My girls love toasted muesli and it's hard to find a commercially produced one that isn't full of things I'd rather not have my girls eating. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and they love it. The original recipe had more honey in it, so add more if you prefer it sweeter.
It's not by any means a low-fat recipe, but unlike commercial products, it doesn't contain any hydrogenated or trans-fats. The fats that come from the seeds contain essential fatty acids, vitamin E and other nutrients. Rice bran oil also contains vitamin E and is believed to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels without lowering the good HDL levels, because it contains several anti-oxidants.
This recipe can be altered to suit whatever you have on hand - the muesli in the photo contains pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds and dried figs, peaches and pineapple - and you can add spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon to the honey mix if desired; it is divine served with fresh plain yoghurt :-)
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup All-bran type cereal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup slivered almonds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
½ cup honey or agave nectar
¼ cup Rice Bran oil
1 cup finely chopped dried fruit (e.g. apricots, sultanas, pears)
1. Preheat oven to 150'C/ 300'F.
2. Combine oats, bran, coconut, and seeds in a large bowl.
3. Heat honey and oil in a saucepan over low heat, and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly and spread over a large baking tray. Place in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, stirring occaisonally, until golden in colour.
4. Allow to cool, and stir through dried fruit. Store in airtight container.
Adapted from this recipe.