75g / 3 oz (6 tbsp) unrefined demerara or
light muscovado sugar
50g / 2 oz (1/2 cup) hazelnuts or almonds,
50g / 2 oz sultanas or raisins (1/3 cup
golden raisins or raisins)
75g / 3 oz (1/2 cup) dried apricots,
Place the oats,
sugar and nuts on a large baking tray, mixing well to blend. Cook under a
preheated hot grill until golden, stirring frequently. Allow to cool.
Mix the oat
mixture with the sultanas or raisins and apricots, blending well. Store in
an airtight tin or container until required.
breakfast with milk or natural yogurt and sliced fresh fruit in season.
Makes 500g / 18 oz
Variations - There is no standard or
'approved' recipe for muesli and the choice of ingredients to use is
very much a personal one, so for variety and to ring the changes in the
above basic, try replacing bran flakes or wheat flakes for the rolled
oats; pine kernels, pistachios, walnuts, cashews or Brazil nuts for the
hazelnuts or almonds; and dried peaches, nectarines, apples, pears,
bananas, figs, dates and currants for the sultanas or raisins and
apricots. Serve with milk, cream, soured cream, yogurt, fruit juice or
fresh fruit in season as liked.