Introduction: Your Personal Muesli

My niece's husband got my family started on home-made muesli - and now we all have our own personal favourite versions. Give it a go yourself. It's delicious, healthy, fun, and only takes a few minutes to make. Very satisfying.

Step 1: Ingredients

This is my version, adapted from a basic "7 cup muesli" which I found online - it's 8.5 cups now!

About 3 cups cereal flakes - I use 2 cups jumbo oat flakes and 1 cup barley flakes
1 cup puffed whole grain rice
I cup roughly chopped nuts - I use Brazil nuts and pecan nuts
I cup seeds - I use pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
Half a cup coconut flakes
2 cups roughly chopped dried fruit - I use apricots, dates and mango (or sometimes cranberries - but they have added sugar)

You can use anything you like in your muesli as long as it is dried. Toasting the cereals, nuts and seeds improves the flavour. I tried Millet flakes once, but never again - they are only suitable for budgies!

Step 2: Toasting the Muesli

Toast the cereal flakes by spreading the out on baking trays and putting in the oven at 170 deg/150 deg fan/ gas mark 4 for 10 minutes until they are slightly brown and smell toasted.

Toast the nuts and seeds in a similar way.

Toast the coconut for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully as it burns easily!

Step 3: Mixing the Muesli

In a large bowl, mix all the toasted ingredients with the puffed rice. Stir well and leave to cool. Finally mix in the chopped dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

Store in an airtight container, keeps for weeks. Serve with milk or yoghurt and fresh fruit.

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