Healthy roasted muesli

I loved my original muesli a lot. So much so that I’ve eaten it every day I’ve been at home since July 2013 when I posted the original recipe.

Whilst it’s absolutely gorgeous and filling, it does work much better with yoghurt than with milk/almond milk in my opinion as there’s not a lot of crunch beyond the nuts.  Therefore I wanted to try to roast it and most recipes I found had a lot of oil and honey and or syrup in it.  I’m sure it’s very tasty but it’s also far from healthy.  This is the best I could do, I still added honey but nowhere near as much as other recipes. The result is a crunchy sweeter muesli but still healthy.

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The basic recipe is almost the same as the original:

  • 300g Wholegrain Rolled Oats
  • 100g Pepitas (Pumpkin seeds)
  • 100g Sunflower seed
  • 100g Linseed (flax seeds)
  • 100g Black Chia Seed
  • 100g walnuts, crushed
  • 100g almonds, sliced
  • 100g honey
  • 100ml water
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

The best thing about muesli is that there’s no set recipe really – if you don’t like something, switch it for something else!

Mix the honey water and vanilla extract in a mug and microwave until the honey has dissolved.  Mix everything else into a bowl.  Pour the liquid evenly over the mix.

Pour it all out on oven tray (without silver foil or anything else) on 140C for a fan assisted over.  Now depending on your oven this might vary.  Most other recipes I found had 180-200C which would have cremated mine.  My first batch was at 160C and I didn’t check in on until after 10min and the top was burned.  At 140C I still had to take it out about every 2 minutes to stir the mix to dry evenly.

The result is a gorgeous crunchy muesli that you can eat without guilt!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239
Total Fat 15.2g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
  – Trans Fat 0.0g
  – Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg
Potassium 176mg
Total Carbohydrates 20.1g
  – Dietary Fiber 6.7g
  – Sugars 4.8g
Protein 8.8g
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