homemade muesli


Ah, muesli. Or Granola, depending where yer from. 

I love it love it love it with a love not usually reserved for oatmeal. 

I love it mostly for breakfast and sometimes for lunch. Most recently with a glossy glob of yoghurt but traditionally just with milk. 

You don't really need a recipe for muesli. Every muesli-eater I know has their own, and it's the very best. My Mum makes hers raw, with just grains. My friend Estelle adds cocoa to hers. Adam likes his with dried fruit, mostly apricots and I like it with a handful of almonds and dried cranberries. 

I have always toasted mine on the stove, in a big pan, just turning it till it goes golden.

I reported this method to Estelle who declared me insane and suggested I try baking it in the oven.

Did. Worked a treat. Thanks, gorgeous girl.

So, for the recipe you neither need nor want coz you'll make this however you damn well please…




5 cups rolled oats

½ cup sunflower kernals

½ cup pumpkin seeds

½ cup linseed

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp golden syrup 

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp vegetable oil


Warm the golden syrup and the honey up a bit, either in a microwave or on the stove. Then stir all the ingredients together and spread out in a large baking tray (or on two trays, might save you some stirring in the oven.)

Bake for approx 15 mins in moderate oven (180) stirring regularly, until evenly golden. 

Add dried fruit(s) of choice after cooking, nuts can go in with the mix while cooking. 

Store in an airtight jar or container. 



3 Comments on “homemade muesli

Hear Mum Roar
October 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I love toasted muesli, I’ll try it any which way.

October 13, 2010 at 6:20 am

This is so nice just stirred into yogurt. Or yoghurt. Or yoghourt. Damn. How do people spell that stupid word?

January 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm

You were spot on. I did read your instructions – and then went on to ignore them. I ended up totally carried away, finding more and more things from my pantry to add (a ridiculous amount of things, to be precise!) I also chose to bulk mine up with extra raw oats and shredded coconut at the end. I used your honey/golden syrup/oil/cinnamon/ginger flavouring. It reminds me of the taste of my favourite expensive brand name museli. It’s delicious with Greek yoghurt! And also dangerously messy when spoon fed to you by your 2 year old. 😉


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