyone who blogs is, no matter what they say, doing it for purely selfish reasons… though, the offshoot may not be selfish. Thanks for sharing this – I’ve been meaning to make my own cereal for quite a while :D. This would set me up perfectly for the 45 hour weeks I’m working at the moment!

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  4. Courtney
    15 January 2012 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum! That sounds like a great new way (for us) to have a healthy breakfast. I’m trying to eliminate all the boxed cereals we eat, so I love seeing new ideas. :)

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  5. Kristy
    15 January 2012 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t know what I’d do without my phone while I’m cooking. I can’t tell you how often I pull things up on the blog – or many other blogs. :) This looks fabulous. I know that all four of us would enjoy this for breakfast. I’m printing this out right now…but I’ll still probably have to look it up again on my phone. ;)

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  6. Kay aka Babygirl
    15 January 2012 at 5:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve never head muesli before at all.. but you definitely make it look amazing and delicious. Thanks for sharing this

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  7. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
    15 January 2012 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I love museli but have never attempted to make it at home..now I have a wonderful trusted recipe to go to..thank you for sharing this.
    I do that too, post recipes to have a place to get them quickly and easy. I have 4 recipe books and it gets confusing lol the blog is much more tidy and easy to access

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  8. Jeanne
    16 January 2012 at 4:44 am (2 years ago)

    This sure does look healthy (and tasty too)! I’ve been eating homemade granola for breakfast ever since I figured out my favorite recipe, but maybe I’ll add muesli into the rotation!

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  9. Patty
    17 January 2012 at 5:43 am (2 years ago)

    I hope this is your last move for a very long time! I’ve never made homemade muesli but I’m intrigued. Your recipe sounds good, I certainly like all the ingredients and love the sliced strawberry on top!

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  10. sportsglutton
    17 January 2012 at 7:33 am (2 years ago)

    One of the great things about making museli add home is the ability to adjust it to whatever you’re craving. healthy and delish!

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  11. spicegirlfla
    18 January 2012 at 7:17 am (2 years ago)

    I think your muesli is fabulous!! I make a batch of granola quite frequently for breakfast and snacking!! Sounds like a winning recipe to me!!

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  12. Amy
    18 January 2012 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Mmm, I love muesli…this looks great! Is that an icredibly small bowl, or a gigantic strawberry??

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    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      18 January 2012 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

      I was wondering how long it might take for someone to notice that. It’s a very small bowl AND a gigantic strawberry :)

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  13. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    19 January 2012 at 12:37 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for keeping me entertained. I have been, by process of elimination, trying to figure out what a Sultana is. Yes, I could google it, but staring at the photo, reading the list of ingredients and trying to figure out what is missing is more fun. This homemade bowl of muesli looks FAB!

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    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      19 January 2012 at 12:05 pm (2 years ago)

      But… what do call a sultana in the US? Now I need to know…! Not raisins surely, they’re a different thing again.

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  14. The Hook
    22 January 2012 at 6:24 am (2 years ago)

    What a talented young lady you are!

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  15. Drina C @ Eaternal Zest
    3 February 2012 at 12:10 am (2 years ago)

    Hey there,
    like the fact that your recipe is so simple and I do love the picture too :)
    dont worry about the mexican lasagna.. she aint going to win cause she (or me) is a participating judge. I normally wouldnt have that for breakfast; but its something I had come up with to experiment cuisines from other parts of the world.

    Thanks for participating in our competition.
    Good Luck!

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    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      3 February 2012 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

      I do have to try the Mexican lasagna though! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Reply

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