Sunday, December 5

Sunday baking project: Festive toasted muesli

Toasted muesli is one of life's luxury in my book.  I don't eat it often but when I am working in an office, I buy a box to eat breakky at my desk (remember I told you about my bad breakfast habits?).  Lately I've had a bit of a craving for yoghurt with fruit puree and toasted muesli.  Haven't been able to shake it, so finally I bit the bullet and decided to make some.

Now ordinarily I wouldn't use all these ingredients - I'd probably stick to flaked almonds and shredded coconut or freeze dried strawberries - but I thought hey - let's go a bit festive right?  I had the ingredients on hand and I'm glad I did - it's a yummy alternative.

So if you want to serve yourself or your family, or even bundle up in beautiful brown paper bags and attractive ribbon for Christmas gifts?   Good idea huh?

3 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup cranberries, roughly chopped
1/3 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
2 tb olive oil
2 tb butter
1 tb maple syrup
2 tb brown sugar
1 tb white sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c

In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter with oil, maple syrup and butter, set aside.

In a bowl, mix oats, coconut and cranberries

Pour saucepan contents into the bowl and mix into a wet sand type consistency.

Spread out on a baking tray covered with baking paper and into the oven for about 6 minutes. Take out, stir around and put back in the oven (be careful not to let it burn!) do this 3-4 times and then allow to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container until ready to use - to serve with either yoghurt or just with milk - yummy!

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1 lovely comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on December 6, 2010 at 2:58 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

hehe nothing wrong with those ingredients! In fact they sound downright delicious!


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