HOMEMADE MUESLI - NEVER FAIL "RULE OF THUMB"
I have never found a shop-bought muesli that I like. I don’t like it over fruity, I don’t like it too sweet (even though I have a massive sweet tooth), I like it JUST crunchy but not soft and chewy. It’s so easy to make it just the way you like it, and I go by a general “rule of thumb”…. My rule of thumb: 3 cups of OATS (rolled, wholegrain, or mixture) 3 cups of OTHER (eg. nuts, coconut, wheatgerm, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, chia seeds) 2 Tablespoons of SWEET (eg. honey + orange juice, maple syrup, apple syrup) 1/3 cup of OIL (eg. coconut) Dried fruit to suit (added afterwards)
Put your SWEET and your OIL in a saucepan and simmer for about 2 mins. Mix all dry ingredients (except fruit) in a large roasting pan, pour sweet mixture over all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Bake at 140 degrees for 30 mins, turning 2-3 times. It will still be soft when you take it out of the oven, but will get a nice crunch when it cools. Add dried fruit of your choice when cooled.
In this batch of muesli I used: Rolled and wholegrain oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, ground linseed, cinnamon, cranberries, apricots. My ‘sweet’ was pure maple syrup and Freshfields Apple Syrup (fantastic!), and virgin coconut oil.
Perfection for me.