Home-made toasted muesli is made without adding any extra fat in the form of vegetable oil so is lower in saturated fats than manufactured products, even those in the gourmet range. Dried fruits in the recipe provide natural sweetness, which eliminates the need for any extra sugar. Home-made toasted muesli takes a little while to make but it keeps well, is very healthy, delicious and good value. Try Hortus Cusine's healthier take on granola with this recipe below!
- 1 Cup rolled oats
- 1/4 Cup oat bran flakes
- 1/4 Cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/4 Cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 Cup Flax seeds
- 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar or Brown sugar
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (possibly raw)
- 3 Tbsps water
- 1-2 Tsps Vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 320 F˚ (160 C˚). If you can turn on the fan setting, even better.
- Mix together all the dry ingredient in a bowl. Mix together the liquid ingredients in a cup. If using honey, melt it in the water in the microwave for a few seconds.
- Mix, and stir into the dry ingredients. Mix well with a spoon.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and spread the mixture as evenly as possible. If you like clumpy granola, just pinch the pieces together with your hands. During cooking, they will stick and create clumps.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, then turn the tray around and bake for another 8-10. It should be golden, crispy, and spread the most amazing smell in your house. If after this time it doesn’t look ready to you, leave it in the turned off-oven for a few minutes, but keep a close eye on it! It goes from ready to overbaked in a matter of seconds.
- Let it cool, mix in your favorite ingredients, and that’s it. Easy, and way cheaper than the store bought kinds!