Muesli?

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Muesli?

Postby Kitcameron » 03 Jan 2016, 16:03

Can someone tell me what the basic ingredients for muesli are? I know that probably sounds a bit dim but muesli is one of those things I've always liked the idea of but rarely find one that doesn't have something in I don't like, I'm not big on nuts and seeds really.

Dh has recently started having muesli and yoghurt for breakfast and I've been pinching some too. Aldi and Tesco both do quite a nice red berries one without any things in we don't like but I've been wondering if we could make our own any cheaper than buying a box.

I'm thinking if I made my own it'd probably have oats and dried fruit in but do I need to add anything else sort of oaty? And do I do anything to the oats or just chuck them straight from bag into mixing bowl? Do I need special oats or just porridge oats? One recipe I read said jumbo oats, I'm guessing porridge oats are fairly normal sized oats not jumbo sized, am I right?

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Re: Muesli?

Postby booksnob » 03 Jan 2016, 17:09

I make my own, and it's usually a 'chuck in what we've got' exercise. I use Asda basics porridge oats and add some or all of the following: ground almonds, flaked almonds, dried cranberries, desiccated coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots (snipped up with scissors), any other nuts we have. I think you could add things like bran or wheat flakes, but I'd need to make a special trip to a health food shop for those, so don't bother. Basically, there's no right or wrong, just chuck in what you fancy.
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Re: Muesli?

Postby qbm » 03 Jan 2016, 17:49

That sounds absolutely delicious booksnob! I'm putting that on the list of things I plan to eat when my braces come off <sigh>
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Re: Muesli?

Postby Kitcameron » 03 Jan 2016, 19:43

Thanks booksnob, that sounds like what I was thinking but online recipes seemed more complex lol. DH doesn't think it's worth making our own but I might try anyway lol.
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Re: Muesli?

Postby Lily » 03 Jan 2016, 21:50

I posted a recipe recently for granola dust which is basically blitzed muesli. It's really delicious and a good way to get the health benefits of nuts and seeds without being such hard work to eat. You can also use it to make porridge and in various other concoctions. The littlies love it!
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Re: Muesli?

Postby yorkshirepudding » 03 Jan 2016, 22:00

Thanks for the inspiration kc and the recipe booksnob, I had got some lidl nutty one I liked but I might make my own now. I'll look up the granola dust too lily. I make Moo's porridge by soaking oats overnight with sultanas and chopped walnuts and when they're cooked they don't taste too walnutty which makes them edible in our opinion! But added seeds and nuts would be good. I do add ground linseed to his when I remember but I find it tastes too fishy for me?!
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Re: Muesli?

Postby StJuniper » 04 Jan 2016, 01:53

http://www.refinery29.com/my-new-roots-cookbook

This page has a stunning granola recipe. I know that's not what you asked for but it's vaguely related, right? :)
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Re: Muesli?

Postby Kanga » 04 Jan 2016, 13:16

Mine sounds much like booksnob's. I use this recipe and can literally chuck it together in minutes. It evolved as I've done it as dh doesn't like nuts in it & ive played around with fruits. His favourite is mix of sultanas, snipped dried apricots and dry cranberries. He eats it with orange juice as the recipe suggests but could never be bothered with grated apple & is now off dairy so doesn't have the yoghurt.
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Re: Muesli?

Postby Kitcameron » 04 Jan 2016, 18:53

Thanks everyone, will definitely go check out those recipes
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Re: Muesli?

Postby mamapup » 04 Jan 2016, 21:19

Making my dust now, thanks Lily.
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Re: Muesli?

Postby EnigmaFish » 04 Jan 2016, 23:16

Just to mention that DH brought jumbo oats home by mistake instead of normal porridge oats. They're bigger (surprise, surprise) and tougher to cook. When I use them to make porridge they take longer to reach a porridge consistency. This is bad for porridge, but good for granola or muesli, I would guess.
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