We do love making things ourselves and I also love to show the kids how easy it is to recreate certain things that we “eat all the time” at home. So I thought we would have a go at making own DIY Muesli. The great thing about making your own muesli, is that you totally control what goes into your breakfast cereal – even the leading “healthy” brands are often sweetened with milk powders and “natural sugars” (isn’t all sugar natural?!). So making your own you can manage the added sugar. The other benefit of making your muesli, or more to the point THIS particular muesli recipe, is that you just “use what you have in”…. if you have less dried fruit that week, add more nuts. Also, you can vitamin and mineral rich items such as pumpkin seeds (great for pregnant mamas) or linseeds – i.e. if therare nutritional gaps in your diet, seek out muesli ingredients that fill those , treat anxiety ativan .
Finally, we have used our homemade muesli to “quickly and easily” make granola bars – just “add butter, sugar and honey” as per these granola bar instructions here!
The above are what we added to our muesli – the precise measurements are not important. Also, if you can’t get one ingredient, e.g. rye flakes, replace it with another, e.g. oats. Roughly we used:
1 cup of Oats
1 cup of Rye Flakes
1 cup of Barley
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup linseeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup (homegrown!) walnuts
1 cup ground almonds (sweetens the muesli a little)
1 cup of mixed dried fruit (in our case, cranberries, raisins and apricots)
And then you just mix it all up and store in an air tight container.
I had the children help me – with the measuring and pouring and stirring. Insterestingly, the Boy, ate a small bowl full of it straight away and declared it YUMMY. The next day, he didn’t find it sweet enough – but I don’t mind adding a little sugar for him and none for me. And as mentioned above, this was PERFECT for making granola bars too.
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