Thursday, August 09, 2007

Coconut Muesli


I found another recipe for muesli in Marie Claire Luscious, this one is possibly even nicer than the Bill Granger recipe & uses mostly maple syrup with a bit of vegetable oil instead of a load of butter so has a lot less fat though of course is higher in sugar, so take your pick of poison. I will keep on alternating & changing the fruit in each batch for a bit of variety too, I cant get enough of the home made stuff, much nicer than anything from the shops.

Coconut Muesli

400g (4 cups) rolled oats
125g (1 cup) unsalted sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
125g (1 cup) slivered almonds
120g (2 cups) shredded coconut
250ml (3/4 cup) maple syrup
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
40g (1/4 cup) finely sliced dried peaches
35g (1/4 cup) finely sliced dried mango

Preheat the oven to 150c. Put the oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds & coconut in a large bowl & mix well. Heat the maple syrup & oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour the warm mixture over the muesli & stir so that the grains & seeds are all well covered.

Spread the mixture over 2 baking trays & bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, and swapping the trays around in the oven halfway through baking. Remove from oven & cool. Transfer to a large bowl, add fruit & toss well. Makes about 1.2kg, enough for about 12 serves. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

3 comments:

KikiMiss said...

You will do really well with the venture into solids for Chloe. With food like you prepare on your blog she is sure to be in fine hands. Good luck with everything, are you still b/feeding her too? Any teeth yet?

Ange said...

Hi Kikimiss, yes I'm still breasfeeding, so far Chloe wont even drink expressed milk from a bottle or cup so I'm a little concerned in how she will take to food! Luckily no teeth yet so havent had to deal with that one yet at least

Ali-K said...

Hi Ange, I forwarded your post to my boyfriend who is always looking for low-wheat breakfasts. We made the mueslei last night and loved it. Great post, thanks.