Toasted Muesli (Nuts and Dried Fruit Mixture)

Bowl of Muesli and Fruits
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  • Total: 14 mins
  • Prep: 0 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: about 5 cups (20 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
94 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 5 cups (20 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you want to indulge in a delicious easy-to-make breakfast treat, try making toasted muesli. The best thing is that it can be made in large batches and stored for up to a month in an airtight container. The muesli is made of rolled oats combined with a mixture of nuts, seeds, desiccated coconut, honey, and a little canola oil. The ingredients are toasted in the oven for about 10 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled you can add some dried fruit, such as chopped apricots or dried cranberries.

It's important to keep an eye on the toasting muesli to make sure it doesn't burn. And you need to stir it every couple of minutes to ensure it cooks evenly.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut (desiccated)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or apricots, roughly chopped)
  • Optional: milk or yogurt (for serving)

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300 F.

  2. Heat the honey and vegetable oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Gently simmer for 4 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the rolled oats, the nuts, the seeds and the coconut.

  4. Add the warm honey mixture to the bowl and stir well to coat the dry ingredients.

  5. Spoon the oats onto a large rimmed baking sheet and spread out.

  6. Bake the ingredients for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Add the dried fruit and stir to combine.

  8. Serve with milk and/or yogurt.

  9. Store muesli in an airtight container for up to a month.