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Allan's muesli recipe

RECIPES / 31-10-2017

We are constantly reminded to include nuts, seeds and wholegrains in our diet, so here is one way to do what we're told and actually enjoy it at the same time.

For me it's about good quality oats teamed with quality ingredients. No more and no less. I really enjoy dried fruit and nuts from Oasis Bakery and 53 Degrees East at Prahran Market.

The actual recipe changes a little each time but the basic quantities stay the same. I start with 1 kilo of rolled oats (please avoid instant oats) and add in about 1 ½ cups of prunes, ½ cup of sultanas and 2/3 cup raw almonds (chopped).

Then throw in a small handful of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. A cup of dried nectarines, thinly sliced and added along with a liberal sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Stir well and it’s ready to be placed into a container. That should keep 2 people going for 2-3 weeks with a healthy and delicious breakfast.

I have this 5 days a week with strewed fruit (current favourite is rhubarb), a dollop of natural yoghurt, a sprinkle of ground linseed and good quality milk. It really is a great start to my day.

As mentioned above I vary the recipe each time. Dried nectarines become dried pears or apricots. Prunes are swapped for sliced dried figs. Sultanas become raisins or almonds are swapped for pecans. It really depends on what is best at the time.

You can also make great bircher muesli with this mix. Soak 1 cup of muesli with 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of yoghurt and refrigerate overnight. Serve with fresh fruit in the morning.

Home made muesli really is one of the quickest recipes I know and creates a breakfast option that is great value for money, great tasting and good for you.  Enjoy!

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