Saturday, May 5, 2012

Homemade Muesli - attempt 1

For some reason, at some point in my life I decided that I did not like muesli.  It was the strange thing that Mum ate in the morning and it was clearly awful.  Then when I was in an Asian country with no other cereal options I finally tried it - and realised I love muesli.

This is not the first time this has happened.  Pesto, parmesan and beetroot were all exactly the same.  At a young age, for no decernable reason I decided I didn't like them and given that I eat pretty much everything everyone assumed that there must be a reason for this.  I guess it is the reason why it is important to try everything and if there is something you don't like, keep trying it every few years because our tastes do change.  I'm still hoping that coffee will become something I like in time because it just isn't the same ordering a pot of tea when everyone else has a coffee.

Anyway, back onto muesli.  Having discovered that muesli is in fact awesome, I set about trying different varieties.  I prefer untoasted muesli, served with greek yoghurt rather than milk. While each brand I tried had great elements, I was struggling to find one that exactly matched my preferred tastes.  So I finally got around to making my own.

Given that making your own natural muesli basically involves just mixing a bunch of stuff together and then eating it, it is a remarkably simple process.  My first attempt is very tasty.  Even S who is not a muesli eater commented it was yum when he stole some of my breakfast.  I think this is a mix I will be making again, but I do like variety, so expect some different recipes in the months to come.

Do you like muesli?  What type and how do you eat it?

Lisa's Natural Muesli - take 1
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup soy and linseed bran straws
1 cup natural almonds roughly chopped
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried apple cut into pieces about the size of the cranberries

Put in a bowl, mix together, eat any way you enjoy!


  1. I tend to be more of a granola or porridge person - muesli never really excites me unless it's been turned into delicious granola with beautiful sugar and oil ;)

    P.S. I still can't like pesto. Something about the pine nuts and basil combined together...

    1. Granola is lovely, but I do find I get more of a jaw ache from crunching through it all. I love how if I have enough time to mix the muesli through the yogurt all in advance it gets nice and squishy.

  2. I don't think I like muesli either, so this post is ringing rather true for me - except I haven't made the conversion! I like oats, and muesli bars, and all of the ingredients in your mix here, so perhaps I should try again.

    1. It is worth giving it a go Kari. I think the thing that made it for me, is realising I prefer it with yoghurt rather than milk.