- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup bran flakes
- ½ cup flaked coconut
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup chopped pecan nuts
- ½cup dried apple, roughly chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 150° C
- Line a deep baking dish with baking paper.
- Mix and melt the honey, brown sugar and olive oil in a saucepan.
- Mix the remaining ingredients.
- Add the honey, oil and sugar mixture, mixing well.
- Pour into lined baking dish, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (every 10 minutes or so).
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. It will set into a clumpy mass. When cooled, break up the clumps and store in an air tight container.
- I’ve used Light Olive Oil. I did not want the full flavour of a Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- I’ve used Grey Gum Honey in this batch. It is a lighter and softer honey.
- I’d be tempted to lightly toast the sesame seeds first. Just put them into a non-stick frying pan over a low heat, toast until there is just a touch of colour. I’ve the feeling that the sesame seeds are getting a bit lost (flavour wise)in the final product.
- Brown Sugar, is the soft brown variety. You could probably substitute an equal volume of golden syrup.
- 3 Cups of Oats may seem a bit excessive, but in the final muesli it does not seem to dominate.
In a word delicious. I had to put it into the storage containers, otherwise I would have kept picking at it.
Like all recipes, feel free to add or subtract as the mood takes you.
Some ideas for variations based on some geographical themes:
- Tropical flavour (building on the coconut flavour already there), try adding dried mango, dried pineapple and banana chips. I’d probably not put these through the oven, I’ve no idea if they would burn and ruin the batch. I’d just add these after the mixture has cooled after baking.
- European winter feel, try adding dried pear, dried cherries and walnut pieces. Replacing the Soft Brown Sugar with an equal quantity of Golden Syrup, may also add to the European winter flavours.
- Middle Eastern feel try dried figs, dried apricots, sultanas and raisins. Also, I’d add a teaspoon of cinnamon into this as well.