Saturday, August 15, 2009

Home made breakfast muesli

One thing I have kept up over the last few years with some lapses here & there is making my own muesli which I then alternate with oats for breakfast. I have a few recipes I swap between & am always on the lookout for new & different ones, they're all pretty similar so hard to come by.

This new recipe includes puffed corn which I've never used before & the fruit is baked with the cereal whereas normally it's added after the grains are cooked. The recipe is from the Marie Claire breakfast book & is one I will return too. Delicious & a lot lighter than my others thanks to the puffed corn, also the macadamias & a whole packet of LSA mix make it very special, one to try, here is the recipe. As always you can mix things up as much as you like...

Healthy Nut & Seed Muesli

100g puffed corn
150g rolled oats
100g pecans
160g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
100g flaked coconut
200g LSA mix
100g dried apples, chopped
200g dried apricots, chopped
125g dried pears, chopped
125ml maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180c. Combine all ingredients except the syrup & extract in a very large bowl & mix to combine. Place the syrup & exteact in a small saucepan over low heat for 3 minutes. Pur the syrup over nut mixture & toss lightly to coat.

Divide between 2 oven trays & bake for about 20 minutes, turning a couple of times, until golden brown. Allow to cool before transferring to an airtight container.