Monday, 28 September 2009

Grainy morning fuel

She did not think she would sleep tonight. But if there was no sleep, at least there could be no dreams.
Our Lady of the Snow by Louise Cooper

When I used to live at home I was in charge of making the muesli for our household. Basically I'd clear out everything I could find from the pantry and fridge that could go into muesli and make the biggest batch ever. Then when I first moved out I would come home every couple of weeks to make another giant batch with the deal being that Mum would let me take half away with me. But that was a while ago now...

This weekend, while I had the oven on baking another batch of Zucchini Spelt Muffins from
Vegan Brunch (you should seriously make these...they are delicious), I decided it was high time I started making my own muesli again. It's always so much better than anything I can buy because I can make it exactly how I like it!

This batch has a mixture of rolled oats, wholegrain oats, rye flakes, walnuts, almonds, black and white sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds mixed with a little bit of oil and and a fairly large drizzle of molasses then baked in the oven on 180℃ for about 30 or 40 minutes (stirring every so often). Once it cooled I added some ground flaxseed and a mixture of dried fruits. Easy.


  1. Your muesli looks delicious!!

    And thanks for your comment on my blog.



  2. I think I might need to make muesli. That looks great.

    The molasses is a great way to boost the nutrient profile. I hadn't thought of using it in muesli.

  3. That's such a good idea, I never made my own muesli.

  4. I have never made my own museli before. It is something that I think about every now and then. I should stop thinking and start doing!