Friday, 27 December 2013

a homemade, healthy muesli

I woke up this morning feeling slightly worse for wear, having eaten far too much over the last couple of days! I needed to eat something a little lighter for breakfast so I tucked into this delicious muesli. I made it a couple of days ago and it is full of Christmas flavours. It's so easy and quick to make and it tastes yummy!

400g porridge oats
75g unsweetened dessicated coconut
100g skinned hazlenuts
100g skinned Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
100g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice
1 tsp ginger
180ml water
120ml groundnut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
75g pitted dates, roughly chopped
75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
75g dried cranberries
50g crystallised ginger, finely chopped 

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas Mark 3. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
2. Whisk the water, oil, vanilla and salt together and then stir in the dry ingredients.
3. Spread the mixture out in two, large shallow roasting trays. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring and swapping the trays occasionally, until the muesli is golden and crisp, checking frequently towards the end. Leave to cool.
4. Stir in the dried fruit and crystallised ginger. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 1.3kg

It makes such a lovely breakfast. I had mine with milk but I'm sure it will taste great with Greek yoghurt too. 

Enjoy! I hope you have all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas!

Recipe taken from 'Christmas with Gordon'.


  1. Not sure if my last comment was posted but this looks lovely - will be giving it a try.
    Jane X

    1. Thanks Jane, it really does taste as good as it looks. I hope you love it as much as I do :-)

  2. This looks great, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Thank you Louise, I think this is a perfect muesli recipe. I'm sure you will love it :-)

  3. This looks amazing and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. I've been looking for a recipe that just seemed right and this baby is totally it! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much and so glad it's come at the right time for you. You won't be disappointed! :-)

  4. Mmmm...going to make a version of this for my oatmeal. Hubby buys and eats dates every morning and I never do, even though I like them. This will be a great addition!

    1. I'm sure you will love it! I'm eating it everyday for breakfast at the moment as it makes quite a lot :-)

  5. My friends Mum makes an amazing one & I've always wanted to try! I'm so going to give this a go in the NY! It looks delicious! Ax

    1. I'm going to have to make some more as I have nearly eaten it all. It is so delicious! xx